21Jul, 2016

Misconceptions Which Might Keep You from Adequate Dental Care

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Maintaining your oral health is extremely important, but the presence of a lot of erroneous beliefs and practices related to dental health has given an overall negative impact. And this has resulted in a lot of people opting for inadequate care. Some of these misconceptions are: Believing that it is better to clean teeth with a hard brush rather than a soft brush. That is wrong because the use of a hard toothbrush leads to the erosion of teeth enamel, which in turn results in making the tooth surface rough, […]
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6Jul, 2016

5 Reasons Why Dental Crowns Are a Great Idea

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When you suffer from a damaged tooth or lose one due to decay, disease or injury, it is possible for your dentist to use either crowns or bridges in restoring the appearance of your smile. If you have teeth that are severely damaged or disfigured, dental crowns are probably your best and most effective long-term treatment option. Dental crowns are customized tooth-shaped coverings that rebuild and restore strength to your severely damaged tooth. Your dentist employs crowns in restoring a single tooth that has suffered extensive damage. Dental crowns are […]
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22Jun, 2016

Fun Facts about Teeth, Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

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Brush up your dental and dentistry knowledge with the following trivia and info tidbits: More than 300 types of bacteria contribute to dental plaque. While there are types of food that can worsen or start tooth decay, there are some that have been found to do otherwise. Several types of cheeses, for instance, are said to help prevent teeth decay. Aged cheddar, for one, is a good source of calcium that can help minimize the presence of cavities. Cheese also aids in maintaining safe and healthy pH level in the […]
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4Jun, 2016

Dental Terms Explained

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Here is a short glossary of the most common dental terms used that you might hear when talking to your dentist or support staff. Abscess: An infection of a bone, tooth or soft tissue. Apex: A tooth’s tip of the root. Attrition: Natural wear and tearing leading to a loss of tooth’s structure Biopsy: The process of removing a small piece of tissue for the purpose of micro examination. Bruxism: Gnashing or grinding of the teeth, commonly found in patients while asleep. Caries: Tooth decay or cavities. Carcinogenic: Cancer-causing. Cariogenic: […]
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31May, 2016

An Apple a Day Keeps the Dentist Away

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‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is among the oldest clichés going around. People have been using it for centuries, but does it really apply? Well, apples are healthy and can help prevent a host of illnesses so the saying is probably true. But did you know that apples can also help you keep the dentist away? Yes, it may sound strange but eating a fruit bits of which can get stuck in your teeth and eventually lead to buildup of bacteria can help keep your dental health […]
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7May, 2016

Why You Need to Relax to Avoid Dental Health Problems

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Emotional woes go far than just affecting your heart and cognitive function. As per the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), poor dental health and stress have a direct relation, helping us better understand what part of depression and anxiety contribute to various dental problems, and the importance of why we need to relax more to avoid those problems. Take a look at the following conditions that are most commonly an aftermath of stress and can be damaging to your dental health: EXCESS EATING: When stressed, most of us like to […]
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24Apr, 2016

Overcoming Your Fear of Going to the Dentist

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Fear of dentists is common, and stems not so much from the pain as from the lack of control patients feel in the dentist’s chair. Some relate their fear to a previous bad dental experience while others dread unpleasant side effects, like mood swings, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress, or substance abuse. Whatever your excuse for delaying visits to your dentist, you should be facing and dealing with your fears rather than compromising on your oral health. To begin with, you should know you are not alone in this experience. Millions […]
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12Apr, 2016

How Stress Can Affect Your Teeth

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Everyone goes through stress at some point of their life, some more than others. Most of us are aware of what this does to our bodies, i.e. depression and anxiety disorders, panic attacks and insomnia. But stress and oral health are a completely new discovery for most people. Sadly, our mouths are as vulnerable to stress as our minds and bodies, and significant link has been found between stress and oral health. The good news is this connection helps us better understand what part depression and anxiety have in the […]
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29Mar, 2016

Cavities are Contagious

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Cavities are formed when bacteria Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus dwell on the gums and teeth, wearing away the protective enamel layer, making small holes on the surface. Food particles then get stuck in those holes and start decaying, leading to greater cavities and more tooth decay. What is more is the fact that these bacteria are transferable and like any viral disease, cavities are contagious. Most people fear breathing in the same air as an influenza infected person and also avoiding physical contact but most are unaware and carefree about […]
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11Mar, 2016

Five Reasons to Brush Your Teeth You Might Not Know

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Brushing teeth, backed by flossing and use of a mouthwash on a regular basis are the most important steps in taking care of your oral hygiene. Some people choose to skip brushing not because they don’t care but because they are not aware of the problems that could stem from not doing so. Here are five reasons that will probably change your mind for good: PREVENT HEART ATTACK: Now that we have your attention, yes, not brushing your teeth could over time lead to heart problems. Bacteria and plaque cause […]
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