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Enamel boasts the status of being the hardest substance in the body. This is rightfully so; it bares the burden of a lifetime of smashing and grinding food, all while protecting the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. Tough as it is, though, enamel isn’t invincible. It can be worn down over time, causing tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease, and all kinds of other health problems. How does enamel ware down, and what can you do to prevent this? This article will cover several common habits that can damage enamel and what you can do to help preserve your pearly whites. Sugars and Starches Our modern diets full of sugary, starchy foods can cause more harm than just heart disease and weight gain. As it turns out, the natural bacteria found in our mouths love sugar and starch just as much as we do, and they feast on the sugars that get stuck to our teeth after eating. The by-product of their merrymaking, however, is harsh acids that are bad news for both enamel and gums. Acidic Drinks To make matters worse, sugar isn’t the only enamel eroding ingredient we should be worried about from our beverages. Several common […]
Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? Most experts recommend you don’t use a toothbrush longer than 3 to 4 months, as the bristles can begin to fall out or wear down, decreasing cleaning effectiveness. Before you make your next trip to the drug store, however, you might be interested in mixing things up a bit by trying out a new type of toothbrush. In addition to the standard manual variety we’re all familiar with, there’s actually a wide selection of different toothbrush designs you may not be familiar with, each with unique advantages and purposes. It’s normal to become lazy or form bad habits if you go through the same routine every night, so it may be a good idea to learn a new brushing technique to re-focus your efforts on your brushing. Read on to learn about some unique toothbrush designs! Electronic The most commonly seen design after standard manual brushes, the electronic toothbrush has bristles that are spun in circles by a motor. While tests show that electronic brushes aren’t actually more effective at plaque removal than manual, many models have pressure sensors and timers that can greatly improve your cleaning techniques. They come in a variety of […]
How much do you know about fundamental dental care? It is something that encompasses brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis, visiting your dentist or dental hygienist regularly for checkups and for cleanings, and eating a diet that will bring freshness to your mouth. Such diets should have dairy products, vegetables, fruits and whole grains. The Importance of Fundamental Oral Care Practicing fundamental dental care can provide the following benefits: Will prevent tooth decay Will prevent gum diseases that can damage gum tissues and bones that provide support to the teeth. When gum diseases are not rightly addressed, there are chances of tooth loss in the long run. Can make your trip to the dentist more pleasant as painful procedures can be avoided when the right care is taken regularly Can save you money as tooth decay and gum diseases will be prevented and you will not have to opt for costlier treatments like fillings and other procedures It will help in preventing bad breath as the bacteria and other microorganisms can be removed with regular flossing and brushing. It will also help in maintaining brightness of your dental line It can improve your overall health as well […]