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CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH

CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH

February is National Children's Dental Health MonthChildren's Dental Health Month (CDHM) presents a unique opportunity for Crest + Oral-B to provide useful and relevant materials to our Dental Professionals. All our CDHM materials: Activity Book, Education...

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers and Crowns Last?

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers and Crowns Last?

My teeth have a yellow shade because of a wrong high dose antibiotic treatment I had as a child. I am now 43 and after many years thought I could give myself shiny bright teeth as a present. There is nothing wrong with the shapes of my teeth. The doctor I...

The 3 Highest Rated Night Guards (For Bruxism / Teeth Grinding)

The 3 Highest Rated Night Guards (For Bruxism / Teeth Grinding)

It’s a common misunderstanding that teeth grinding is a problem that only affects our mouth. It does have an impact on our entire system. The reasons for this hide behind the symptoms of the condition.It is most commonly caused by stress and anxiety, which...

WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH?

WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH?

You might think that bad breath, or halitosis, comes mostly from eating foods like garlic and onions. You may be surprised to learn that bacteria in the mouth, especially on the tongue, is one of the biggest bad breath causes. Dentists refer to the sulfur...

Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. Oral cancerappears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of...

6 things a dental cleaning can do for you

6 things a dental cleaning can do for you

Prevent cavitiesThe whitish film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities. Plaque can be removed by brushing,...

WHAT CAUSES BLEEDING GUMS?

WHAT CAUSES BLEEDING GUMS?

What Do Bleeding Gums MeanBleeding gums are caused by inadequate plaque removal. Plaque contains germs which attack the healthy tissue around the teeth. If plaque build-up occurs, gums become inflamed and irritated, which may cause them to bleed when...

10 Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Bad Breath

10 Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Bad Breath

Bad breath can negatively impact your life, as well as those around you. It can isolate and make you feel self-conscious, and that's assuming you’re even aware of it! Friends and colleagues may keep their distance if your bad breath is a chronic concern...

Toxic Teeth: Are Amalgam Fillings Safe?

Toxic Teeth: Are Amalgam Fillings Safe?

To quote the famous William Shakespeare – had he been a restorative dentist – “To leave my amalgam fillings or not to leave my amalgam fillings, that is the question.”One of the most vexing issues in dentistry today revolves around the use of silver...

5 Reasons Why Flossing Is Extremely Important

5 Reasons Why Flossing Is Extremely Important

Every time you visit the dentist for a checkup, there's one question you're almost certain to hear: "Have you been flossing regularly?" For a lot of patients, the answer isn't always yes. Many people make a point of brushing their teeth twice a day, as the...

How Long Do Sealants Last And How To Wear Them Well

How Long Do Sealants Last And How To Wear Them Well

Even someone with a fastidious dental hygiene routine can be at risk for cavities. Certain people are simply more prone to dental caries due to the shape and structure of their teeth – not because they don't brush regularly. If your dentist notices you (or...

Dangers of Plaque & Gingivitis to Your Health

Dangers of Plaque & Gingivitis to Your Health

Sticky bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth and inflamed, bleeding gums do more than just threaten your dental health.A growing body of research finds that bacteria and inflammation in your mouth are also linked to other problems, including heart...

Porcelain veneers vs. dental crowns

Porcelain veneers vs. dental crowns

What are the differences between them? | Applications: Comparisons of when each might be placed.When explaining the outcomes of some of our virtual smile makeovers, we often state that either dental crowns or porcelain veneers might be used to create the...

Fun Facts About Your Tongue and Taste Buds

Fun Facts About Your Tongue and Taste Buds

Tongue-tastic!We use our tongues all the time to eat, talk, and swallow. Food just wouldn't be the same without a working tongue, but have you ever thought about how this amazing organ does what it does? We have, and we're going to share some of the most...

Teeth and Gum Care

Teeth and Gum Care

With proper care, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. The healthier your teethand gums are, the less risk you have for tooth decay and gum disease.How Should I Care for My Teeth and Gums?There are four basic steps to caring for teeth...

What Is TMJ (or TMD)?

What Is TMJ (or TMD)?

What Does It Stand For?TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint. There's one on each side, and they attach your jaw to the bottom of your skull. The muscles near them let you to open and close your mouth. But sometimes, the joints get out of line or don’t...

DENTAL CARE FOR EVERYONE – WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A FAMILY DENTIST

DENTAL CARE FOR EVERYONE – WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A FAMILY DENTIST

Maintaining healthy teeth is not only important for children, but every member of the family as well. Great teeth minimize the risk of additional health complications and reduce the costs that are associated with dental operations for issues that can be...

Types of implants and techniques

Types of implants and techniques

Dental implants come in different sizes, heights and types. Your dental implant expert can help you determine which option is best for you, depending on your particular needs.Types of implantsThere are two main types of implants:Endosteal: These dental...

Your Teeth Are Amazing! 5 Fascinating Facts

Your Teeth Are Amazing! 5 Fascinating Facts

They help you chew, speak and smile, but how much do you really know about your teeth? Here are some of the “tooth truths” that prove your teeth really are remarkable. 1. People have been caring for their teeth for centuries.Did you know the first...

Dental Implants Procedure & Recovery

Dental Implants Procedure & Recovery

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth, helping to stop or prevent jaw bone loss. The implantation procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, but also...

FLUORIDE – THE SUPERHERO OF CAVITY FIGHTING

FLUORIDE – THE SUPERHERO OF CAVITY FIGHTING

Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter and for good reason. Fluoride, a naturally-occurring mineral, helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making the outer surface of your teeth (enamel) more resistant to the acid attacks that cause...

DO EARLY DENTAL VISITS REALLY MATTER MUCH?

DO EARLY DENTAL VISITS REALLY MATTER MUCH?

The sooner children begin getting regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives. Early checkups help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which can lead to pain, trouble concentrating and other medical issues. Youngsters...

JUICE AND YOUR TEETH, WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

JUICE AND YOUR TEETH, WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Are these drinks harming your teeth? The foods and drinks that pass by your lips can have a dramatic impact on your health, starting from the first moment they enter your mouth. The effect that beverages have on your teeth depends on several things, but...