Dental plaque is one of the biggest enemies of your mouth. This eats away at the enamel as plaque builds up on your teeth, causing cavities and decay. Moreover, plaque bacteria can cause bad breath and make your teeth yellow. Below are some helpful tips for keeping your mouth clean and the your mouth’s amount of bacteria.
Brush And Floss Daily
It usually takes 12 to 24 hours for enough plaque buildup to support bacteria. By brushing and flossing at least once a day, you can remove most of this buildup, with twice a year dental cleanings to remove hard to reach plaque you may have missed. Be sure to use fluoride toothpaste to help strengthen enamel against high acid. And wait a half hour to an hour after eating before brushing to give saliva time to reduce the acid level in your mouth. Continue reading
In today’s busy world, losing track of important daily tasks like brushing your teeth before bed is easy, and forgetting them. There are some very good reasons, however, why your dentist recommends that you brush your teeth before bed. You may feel that when you wake up in the morning, brushing your teeth will be enough to clean and protect your teeth and gums, but brushing at night is essential for good oral health.
Prevent Bacteria Buildup
Within the human mouth resides countless numbers of bacteria and proper oral hygiene helps reduce and prevent the build-up of those bacteria. Bacteria in the mouth are normal and necessary for oral health, but when they accumulate and start feeding off the food particles left on and between teeth, that bacteria corrodes enamel and leads to tooth decay. Continue reading
Sensitive teeth are a common problem that affects most individuals at some time in their lives. Sensitivity may arise from a reaction to a number of different stimuli. The level of discomfort will vary between person to person, depending on the cause and extent of the problem. Sensitivity may be experienced as a zing, a throbbing sense, or severe pain that lasts for hours at a time.
• Brushing Too Hard
Brushing your teeth too hard may wear down enamel or irritate the gum line, causing it to recede and expose the tooth’s sensitive roots. Continue reading
You can have perfectly straight and white teeth through one of many different cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to restore the health and beauty of your natural teeth. Whether you are looking to straighten your teeth, remove years of discoloration, or need a complete smile makeover, we offer professional and gentle cosmetic dental care to all patients who are looking to beautify their smile.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Years of consuming coffee, wine, and tea can cause yellowing and other discoloration which can affect the brightness of your smile. Zoom teeth whitening can help. Zoom teeth whitening had become one of the most popular teeth whitening systems because of its convenience and ease. The treatment only lasts one hour and you will leave our office with immediate results. Continue reading
While wanting to improve a smile is the main reason most people choose to undergo cosmetic dentistry, the cosmetic procedures that are available today do more than change your smile. They can change your health, your well being, and your life.
Jaw function and tooth alignment play an important role in breaking down foods properly so your body can absorb nutrients. Broken, missing or misaligned teeth or tooth pain can lead to poorly chewed food and gaps in nutrition. While procedures such as teeth straightening, veneers, bridges, and implants are all cosmetic and improve the look of a smile, they are also crucial in correcting problems that could negatively impact long-term health and nutrition. Continue reading
Full Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction recreates each tooth within the mouth to get your beautiful smile up and running again. It is not merely a cosmetic procedure. Full mouth restoration also involves neuromuscular procedures designed to improve the structure of your entire mouth by creating symmetry between the upper and lower jaws, successfully eliminates a number of pain-causing symptoms.
Why Get Full Mouth Restoration And Reconstruction?
Broken, missing or worn down teeth not only create insecurity and a lack of confidence in both the people that have them and the people Continue reading
If you are missing a tooth, there are many factors to consider when creating a treatment plan to replace your tooth. There are two approaches, either an implant-supported crown or fixed dental bridge, which both offer reasonable solutions for patients.
Fixed Dental Bridge
A fixed bridge is constructed with crowns covering the teeth on both sides of the space, with single-unit prostheses in-between called a Continue reading
A crown is a dental cap that is put on a damaged tooth to help restoring its size, shape and strength, covering the entire visible part of the tooth.
There are many reasons for getting a Dental Crown:
- It restores a tooth that is already broken or worn out;
- Helps to shield a tooth from decay or cracking;
- It helps to anchor a dental bridge;
- It hides discolored or misplaced teeth;
- It hides dental implants;
- It acts as a protective cap in case the tooth had a root canal treatment.
There are a lot of repercussions to the teeth in the mouth of a person battling eating disorders. Such negative effects could include the loss of teeth, gum problems and erosion of the enamel on the tongue side of the teeth due to the acids involved in bulimia. In addition, people with eating disorders lack nutrients that can result in osteoporosis, weakening of the bones in the jaw that support the teeth and this may lead to tooth loss. More so, many individuals with such disorders suffer from bleeding gums, burning of the tongue and dry mouth due to decreased salivary flow and swollen glands.
A dentist’s intervention should take place to treat any damaged teeth. Professional help is received when the dentist knows the Continue reading
For all we know, the basics of taking care of our teeth is combined with brushing and flossing, avoiding hard foods, and staying away from lots of acid to keep tooth enamel strong. One of the biggest issues many of us have that we do not even notice is grinding. Teeth grinding can ruin your teeth, and lots of people do it in their sleep without knowing!
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is another common name for teeth grinding. Besides becoming extremely painful, if left untreated for too long it can lead to more serious issues. A few signs that can diagnose bruxism include headaches, waking up with chips in your teeth, or jaw pain. There is no immediate known cause for bruxism but things like anxiety and stress may increase your chances of suffering from this nighttime ailment. Certain medications that affect dopaminergic systems, or SSRIs, can also cause you to grind your teeth at night.