#1 Key to Preventing Tooth Decay: Fluoride

#1 Key to Preventing Tooth Decay: Fluoride

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen teeth to help prevent tooth decay and permanent tooth loss. More importantly, it helps restore the minerals that have been worn down and repair weak spots in the enamel. Do you know that: 85% of all adults experience tooth decay More than 60% of will loss permanent tooth due to cavities The majority of bottled water do not contain optimal levels of fluoride. And, some types of home water...

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When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?

When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?

It’s a good idea to start cleaning your baby’s teeth twice a day as soon as you see a tooth emerging. If you start early, your baby will get used to having his teeth cleaned, and hopefully you’ll avoid problems later on. Your baby’s first tooth will most likely be a bottom front one, appearing when he’s about six months old. However, a few babies are born with a tooth through already. Others are still toothless when...

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Flossing is even more important than brushing!

Flossing is even more important than brushing!

Do you floss? Or, like many people, do you always seem to find a reason not to? A 2008 survey found that only 49% of Americans floss daily, and 10% never floss. That’s most unfortunate, dentists say, because flossing is even more important than brushing when it comes to preventing periodontal (gum) disease and tooth loss. Dentists say they hear all sorts of excuses for not flossing. Yet they insist that simple workarounds exist for just about...

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Diabetes and Oral Health:

Diabetes and Oral Health:

Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, converts sugar and other foods into glucose. It then helps carry the glucose from the blood into your cells to be used for energy needed for daily life. Without insulin, your blood glucose level rises.   What are the stages of gum disease? Gingivitis is the earliest stage, a milder and reversible form of periodontal...

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Natural Remedies for Cleaning Teeth

Natural Remedies for Cleaning Teeth

  Do apples clean your teeth? Yes, although not as well as a toothbrush and toothpaste.  Apples are a mildly acidic fruit. Because of their slightly astringent quality, they are an ideal food for cleansing teeth.Crunchy foods, including apples, celery, and carrots, act like mini toothbrushes when they are chewed. The crunchy bits actually help scrub away stubborn stains. This does not happen in a day but will take a while. The cleansing...

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Why Your Child May Need a Space Maintainer?

Why Your Child May Need a Space Maintainer?

Children may need space maintainers if they lose a tooth early or have a baby tooth extracted due to dental decay. For either case, it is important to know the benefits of using a space maintainer and how it can help support your child’s dental health. A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth. Its...

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How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth – a Step by Step Guide

How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth – a Step by Step Guide

If you wake up with a sore jaw or a headache, you may be suffering from bruxism, or tooth grinding. People who suffer from bruxism unconsciously grind their teeth together when they are sleeping. Bruxism can cause teeth to become painful or loose and sometimes part of the teeth are literally ground away. Here is a Step-by-step guide on how to Stop your Teeth Grinding 1st step: Find out if you are a teeth grinder – look out for these...

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Bad Oral Habits

Bad Oral Habits

Bad oral habits are abnormal behavior involving the mouth or around it. Bad oral habit account for about of 16% of malocclusion cases. Bad oral habits in young children can have a long-term effect in the child’s growth and development of the jaw. It changes the dynamic equilibrium of teeth-bite and results in malocclusion deformity. Therefore, prevention and treatment of bad oral habits is an important part in preventing and treating...

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Counting Your Beans and Leaves

Counting Your Beans and Leaves

For thousands of years, tea, well-known for its health benefits, has been China’s national drink. Recent research suggests drinking tea may help prevent everything from cavities to Parkinson’s disease. The benefits of tea consumption may extend throughout the body, experts believe. In recent years, a new phenomenon of cafes offering coffee has bloomed. Apart from their teeth staining properties, the benefits of tea and coffee...

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What happens after Orthodontic Braces Treatment?

What happens after Orthodontic Braces Treatment?

There is a common misconception that orthodontic (braces) treatment is completed once braces are removed. This is not true because like any other treatment, it requires continued care and maintenance to prevent relapse and to maintain the general health of the teeth and gum.   Retention after Braces   After the completion of orthodontic treatment, it is essential to follow it up with orthodontic retainers to ensure stability of the results....

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