Plaque – The Sticky Truth Behind This Bacteria
What Is Plaque? Plaque is a clear sticky layer that forms inside your mouth. A variety or bacteria forms a microenvironment within the plaque. The growth and removal of this bacteria has a direct connection to your health. Acid is released from the biofilm and can break down your enamel, which leads to cavities (decay). […]
Baby Teeth Need To Be Babied!
Unfortunately, it is common for baby (primary) teeth to be neglected due to people making the excuse “they will fall out eventually”. This is a bad notion to go by. Baby teeth need the upmost care just like permanent teeth. Baby teeth are tasked with a very important function- which is space maintenance for the […]
Amalgams, ceramic, composites… Which one is better?
A variety of materials can be used for dental restorations. Each material has pros and cons depending on the work that needs to be done. It always best to discuss your options with your dentist especially since the materials vary in pricing. Amalgam: Amalgam has been used for centuries and has proven to remain durable […]
Dentures Are The NEW Teeth!
The term edentulous refers to someone missing teeth. It is estimated that 23 million people are completely edentulous and 90% percent of that population have dentures. Additionally, the partially edentulous population (missing one or a few teeth) is on track to effect more than 200 million people worldwide. Tooth loss is connected to systemic diseases […]
You Were Told You Needed An Extraction… Now What?!
Extractions are that procedure patients hate the most. Being told you have to get a tooth pulled often causes confusion and worry. Nevertheless, do not fear! Knowing what to expect before and after an extraction will calm your nerves. General VS Local Anesthesia: Though teeth occasionally have to be surgically removed, it is possible to […]
The Do’s and Don’ts Of The White Diet
ZOOM Teeth Whitening is a professional service that administers a hydrogen peroxide based gel onto the surface of your teeth. The gel is activated with a light to penetrate and remove staining. The period following immediately after your appointment, is the most crucial. The reason being is your teeth are highly sensitive and prone to […]
How To Overcome Negative Effects Of Coffee
Roughly, 64% of Americans drink coffee and on average 3.1 cups of coffee are consumed in one day. Despite these satisfying sips of caffeine, coffee can and will cause adverse effects if you are not careful. Acidity is measured on a PH scale where 7.0 is considered to be neutral. If below 7.0 that measures […]
Braces Crash Course- Everything You Need To Know:
Before you commit to braces, make sure you are ready! Below are some tips to keep in mind during your braces journey. 1. Prepare Yourself Mentally Braces are a commitment that need to be taken seriously. Talk to your dentist about what to expect. Once the brackets are on, what you do next will determine […]
Flossing Has Many Health Benefits You Don’t Know About
Most people know how important it is to brush your teeth, but a lot of people don’t bother with flossing. What a lot of people don’t know is that there are a lot of health benefits to flossing your teeth. Brushing vs. Flossing Brushing cleans the surface of your teeth. You need to floss in order to […]
Yes… You Need To Wear Your Retainer After Braces!
What Is an Essix Retainer? Retainers are dental aftercare products typically worn after braces or tooth alignment treatments. They are custom made to the patient so the appliance fits their bite perfectly. Materials such as plastic or acrylic are used to give your retainer a translucent barely there appearance. Why you should Wear Your Retainer? […]