Posts Tagged ‘food debris’
Sugars And Tooth Decay
Diet plays a big role in the maintenance of our teeth and gums. Many people are unaware of what foods are bad for our dental health. Did you know that carbohydrates are really just sugars in disguise? Luckily, our oral bacteria is unable to properly break down complex carbohydrates. However, simple sugars (monosaccharides) and links…Read More
Facts and Myths About Tooth Decay
Tooth decay (also called dental cavities or dental caries) – The destruction of the surfaces (dentin and/or enamel) of a tooth and infiltration of bacteria into tooth structure. Tooth decay results from the action of bacteria that live in plaque. Plaque is a sticky, whitish film formed by bacteria and food debris which adheres to…Read More
Top Mistakes We Make When Flossing
Flossing is often overlooked as part our oral hygiene regimen. Although it is often overlooked, it is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Brushing alone cannot remove food debris and bacteria in and around our teeth. Flossing is able to reach areas in between teeth and in the back areas of the mouth. Flossing…Read More
Bedtime Tips For Good Oral Health
Maintaining a good bedtime oral hygiene routine is even more important than your daytime one. A lot can happen overnight while you are sleeping. Food debris and bacteria can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums during sleep time, when there is almost no saliva produced to wash away bacteria. Most of us have more…Read More
Dental First Aid Kit: Be Prepared!
A dental emergency can arise at any time and place. These emergencies can be a loose crown, fractured tooth, or even a toothache. Many homes and even cars have emergency first aid kits in case of a medical emergency. Most do not even think twice about dental emergencies until they happen. Are you prepared for…Read More
Can Your Dentist Tell When You Are Not Flossing?
Most of us worry before we sit in the dental chair and we know the questions that are coming…”Have you been flossing and brushing regularly?” So what do we do, we frantically brush, floss, and use a mouth rinse right before our appointment. And when we finally sit down in the chair and we get…Read More
Give the Gift of Dental Health
Holiday season is a time of great joy bringing families and loved ones together from all points around the globe. It is also a time of over indulging on holiday sweets and treats. The consumption of these cookies and candies have the potential to create some real damage to your dental health. So what about…Read More
Fresh Breath and Bright Smiles for the Holidays
It is Holiday time again…holiday parties, office parties, social occasions with friends, and mistletoe! Time to get yourself ready for these holiday events with a bright, shiny smile and clean, fresh breath. Start with the Basics for Best Holiday Dental Health The basics include brushing at least twice a day (for at least 2 minutes…Read More
Brushing Up At The Office
Most people brush in the morning and then again just before bedtime. But what happens at lunch time when you are at work? Statistics show the majority of Americans are neglecting daytime dental care even when they spend about 35% or more of every weekday at work. Many of us eat lunch on the go…Read More
National Flossing Day!
National Flossing Day!! November 23rd, 2012 Daily flossing is a requirement for healthy teeth and gums. Thorough flossing removes the plaque and food debris between your teeth that your toothbrush may not. It also increases blood circulation in your gum tissue to help prevent periodontal disease. Flossing is a critical technique for a healthy smile,…Read More