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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, flossing and...
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 brushing or...
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 and you...
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 fillings...
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...
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...