It is common knowledge that certain foods can really harm your teeth. However, not everyone knows which foods exactly are the problem. The sugar content and acidity of a food can really damage and erode the enamel on teeth. Enamel is important for the teeth because it protects teeth from the normal wear and tear of everyday use such as eating, drinking, etc. Enamel also protects teeth from temperature change. Once enamel is eroded, teeth become more susceptible to cavities and sensitivity, which can be uncomfortable. Tooth brushing and flossing can help fight the damage that these foods can [...]
Brushing your teeth is a vital step in keeping healthy teeth and gums. However, brushing your teeth too often or too hard can be harmful for your mouth. Over-brushing can lead to receding gums and sensitive teeth.
Brushing too often and too hard wears down the enamel on teeth as well as push back or damage gums. This means that teeth can appear to be turning clear and/or the roots of the teeth can become exposed. Receding gums are extremely dangerous to your oral health. Exposed roots can cause periodontal disease, or gum disease, as well as cause [...]
There has been a significant amount of speculation on whether or not gum chewing is beneficial or harmful for teeth. Depending on the type of gum of chew, both could be true. Gum containing sugar can actually increase the chances of forming cavities while on the other hand, sugar-free gum can actually prevent them. So how does sugar-free gum do this?How Can Sugar-Free Gum Help?
Chewing gum increases the flow of saliva within your mouth, which can be a good thing. If you chew gum after eating, the increased saliva flow neutralizes and washes away food [...]
At any given moments there are a lot of things going on in your mouth. The enamel on your teeth is constantly demineralizing and remineralizing. Your saliva is working to neutralize the acids and bacteria your mouth comes in contact with. And there’s all sorts of stuff living in there! That’s right. Making a home in your mouth! Until recently researchers have had a very hard time studying the living organisms that reside in human mouths. This is because 60% of the living bacteria present in the human mouth refuse to grow in a lab. There’s something about the [...]
Rows of beautiful straight teeth aren’t nearly as impressive when they’re stained. Many of us struggle with stubborn surface stains and the embarrassment they bring us. You should never hesitate to crack a smile! While these stains can be addressed and improved with whitening treatments if we don’t quit what caused them in the first place they will return! Here are some of the most common causes of stained teeth.
Sodas- Sodas contain high levels of harmful acids. The combination of these acids and the dark dyes and colorings some sodas contain really promote staining. And don’t [...]