26
Jul

How To Control The Buildup Of Plaque

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Plaque, also known as tartar, is the buildup of bacteria, saliva and food protein in your mouth which then forms into a sticky substance that adheres to your teeth. This stuff coats your teeth, wedges itself under your gums, and ends up sticking to fillings and other dental work. It carries bacteria that can end up causing tooth decay and cavities. If you get to plaque early, however, you can prevent these problems from arising. Below are some of the ways that you can help control the buildup of plaque in your mouth. Brush Twice a Day Your first line of defence is brushing twice a day, for two minutes at a time. Brushing for thirty seconds at a time isn’t going to do much to control plaque and tartar, so the two minute rule is very important. You need to use a brush with soft-enough bristles that they are…

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19
Jul

What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

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Many people don’t realize it, but your tongue says quite a lot about your health. Your tongue will often change in appearance in ways that are reflective of your health, and you can use these changes to make certain assumptions about your health. If you are looking at your tongue in the mirror and wondering what it means for the rest of your body, below are some things to keep in mind. Strawberry Red A tongue this colour could mean that you have a vitamin deficiency. You might be lacking iron or vitamin B12. Both of these are needed in order to mature papillae on the tongue, and if you don’t have enough in your system, you can lose your papillae, making your tongue appear overly smooth. Brown or Black Fuzz If you don’t have the best oral hygiene, you might find yourself with a tongue that looks like it…

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12
Jul

How To Decide If Veneers Are Right For you

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If you are worried about your teeth and think that you might be in need of veneers, don’t worry, you are certainly not alone. Many people all over the world consider dental veneers at some point in their lives, and are often unsure whether or not they really need them, or if they are even a candidate for them. If you are in this category, the below information should help you out. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when deciding if veneers are right for you. You’re Unhappy with Your Smile Like it or not, your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, and for people with dental problems, one of the first things that they attempt to hide when meeting or interacting with someone. If you are constantly stressed out about your smile, and attempt to hide it at all costs, you…

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5
Jul

Top 4 Reasons Why Adults Should Get Braces

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People often associate braces with the teenage years or adolescence—the awkward phase of life. However, adult braces are becoming more and more popular, as people determined to improve the alignment of their teeth and their smile, invest in braces that are less cumbersome and less noticeable. If you are an adult considering braces, below are the top four reasons why you should get braces. Your Smile Is Important Like it or not, your smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you. It can convey warmth and openness, and it has a tremendous impact on the way that people talk to and interact with you. Just because you were unable to afford braces when you were younger, or were perhaps even told that you didn’t need them, doesn’t mean that it is too late to get them now. Your Teeth Can Move Throughout Your Life…

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