21
Aug

The 4 Worst Foods For Your Kids’ Teeth

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Any parent knows that children are woefully careless when it comes to the food and drinks they consume and how those foods and drinks can affect their teeth. If it were up to most kids, it would be Halloween every day of the year, and they would drink soda and eat candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not bat an eye about ignoring their dental hygiene before bed. People aren’t born understanding good oral hygiene; it is something that has to be taught to them throughout their lives, which is why there are certain foods you need to make sure your children understand are not good for their teeth. Below are 4 of the worst foods for your kids’ teeth. Carbonated beverages and sugary drinks In addition to an unhealthy amount of sugar, carbonated beverages and sodas contain things like phosphoric and citric acid. These enamel-eroding substances, over time,…

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14
Aug

Can Invisalign Fix Relapsed Teeth?

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One of the major fears that people have when they decide to get braces (especially later in life) is that their teeth are going to relapse (i.e., revert back to their original positioning after the treatment). While this has been known to happen, and braces are never a 100% guarantee your teeth are going to remain fixed for the rest of your life, there are measures you can take if your teeth to begin to relapse that don’t require paying for another round of braces. People who come into the orthodontist because their teeth have relapsed after a round of braces often are not recommended to go for a new round of braces. What is often recommended is that they opt, instead, for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is discreet and not as invasive as braces, allowing people to fix relapsed teeth in a way that is much less obvious than it…

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7
Aug

4 Common Myths About Braces

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Many people getting braces for the first time go into the experience with some misconceptions about what it is going to entail and how it is going to affect their lives. Some people, especially those who are getting braces later in life, associate braces with their teenage years and assume that the fears and myths surrounding braces they once had still hold true when they are an adult. If you are considering getting braces, whether you are young or old, and want to know which of those myths you can ignore, below are 4 common myths about braces. People only get braces if there is something cosmetically wrong with their teeth While it is certainly a big luxury to have that picture-perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of, there are other reasons that people opt to get braces. One of the major benefits of braces is that by aligning your teeth…

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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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