Prevent Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth structure and can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth. Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches), such as breads, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes, or candy are left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth digest these foods, turning them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teet
Teeth Whitening Tips for A Beautiful Smile
Whether you have your teeth whitened at the dentist's office or at home, it's one way to build your confidence and make you smile. It's important to continue looking after your teeth after a whitening to ensure they stay clean for as long as possible. Here are teeth whitening tips to ensure your smile stays bright and you stay confident. Whitening Toothpaste Dentist visits are critical to remove the plaque and stains that develop over time, but whitening toothpastes can help
ADA Emphasize Importance of Flossing and Interdental Cleaners
Recent news reports question whether existing scientific research support oral health benefits associated with flossing. The bottom line for dentists and patients is that a lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness. As doctors of oral health, dentists are in the best position to advise their patients on oral hygiene practices because they know their patient’s oral health status and health history. The news story also implies that by not including floss
How Long A Dental Filling Lasts?
A dental filling, also called a "dental restoration," is intended to replace tooth structure lost to decay. Dental fillings may last many years but eventually all fillings need to be replaced. Constant assault from eating and drinking, or stress from clenching or grinding, eventually may cause a dental filling to fail. Fillings that have worn away, chipped, cracked or fallen out may leave gaps between the tooth and the filling that can provide an entry point for food particle
Bonding Teeth: Who Needs it?
No one has perfect teeth. Aging, dental hygiene and previous injuries or accidents can all affect the form and function of your teeth. Luckily, there are many dental procedures designed to improve the way your teeth look and function, such as bonding. The process of bonding teeth has a few advantages over options such as veneers, including a lower price tag and a shorter wait time. If you aren't happy with the appearance of your teeth, or if you have an issue that needs to be