11 Common Dental Problems & Treatments

We all know about cavities, but what other common dental problems can come up, and how do you begin to treat them?

 

1. The Problem: Bad Breath.

This dental problem even has an official name: halitosis. The main source of bad breath is the tongue, where layers of bacteria become embedded. Dry mouth contributes further to bad breath, and since your mouth dries as you sleep, morning breath can be especially bad.

     The Treatment:

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10 Common Causes of Cavities

Dental cavities are holes in the teeth caused by tooth decay. The protective enamel gets worn away, leaving the core of the tooth exposed. Once plaque builds up on your teeth as you eat, it can begin to cause tooth decay in as little as 20 minutes.

Other causes can also contribute to the emergence of cavities, or make your teeth more prone to getting them.

1. Insufficient oral hygiene.

The quickest way to welcome cavities is to slack on dental ...

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6 Dental Myths Debunked

As we all work to keep our teeth pearly white and healthy, it’s hard to decipher the facts from fiction on how best to do so.

Here are some of the most common myths about taking care of teeth and the truth behind them.

 

Myth #1: Brush after every meal.

Truth:

While it is true that you should be brushing after every meal, don’t be too quick to grab the toothpaste. It is best to wait 30-60 minutes Continue Reading →

10 Signs You Need to See a Dentist

 

Dentists and their teams of hygienists do a whole lot more than just clean teeth and fill cavities. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort between your bi-annual visits to the dentist, then call to schedule a visit soon.

Any of these symptoms are also things to watch for, signs you need to see a dentist.

 

1. Pain and Swelling

Persistent pain or swelling in your teeth or gums could be a sign that one of many different things is wrong, ...

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13 Secrets for Brushing Your Toddler’s Teeth

As more tiny teeth begin to fill your child’s mouth, it is important to teach teach toddler’s how to be okay with brushing their teeth. With time, they can even learn to enjoy the feeling of a clean mouth!

Here are 13 tips to help get your toddler used to brushing their teeth.

1. Tot’s Choice. 

Start by letting your child choose their own toothbrush and toothpaste. This allows them to feel involved in the process from the beginning and gives them something ...

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