Fluoride is commonly added to drinking water, toothpastes, and mouthwashes, but it is also found naturally in soil, water, and foods. In many places, fluoride is added to the municipal water supply, because studies have shown that it can reduce the incidence of tooth decay in the children and adults, and this is seen as a public health service. One of the most common health problems in the US affecting children is tooth decay. Since many people in the US, and worldwide cannot pay for insurance and regular dental checks, adding fluoride can provide protection for those who need it. [...]
The short answer is 2 minutes. The longer answer is… as long as it takes to get a clean mouth! Good oral hygiene is essential to maintain dental health and prevent cavities. The goal of good oral hygiene consists of eliminating and controlling bacterial plaque from both dental surfaces and interproximal (in-between) surfaces. Plaque control is essential for dental and periodontal health, and the best way to achieve this is with the correct use of the manual or electric toothbrush, together with dental floss. The Best Practices of Brushing Your Teeth Include: Twice daily brushing for at least 2 [...]
What is Tongue Scraping? Tongue scraping is a technique for cleaning the tongue, using a special tongue cleaning device or a toothbrush. Tongue scraping is thought by some to improve oral hygiene and reduce the risk of bad breath. However, not all people agree it is necessary. Are There Benefits to Tongue Scraping? Generally, people who have added tongue scraping into their dental care routine do so because they believe it will further clean their mouths by removing the odor causing substances on the tongue. While there is some evidence that tongue scraping does improve oral hygiene, research is inconclusive. [...]
You probably know that sodas and sugary snacks are bad for your teeth, but there are several things that may be damaging your teeth that could surprise you. Things like stress, juice, and the way you brush your teeth could all be harming your teeth without you even realizing it. Lemon water and citric juices. Fruit is thought of as “healthy”, (and certainly has its benefits), but citric fruits contain acids that can have serious and negative effects on the teeth. Liquids like lemon water, green juices, apple juice and orange juice can all damage and dissolve enamel and can [...]
If you suffer from decay and/or missing teeth, then dentures could be the answer to restoring your smile.The technology and procedures used to create dentures have changed significantly in the last few years. Plus, the appearance of dentures have changes. Modern dentures are more natural looking, in addition to being more effective and more comfortable to wear. Since tooth loss affects millions of people, many have turned to dentures to restore their smile.Here are 5 facts about dentures you should know. Dentures or partial dentures can replace some or all of your teeth. If you are missing one, several, or [...]
Advantages of “Family Dental Appointments” On occasion we get a hurried mother or father, getting in a quick routine dental appointment with their children, before or after work. These lucky parents are able to get in and out without much fuss and back home or to work with little time missed from their day. However, most of the time we have a parent bringing in one child for his cleaning while tending to another child in our waiting room, and then that same parent has to show up later that month for the second kid’s appointment and repeat the process [...]
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