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Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

Any experienced dentist – or nutritionist for that matter – will tell you that variety and moderation are the key components of any diet intended to strengthen your teeth. Ideally, every plate you eat should contain at least one item from each of the 5 main food groups. These are: proteins, carbohydrates, milk and dairy foods, fruits and vegetables and fats, and sugars. 

Eating a limited amount of any of the mentioned foods may lead to mineral or vitamin deficiencies – one of the leading causes of oral health problems. Of course, a limited or poor diet will over time, weaken your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to opportunistic diseases like gum disease. 

To cut the long story short, here are the 9 foods that are recommended for strong and healthy teeth: Read the rest of this entry »

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What is Enamel Erosion?

Enamel is typically the hard, white, calcified substance that covers the crown of a tooth. Its work is to offer a shield against what we eat and drink, hence reducing the chances of developing cavities.

Enamel erosion is a state where the enamel cover wears away wholly or partially, leaving the tooth exposed. When the enamel erodes, the underlying dentin (yellowish in color) becomes more visible. In this state, no whitening treatment can help, as it’s the enamel that makes the teeth white. Read the rest of this entry »

8 Foods to Avoid if You Have Sensitive Teeth

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that more than 40 million Americans experience some pain and discomfort in their teeth when eating or drinking hot, cold, or sugary foods.

While the most affected demographics are young people and women, adults are also susceptible to tooth sensitivity, since the condition is mainly caused by lifestyle habits rather than age or gender.

So what foods should you avoid if you have sensitive teeth? Read the rest of this entry »

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Signs That You Are In Need of a Root Canal

A root canal treatment is basically a dental procedure, where the nerves and pulp of a tooth are removed. The root canal is then filled with a biocompatible material, and sealed with adhesive cement.

The procedure offers a solution to multiple dental problems, particularly infections and pulp damage. However, many people simply don’t know when to go for the treatment, which puts their teeth in danger.

So how do you tell if one or several of your teeth need root canals?

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Cosmetic Dental Treatment Options

Are you thinking about seeing a cosmetic dentist?

Many people decide that cosmetic work may be necessary to improve their smile. However, only a dental professional will be able to give you an idea of whether you’re right, or whether you’re looking for perfection when the health of your teeth and gums is already excellent.

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Benefits and Advantages of Dental Implants

When it comes to a dental implant, could it be right for you? We’re talking all about the benefits of dental implants today. Read on and find out more about how implant technology has become increasingly sophisticated over the years. Then you can find out whether you might want to book an appointment and see if implants may be the solution to your dental problems.

What are the advantages and the benefits when it comes to dental implants?

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