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Keeping your enamel strong is important part of protecting your smile. Tooth enamel erosion happens when acidic substances break down the outermost layer of teeth. Enamel helps protect your teeth when you chew and insulates the teeth from temperatures. Enamel is susceptible to erosion. Here...

Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues. A dental veneer is an ultra-thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is cemented over the facial surfaces of your teeth. They help makeover smiles...

Part of good dental health is proper prevention. Many things can cause the loss of enamel, sensitive teeth, and cavities. You can prevent some of the everyday damage if you avoid certain habits, and damaging foods. If left unchecked, these can cause serious issues that...

dental-fillingFilling isn’t just the white layer of cream between two Oreos! Fillings are also used by dentists to repair decaying and damaged teeth. You may find yourself needing a filling in your mouth if one of your teeth has a cavity or other injury. A filling is designed to prevent bacteria from entering and help you maintain full function of your mouth. Since fillings are now made using a variety of materials, you can work with your dentist to pick the filling that is best for your specific needs.

denture fullIf you are missing a significant number of teeth in your mouth, dentures offer a relatively simple and effective way to restore your smile. As with any dental treatment, dentures can be installed in multiple ways, so it’s important to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each option. Overdentures and conventional dentures are both popular choices, but which is right for you? The Pros and Cons of Regular Dentures Standard dentures use a high tech plastic base to replicate gum tissue and support a full set of durable, natural-looking teeth. Dentures stay in place by forming a seal with the existing natural gums, which makes it possible to remove the dentures at any time. Many patients prefer regular dentures because they are so simple and removable. As soon as they are placed in the mouth, regular dentures create the appearance of a full, healthy, and attractive set of teeth once again.

You know that you need to brush and floss every day in order to keep cavities at bay, but when was the last time that you stopped to evaluate your oral care routine? Are you doing enough protect your gums along with your teeth? Many people make the mistake of ignoring their gums, but doing so places the health of the entire mouth at risk. Unhealthy gums are far more likely to develop periodontitis, a serious infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Here’s everything you should know about the signs and symptoms of periodontitis. Do You Have Periodontitis? If your dentist has ever mentioned that you have gingivitis, then you are one step away from periodontitis. Gingivitis is a minor form of gum inflammation that develops when plaque accumulates on the surface of the tooth and instigates the gums to become red and inflamed. If your teeth bleed when you brush, you may have gingivitis. Fortunately, this condition doesn’t cause lasting damage and can be easily treated and eliminated with better oral care habits.

Dentures offer patients without a full set of teeth a great way to restore the function of their mouth. However, it’s a common misconception that dentures don’t require attentive dental care, since they are not real. The truth is that you need to care for your dentures just as regularly as real teeth. These three oral health tips will help you stay on track with your denture care every day. Brush Without Toothpaste Your dentures should be brushed just like normal teeth, but you can skip the toothpaste. Common types of toothpaste might actually damage your dentures, so either used a special formula provided by your dentist or only use water. A soft-bristle denture brush is the best tool to use to clean your dentures and remove all plaque. Though your dentures can’t get cavities like real teeth, plaque must be removed to protect your gums and prevent gum infection and disease from forming. Of course, brushing your dentures will also keep them white, clean, and attractive.
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