#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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What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. Baby bottle tooth decay usually occurs when the baby is left asleep with a bottle or while nursing. Bacteria in the mouth thrive on this sugar and produce acids that attack the teeth. If milk teeth are only temporary, it is necessary to prevent and treat tooth decay? Think again. Milk teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking, and smiling. Untreated...

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What is Sensitive Teeth

What is Sensitive Teeth

What is Sensitive Teeth Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort or even by breathing cold air. It can also be an early warning sign of more serious dental problems. What causes Sensitive Teeth? Sensitive teeth occurs when the underlying layer of your teeth, the dentin, becomes exposed as a result of receding gum tissue (the protective blanket that covers the tooth roots). The roots contain...

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Toothache – The Facts

Toothache – The Facts

About 5 million people visit their dentist with toothache every year. Toothache is a common problem that can be prevented with good oral health. Toothache occurs because the pulp of the tooth is exposed, disturbed or infected. The pulp is the inner layer of the tooth which engulfed in a layer of dentin and then by the hard layer that we see called the enamel, which is packed full of minerals. Toothache can also occur if just the outer enamel...

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Caring For Your Teeth With Flouride

Caring For Your Teeth With Flouride

Why Fluoride is Important to Teeth? Throughout the day, your teeth are exposed to acids released by bacteria found in plaque that can break down enamel (the outer layer) and lead to tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can safely 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. Amazingly, the new tooth...

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Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth

   Wisdom teeth are the third permanent molars and are the last teeth develop. They erupt or come up into the mouth in our late teens or early twenties. We can have up to four wisdom teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. Why should they be removed?   For those of us whose jaws are too small to accommodate these wisdom teeth problems may arise: Often, the lower wisdom tooth may be prevented from erupting when it is...

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