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Health Matters: Several Chronic Health Conditions Have Ties to Poor Oral Care

During a routine dental exam, the health of your gums and teeth is checked. Calculus (dental tartar that is simply hardened plaque) is professionally removed from your teeth, especially near the gum line, to lower the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. X-rays can also spot fractures in the tooth and signs of decay… Continue reading Health Matters: Several Chronic Health Conditions Have Ties to Poor Oral Care

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep You From Seeing a Dentist

When was the last time you saw your dentist? Studies find that around two out of ten people don’t go to the dentist at all. Dental anxiety keeps over 20% of the population from going to the dentist. Upwards of 80% of American adults report experiencing some level of dental anxiety, and 12% experience extreme… Continue reading Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep You From Seeing a Dentist

Dental Sealants and Dental Veneers Explained

 What do you know about dental sealants and dental veneers? They both cover the teeth. That is the one similarity they share. Beyond that, they’re very different. Here’s everything you need to know about dental sealants and dental veneers.  What Dental Sealants and Dental Veneers Do  Sealants and veneers are treatments involving your teeth, but… Continue reading Dental Sealants and Dental Veneers Explained

Innovative Dental Products That Can Improve Oral Care

More than a quarter of U.S. adults have untreated tooth decay. Almost half of U.S. adults over the age of 29 have some level of gum disease, with about one in ten suffering from severe gum disease. Gum disease impacts your health and greatly increases the risk of tooth loss.  You only have one set… Continue reading Innovative Dental Products That Can Improve Oral Care

How Do You Repair Thinning Tooth Enamel?

Tooth enamel is the hard outer shell on the surface of your tooth that protects the softer inner tooth material known as dentin. The primary materials in enamel are calcium and phosphorus (calcium phosphate), which bond with water and amelogenin (protein) to form a crystalline material called hydroxyapatite. It’s not too different from the pearlescent… Continue reading How Do You Repair Thinning Tooth Enamel?

What Should You Look for in a Toothpaste?

Walk into a retailer to shop for toothpaste, and you’ll see shelves and shelves of options. Despite the choices, there are only five main types of toothpaste. Children’s Toothpaste Fluoride Toothpaste Sensitivity Toothpaste Tartar Control Toothpaste Tooth Whitening Toothpaste  Within those five categories are dozens of other options. It can make shopping for toothpaste challenging.… Continue reading What Should You Look for in a Toothpaste?

How Dental Veneers Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Dental veneers are dental prosthetics designed to form a shell over a tooth or teeth that are chipped, discolored, fractured, or worn. Some people have gaps that braces cannot correct, and a veneer can help close the gap. They can also be used to make the teeth symmetrical.  Statistics are clear that how your teeth… Continue reading How Dental Veneers Can Improve Your Quality of Life

What Are The Best Supplements For My Teeth?

Let’s talk about dental erosion. When the enamel on your teeth loses mineral content and softens, it reveals the dentine. Think of dentine as a shell that protects a tooth’s pulp, which is where the blood vessels and nerves are found. When the dentine is exposed, you may find that a tooth is more sensitive… Continue reading What Are The Best Supplements For My Teeth?

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