Vegetarians and Oral Health

Oral health is important for everyone. In addition to giving you healthy gums and teeth, good oral health is good for your overall health. Poor oral hygiene has been associated with heart disease, low birth weight babies, diabetes, osteoporosis and more. Everyone should be aware of what to do in order to maintain good oral…

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Tooth Wear of Permanent Teeth

What is Tooth Wear? Attrition: How teeth can be worn down by other teeth. What is Bruxism? What is the treatment for severe attrition? Abrasion: How teeth can be worn away by brushing. How is abrasion repaired? Erosion: What is tooth erosion? How can acid in food and drink affect teeth? How does acid from…

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Tooth Colored Fillings

In recent years, it has become possible to supply fillings that exactly match the color of your teeth. You end up with fillings that are nearly invisible instead of an obvious mouth full of metal. These are made of a kind of resin and so are in fact metal free. They are as long lasting…

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Tooth Brushing

Brushing your teeth a minimum of once a day, along with flossing and regular cleaning, are the foundations of good oral hygiene.  It only takes approximately two minutes to do a complete brushing. You may think you don’t have the time, or don’t want to spend your time on something as boring as tooth brushing. …

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Toothbrushes

There is a wide variety of toothbrushes available. Many have bristles organized in patterns that reach the greatest possible area of the tooth surface.  Different kinds are designed for cleaning between the teeth and along the gum line. Even others are designed with a row of colored bristles that fade with use, letting you know…

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TMJ (TemporoMandibular Joint) Disorders

TMJ refers to the jaw joint, where the jaw connects to the skull.  These are located near each ear. These joints are heavily used in speaking, facial expression and in eating. Chronic ear pain, sore or stiff jaws, popping or clicking, headaches and trouble opening your mouth are typical symptoms of TMJ disorder. Pain may…

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Soft Drinks and Your Teeth

The foods and beverages we consume can have an effect on our overall health. Our teeth are no exception. What you eat and drink directly affects oral health. Certain nutrients are essential for a healthy smile. Some things we consume can have a very negative affect on our teeth. Soft drinks are one of these.…

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Smoking, Gum Disease & Cancer?

“Tobacco use is a risk factor for oral cancers, periodontal disease and dental caries among other diseases.” – U.S. Surgeon General’s Report Does smoking make me less attractive ? Is there a direct connection between tooth loss and smoking? How can smoking lead to the loss of teeth? Why should I give up smoking? Is…

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Sleep Apnea

Internet special Sleep Apnea Consultation Free! Regularly $10800 Discount coupon. Print this coupon and bring it with you for a substantial discount on your first visit. New patients only. “Apnea” is derived from the Greek word “apnoia” or “apno”, and literally means “without breath”. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing during their sleep repeatedly.…

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Saliva and Teeth?

“Saliva contains components that can directly attack bacteria which cause decay, and it is also rich in calcium and phosphates that help to remineralise tooth enamel.” “Saliva contains antimicrobial components, as well as minerals that can help rebuild tooth enamel after attack by acid-producing, decay-causing bacteria.” – U.S. Surgeon General’s Report Where does saliva come…

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