Posts Tagged ‘dental care’

3 Ways to Protect and Strengthen Tooth Enamel

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Strengthen tooth enamel by remembering these everyday tips.

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. 

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New Year’s Resolutions for Dental Care

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
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Consider making one of these New Year’s resolutions for dental care and improving your oral health.

Many people like to start a new year with a few resolutions. These can be difficult to stick to, but when you make a resolution that benefits your health, it can be extremely helpful to find ways to commit to that resolution. If you want to take better care of your teeth or gums, there are a few things you can do to maintain excellent oral health. Depending on what you want to improve, you may consider committing to any or all of the following New Year’s resolutions for your dental care. 

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The Components of Daily Dental Care

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

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There are a few components that make up the recommended daily dental care routine.

Everyone wants to do what they can to keep their teeth healthy and strong. However, we may not always know what the best method is for doing that. How many times should we brush our teeth each day? What about flossing and using mouthwash? Read on to learn the recommended components of a daily rental routine.  (more…)

5 Tips for Family Dental Care

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

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Investing in family dental care from the beginning will give your children excellent health habits.

Keeping your family’s teeth and gums healthy can feel like a full-time job. But if you start early, you can set a good example for your children while teaching them excellent life habits. Better yet, practicing regular and healthy family dental care can prevent future expenses related to fillings, gum disease, and chipped teeth. By following the tips below, you can ensure that your entire family maintains healthy oral care for years into the future.  (more…)

How to Brush Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

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Brushing your teeth while wearing braces can be complicated at first. Follow this method for easy teeth cleaning.

Whether your child or teen has braces on for six months or two years, they must continue to properly brush their teeth even while wearing braces. Dental braces make brushing your teeth even more difficult than usual because food particles and plaque can adhere to both the brackets and teeth. According to the American Dental Association, the number of times a person should brush their teeth while wearing braces varies with each orthodontist. Still, it is generally considered wise to brush after every meal. If your child is struggling with brushing correctly with braces on, here are a few tips to remember.  (more…)

How Water Flossing Compares to Traditional Flossing

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

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Should you stick with traditional flossing? Or try water flossing? Read to find out what makes them different.

No matter what you eat, flossing must always be a part of your oral care routine. But if you find yourself tired of traditional flossing, water flossing is a new technique that is gaining in popularity. If you think water flossing might be the ideal choice for you, read on to learn how each type of flossing compares.  (more…)

How to Make Dental Care a Fun Habit for Kids

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

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Learn how to make dental care a fun activity for your kids.

Are your kids resistant to brushing and flossing their teeth? If so, they may fail to develop a strong dental hygiene routine that lasts with them into adulthood. Children’s teeth are prone to damage and decay as much as adult teeth are, so kids must take an active role in their dental care. But how do we get them interested in brushing and flossing? The following three methods can help you make tooth brushing enjoyable, or even exciting, to your children.  (more…)

How to Protect Your Oral Care Supplies While Traveling

Monday, March 9th, 2020

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When traveling, do not store your oral care supplies next to each other. Each toothbrush should have its own case.

It can be difficult enough to make sure that your oral care supplies like your toothbrush and toothpaste are staying clean and well-cared for, and it can be doubly challenging to do so when traveling. It’s not easy to keep these items clean when you are moving from place to place, with your toiletries placed in bags and containers in which they usually wouldn’t be. If you leave your oral care supplies susceptible to dirt and damage, your oral health can suffer the consequences. Affinity Dental and our expert team of dentists suggest remembering the following tips when traveling to maintain your oral hygiene (more…)

How to Maintain Healthy Teeth for the Holidays

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

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Maintain your healthy teeth for the holidays by using a nutcracker to avoid damaging your teeth.

The holiday season is a busy one, full of extra fun and family time, which often includes delicious and sweet foods. It can be easy to neglect your usual dental routine during this time, but if you make dental hygiene a priority, you can make it through the holidays with healthy teeth and gums for the new year! Use the following tips to help you and your family maintain healthy teeth for the holidays. (more…)

The Importance of Wearing a Retainer After Braces

Monday, December 9th, 2019

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Wearing a retainer is important for preserving the changes made by your braces.

Getting orthodontic braces removed is an orthodontic milestone, but the journey to straight and healthy teeth doesn’t end there. Retainers are as important as braces in maintaining the progress your orthodontic health has made. Learn below why wearing a retainer is so crucial for your orthodontic development, and discover some tips to make it easier to wear in your everyday life.  (more…)