Neglecting your dental health can lead to many problems. Bad breath, gum disease, teeth sensitivity, cavities, and tooth loss are some of the most common consequences of poor dental health. Fortunately, however, these issues are preventable. On your dental health journey, it is crucial to remember the following six facts about practicing great oral hygiene. (more…)
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It’s likely you may not have considered your teeth enamel until your dentist discovered a problem with it. This hard outer layer covering the tops of your teeth is known as the enamel. Enamel is the hardest material produced by your body and is crucial for protecting the soft inside of your teeth from damage, decay, and infection. Enamel is strong but can be weakened over time if you fail to practice proper care. While some dangers to your enamel cannot be addressed without a professional, there are steps you can take at home to support weak enamel and protect it from future harm. (more…)
While it can sometimes be difficult to maintain regular oral hygiene habits, the benefits of taking care of our teeth are numerous. Poor dental hygiene can lead to costly problems such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth discoloration. Taking care of your teeth isn’t as challenging as it may seem. The key is consistency and making dental care a habit that you don’t have to think twice about. The benefits of oral hygiene habits far outweigh any of the effort involved. If you want to build better hygiene habits, follow the tips below. (more…)
Your dentist is always reminding you to brush and floss twice a day. But why does that matter so much? And if you’re brushing your teeth, why is it also necessary for you to floss? There are many reasons flossing matters because it can reach the parts of your teeth that a toothbrush can’t. Even if you use mouthwash, floss can dig in deeper than a rinse can. There are three primary reasons why flossing matters for everyone; read on to discover how these simple strings help maintain our dental health and appearance. (more…)
People are sometimes willing to try anything to get that white smile they long for. This can lead them to try all sorts of tooth whitening or cleaning practices, in addition to or beyond the traditional regimen of toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. In recent years, several dental cleaning trends have gained various levels of popularity. Read on to determine what some of the unintended consequences of these trends are and if any trends provide positive benefits.
You have likely heard of “dental plaque” before. You probably know that it’s something to avoid and something your dentist is very concerned with. But what exactly does dental plaque do? How can you tell when you have it, and can you do anything to remove plaque from your teeth and restore them to their former health? The key to preventing and treating dental plaque is first knowing what plaque is and where it comes from. Read on to learn everything you need to know to defeat dental plaque.
Buying a new toothbrush has become increasingly confusing, as more and more styles become available to customers. You no longer have to decide how your brush looks but how it functions as well. The most important factor in selecting a toothbrush may be the bristles. Soft, medium and hard bristles are all available but work differently for different people. To determine how you can find the right toothbrush for your oral health needs, read on to learn more about each bristle type.
Understanding proper oral health care is essential for preventing tooth decay, tooth loss, and many other complications. Oral health impacts your overall health, so taking steps to care for your teeth has far-reaching consequences. However, some myths out there may lead you to make the wrong choices for your dental care. Read on to learn the truth behind these myths.
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body but can be eroded by the bacteria present in our mouths. Maintaining regular, thorough dental hygiene is essential for keeping that bacteria from creating cavities and thinning enamel. Worn and missing enamel leaves teeth much more vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities. If your enamel is wearing down, a few warning signs include painful tooth sensitivity, discolored teeth, and cracked or chipped teeth. If you are concerned about the state of your enamel, ask your dentist at your next appointment whether you should be concerned about your enamel. In the meantime, you can protect and strengthen your tooth enamel by regularly practicing the following three simple habits.
Flossing once a day is an essential part of regular dental care. However, when life gets busy, it may become difficult to make sure that you floss every day. Fortunately, there are multiple ways you can maintain a regular flossing schedule, no matter where you are or how much time you have. Read on to learn more about discrete and easy flossing alternatives and why flossing every day is ultimately so important.