How Important Is Flossing?

How Important Is Flossing?

In one word…very! Flossing not only cleans areas of the teeth where ordinary toothbrushes can’t reach, it is a key factor in preventing gum disease. Brushing is an excellent beginning, but flossing is a crucial factor when it comes to keeping healthy teeth. The bacterium that gets caught in the nooks and crannies between teeth and in the tight spaces that toothbrushes can’t reach is removed by flossing.

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Understanding The Causes Of Bad Breath And How To Eliminate It

Understanding The Causes Of Bad Breath And How To Eliminate It

Bad breath, or halitosis as it is called in medical terms, is a very common problem. Though many people affected by it may not be aware that they suffer from bad breath, and it is important that they discover the problem soon. That is because having bad breath could be really embarrass and sooner or later, friends and acquaintances will shun your company if you are plagued by the condition. You could be worrying about bad breath, without having someone close to you to bring your attention to it. It is comparatively easy to keep things under control providing you have a basic understanding of the causes of bad breath.

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Personal Dental Care: Yes, You Have To Go To The Dentist

Personal Dental Care: Yes, You Have To Go To The Dentist

Even if you say that you take good care of your teeth, you still cant evade the fact that you still have to go and visit your dentist at least twice a year.

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Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures Explained

Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures Explained

Cosmetic dentistry helps many people get a confident smile, and also corrects many dental anomalies. Some of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures are:

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A Look At Gingivitis And Periodontal Disease

A Look At Gingivitis And Periodontal Disease

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a serious condition that will normally result in tooth loss. With adults, gingivitis and periodontal disease are the most common forms of gum disease. To prevent both types of gum disease, you should always brush your teeth and remove as much plaque as possible. If you allow the plaque to build up, gum disease will normally be the result.

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Understanding Toothaches

Understanding Toothaches

As we all know, toothaches are the result of several different factors. The pain that stems from a toothache is always apparent, normally in the form of throbbing. The pain will normally intensify as time goes by, when you eat, lay down, or drink hot/cold liquids. Toothaches are very painful, and it may seem that no matter what you do – it seems to hurt more.

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Getting Kids To Brush Up On Proper Oral Hygiene

Getting Kids To Brush Up On Proper Oral Hygiene

Though parents may have reason to smile at the recent improvements in dental care in the United States, tooth decay is still one of the most common childhood diseases, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). It is five times as common as asthma in 5-17-year-olds, according to the association. And it affects more than one-fifth of American children aged 2-4, half of those aged 6-8 and nearly 60 percent of those aged 15, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Three Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

Three Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

Sometimes, no matter what you do, children become a little fearful of the dentist. It may happen because they hear something from friends or family. It can happen if they’re at the dentist and another child is having a problem. It can also happen naturally because a dental cleaning can be an uncomfortable process, especially if there are a few issues.

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All About Tooth Decay

All About Tooth Decay

In order for tooth decay to be developed in a tooth, that tooth must have acid producing bacteria around it, along with food for the bacteria to feed upon. Teeth that are susceptible to decay will have little to no fluoride in the enamel to fight the plaque. Fluoride can destroy decay, although it won’t be able to do much once the decay has started to eat the teeth.

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Dealing With Infections

Dealing With Infections

Once a tooth has been extracted, bacteria will still be alive in the mouth, even more so with those who have bad oral hygiene. Infections are very common following extractions. Depending on how bad the tooth was that the dentist removed, they may prescribe you some antibiotics to take that will greatly reduce your risk of getting an infection. In some cases though, even antibiotics can’t prevent an infection.

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