We’ve all heard of fluoride, but many people aren’t too sure what it actually is. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation available – so we would like to provide some facts about Fluoride, to put your mind and ease, but also to tell you the benefits for you and your family. How Fluoride works. The bacteria that lives in the mouth feeds on sugars in the foods and drinks we consume. The bacteria then produces the acid that wears away the enamel of the teeth, which in turn leads to cavities. Fluoride makes our teeth stronger and better [...]
Have you ever wondered how celebrities look so young and healthy? Do you wonder how you too could have smile full of big white teeth like your favorite stars? But what once was just for movie-stars and the wealth is now easily obtainable for everyone. White teeth boost self-confidence and help make a good impression. Teeth naturally discolor for various reasons including age. In addition, over time, enamel in teeth wears and becomes translucent, making teeth appear more yellowish in color. Teeth can also be stained by foods and drinks as well as by habits such as smoking and chewing [...]
Many people delay getting dentures, thinking that they’re only for the elderly and by getting dentures, you have to admit that you are, in fact… older. But that’s not true. The truth is, many people, including young, healthy people, have dentures. And, many older Americans also have dentures. Dentures do not define a person, and they certainly do not automatically age you. You may be surprised to find out that a set of dentures has the potential to give you a new lease on life. A set of dentures can make you look younger and even make you feel healthier! [...]
People are complex beings with complex lives. And sometimes, that manifests itself into behaviors that are damaging to our teeth. Tensions at home or work, stress, bad dreams, and anxiety all can cause people to grind their teeth in their sleep. This grinding, over time, will start to grind the teeth down. Severe cases of grinding can result in tooth loss, breakage, extractions, and dentures. Understanding the cause of the grinding, and treating it is critical to stopping the unconscious behavior, but there are several things that can be done to help protect the teeth, while this root causes are [...]
Getting Dental Care for a Broken Tooth Accidents happen—and accidents involving teeth are especially scary. If you or a family member finds themselves with an injury due to an accident or fall, there are a few things that must be done immediately to ensure the best outcome. First, assess the entire situation. Are there other injuries? Will stitches be needed? Sometimes the teeth take a second priority to breaks, blood, and lacerations, and a trip to the hospital is in order. If this is the case, bring any teeth that fell out to the hospital with you in some milk [...]
Bleeding gums. It happens to everyone at some point, but for others, it is a constant issue that signifies a serious condition. If you suffer from bleeding gums, there are some steps you can take to identify the cause and lesson the discomfort. Here are a few causes (and solutions) for bleeding gums. Bleeding gums while flossing. Sometimes our patients will tell us they do not floss because it causes their gums to bleed. We understand, but flossing is very important, so we like to discuss with our patients why their gums are bleeding and how to fix it. Possible [...]
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