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Kids’ Bad Habits to Keep an Eye For

»Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Kids’ Bad Habits to Keep an Eye For

A lot of children tend to develop bad oral habits. Most of them are not even aware that they are doing something wrong. That is why parents should be familiar with these habits and know how to prevent and eliminate them. With the help of dentists, each parent should educate their kid, and teach them the difference between right and wrong. The most common bad oral habits include bruxism, biting nails, biting on hard objects, thumb sucking, common sugary snacks, carbonated drinks and more. Sucking on Thumb and Fingers This is a very common bad habit that is associated with many malocclusions in dentistry. A lot of parents are not aware that sucking fingers can lead to very serious problems with their kid’s teeth. That is why they only see it as a temporary phase...

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A Detailed Toothpaste Guide

»Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A Detailed Toothpaste Guide

With the thousands of different toothpaste types available on the market, a lot of people find it hard to choose the right one for them. You will notice toothpaste in a range of colors, flavors and characteristics. Even if you are a professional, all of those choices might confuse you. All of the brands offer similar products, so another question that pops up is which brand to choose. Going to the supermarket and seeing a full isle of dental products makes things even harder. If you are having this dilemma, you can solve it by talking to your dentist. He is the ideal person, that is familiar with your oral health and can give you the best advice. Toothpaste comes in three different forms: paste, gel or powdered forms. The choice completely depends on a person’s...

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8 Superfoods and Drinks that will Keep your Teeth Healthy

»Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 8 Superfoods and Drinks that will Keep your Teeth Healthy

Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing will definitely provide you a good oral health. But also good nutrition can have a great impact in protecting your pearly whites and gums. A poor and improper diet can lead to caries and gum disease. Foods and drinks that are rich in carbohydrates and added sugars are the worst things you can do to your teeth. Instead, you should choose foods and drinks that contain calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, protein, zinc, folate and more. They will not only benefit your oral cavity but also your whole body. Here are the perfect examples of what you should eat for healthy teeth and gums. Drinks and Foods Rich in Calcium Milk and yogurt are the best sources of calcium for your teeth. Calcium is the main mineral in the structure of the...

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Why is flossing so important?

»Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Why is flossing so important?

Although a lot of people think that brushing their teeth is enough, they are very wrong. Flossing is an essential part of keeping a bright and healthy smile. The plaque that is present on the proximal surfaces of your teeth cannot be removed by brushing alone. By flossing once a day, you remove that plaque and all of the food leftovers. If they are not removed regularly, that can lead to cavities and periodontal disease. The proximal surfaces of the teeth and surfaces that are right next to the gum line are the ones that are very prone plaque buildup. If a person doesn’t brush and floss properly the plaque will transform into tartar. Tartar can only be removed by the dentist. Types of dental floss There are many different types of dental floss available on the...

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All you need to know about impacted teeth

»Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on All you need to know about impacted teeth

What is an impacted tooth? An impacted tooth is a tooth that is not able to erupt because its eruption process has been blocked in some way. Any tooth can be impacted and there are many different factors that can cause the impaction. Many people have impacted teeth and are not aware of that because now they do not cause any problems. Once the tooth starts causing symptoms, it might cause difficulties in eating, swallowing, pain, cosmetic issues and more. Most common causes Among the many causes of impaction, probably the most common one is not having enough space in the jaws for the tooth. If a patient has an overcrowded bite, the chances are some of his teeth that haven’t erupted yet might stay impacted. Another factor that might cause this condition is an...

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Composite vs. Porcelain Veneers

»Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Composite vs. Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers can be a perfect solution to a great smile for a lot of people. The veneers are becoming more popular every day, thanks to all the benefits that they offer. If you are not happy with the way your smile looks, they might be just the right option for you. Veneers are very effective with teeth that are discolored due to different reasons, slightly crooked teeth, broken or chipped teeth, spaced teeth, or even for teeth that are not shaped properly. If you choose the right dentist to help you with your veneers, you will leave with a brand-new smile, and no one will even know that you had any treatment done. At the moment, there are two materials available for veneers: composite and porcelain. There are a lot of people that are wondering what are the...

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