Dr Dental – Coffee and Your Teeth

01/29/23

How you drink your coffee may have an effect on your teeth. Coffee drinkers may know that by drinking coffee over time it can stain your teeth. However did you know depending on how fast your drink your coffee you have a high risk of tooth decay.

For people that drinks latte or coffee with milk sipping and being a slow drinker exposes your teeth to the lactose or milk sugar, which is giving the bacteria in the mouth a flood of raw fuel metabolize. (Similar to what happens with Baby Bottle Tooth Decay ) Try drinking your latte or coffee with milk within 15 minutes. However if you do want to nurse your drink then drink some water or chew sugarless gum to help neutralize the acids in your mouth.

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Dr Dental – Daily Dental Care Habits

01/26/23

Daily Dental Care Habits Like Brushing & Flossing Protects Your Body in Unexpected Ways.

New research from Yale University School of Medicine shows a link between a link increased levels of mouth bacteria and pneumonia and other inflammatory lung conditions.  Other studies over the past have also shown a link between poor oral health care and heart disease. Having good oral health habits and a healthy mouth is also important to your overall health care.

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Dr Dental – Dental Filling

01/23/23

Having filling done that may not be necessary. According to a New York Time story with today’s new detection technology, dentists are picking up what’s known as “micro-cavities, and that some dentist encourage their patients to have them filled. But is that necessary?

The Time told story about a college student that never had any cavities but was surprised to hear from a new dentist that she needed to several filled. She had the work done and paid the $500.00 for the dental services. However when she went back home and saw her family dentist she was told that the cavities were so small, they did not need treatment, and that, she may have just been duped.

There are difference of opinions on this matter where some dentist feel that they are taking a proactive strategy to protect patients from harm, critics say the procedures are unnecessary and they are driving up the costs of dental care. Remember that you can always get a second opinion if your feel that you are being told about cavities that seem to be in excess of your normal dental care average.

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Dr Dental – Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools.

01/20/23

I sure many people at one time or another use their teeth to open a wrapper or to bite off a stubborn tag on a new shirt. However if you are wanting to keep your teeth looking great then stop using your teeth as tools. Using your teeth is such a way can damage your teeth. You can easily crack or chip your teeth or cause poor jaw alignment by wearing down your teeth unevenly.

You also want to avoid using your teeth as hands. Do not hold items in your mouth even for a short time. Do not chew on items such as pens and pencils. You may have been told a a kid not to chew on your ice or you can chip your tooth, well that still rings true. Chewing on ice or using your teeth to crack open nuts, or biting on your finger nails all can lead to distorted teeth.

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Dr Dental – Dental Fears..

01/17/23

Tricks That May Help Relieve Dental Fears. If you fear going to the dentist then know you are not alone. Due to dental fears 5 to 8 percent of Americans will not go to the dentist where as another 20 percent of American will go but only when absolutely necessary.

Studies being done by scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, suggest that there are two factors in helping manage dentist-related stress: optimism and humor. They found that when patients went in for visits with a feeling of optimism and the dentists’ offices had an atmosphere of humor to them, patients were much less likely to have fearful, stressful visits. So when trying to address your dental fears go into the dentist with optimism. Such as remind yourself how much better you will feel afterwords.

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Dr Dental – How to Treat Yellow Teeth.

01/14/23

Many people want to have bright white teeth, so having yellowing teeth can sometime be embarrassing and at times effect your self-esteem. There are many simple dental care methods you can do to maintain white teeth. Basic dental habits help maintain not only your dental health but white teeth. Brush and floss twice a day.

Brush your teeth after having drinks that can stain your teeth such as coffee, tea, soda, and so on. There are many over the counter toothpaste and mouthwash that help to whiten your teeth. You can also use sugar free whitening gums, or over the counter whitening strips. When these simple method do not work or give you the results you are looking for you may want to go to your dentist to see what your whitening treatment options would be though them.

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Dr Dental – Yellow Teeth

01/12/23

Different reasons why teeth can be yellow. Reason why a person can have yellow teeth will very. There are people that teeth are naturally yellow in color. Not everyone is has naturally white teeth, and unless you use advanced whitening methods you can not change your natural tooth color. Aging also has an effect on your teeth.

Yellowing of your teeth is a natural aspect of aging. Food and drinks can stain your teeth and over time can make your teeth look dark or yellowish. Smoking will discolor your teeth. Poor dental and oral hygiene can also cause your teeth to yellow or to become discolored. Whatever the reasons a dentist can help to address the issue and make your teeth look naturally white again

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Cavities and Acidity – DrDental.com

01/10/23

Tooth decay forms because certain types of bacteria in a person’s mouth consume sugar from human food and produces a small amount of acid, which can break down the protective enamel layer of the teeth. By constantly drinking acidic drinks, such as juice, soda and sport drinks, it has the same affect, making the deeper layers of the tooth vulnerable to bacterial infiltration and infection.

However, research out of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and published in the Journal of the American Dental Association shows that by using “food sequencing,” or eating foods in a certain order, people can prevent the onset of cavities by changing the pH, or acidity, of their mouths.

 

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Supporting Dental Bridges with Dental Implants – DrDental.com

01/07/23

Dental implants can be are useful in several ways in order to replace missing teeth.  A single implant can be used to replace a single tooth missing tooth.  Where as if you are missing several teeth, or even all of your teeth, dentures or dental bridges can be attached to dental implants. Compared to tooth-supported bridges and gum-supported dentures, using dental implants to support these restorations provides optimum stability, comfort and function.

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Dr Dental – Preventing Bad Breath.

01/05/23

The Prevention of bad breath is easier then you may think. With the exception of chronic bad breath here are some helpful tips to stop bad breath before it starts. Having good dental and oral health care habits. Brushing and Flossing your teeth twice a day. If you eat foods that are known to cause bad breath have mouthwash on hand, or chew on a bit of parsley after the meal.

When brushing your teeth brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper. Your tongue holds bacteria that can cause bad breath Make sure you see your dentist once every six months or as directed by your dentist in order to maintain good teeth and gum health. Many reasons to bad breath is poor dental health. Dental decay and gum disease can cause you to have bad breath.

Avoid doing things that causing bad breath such as smoking. Smoking can also cause many other health issues, so if you are a smoke do your best to quit. Eating food that are know to cause bad breath such as garlic, onions, cabbage, certain spices, coffee, even dairy products can cause bad breath for some people. Avoid eating food that causes you to have bad breath when you want to make sure your breath is fresh.

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Dr Dental – Pediatric Dental Care.

01/02/23

Parents Have Limited Awareness of Recommended Pediatric Dental Care. According to a MetLife Study that was released many parents are not following recommended guidelines for brushing, flossing, and other dental health care habits for optimal pediatric oral health. Nearly a quarter of the parents surveyed, 23%, have been told by a dentist or hygienist that their child was at risk for tooth decay, and 47% of the parents surveyed have not spoken to their pediatrician about their child’s teeth and may not be making the connection between their child’s oral health and their overall health care.

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Dr Dental – Dental Health Care a Forgotten New Year Resolution.

12/30/22

At the start of each year many people make new resolutions in hopes to change or do something for the better in the following year. Whether it is to loose a few unwanted pounds, to eat better, to exercise and get into a healthier shape many people focus on health care issues for the up coming year.

However one resolution that is often forgotten is dental care. Even though many studies has shown that by taking better care of your oral and dental health has a positive impact on your over all health care. Give dental and oral health care a thought when planing out your new year resolutions and how you want to help improve you over all health care for the following year.

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Preventative care is important, even on baby teeth.

12/28/22

Preventive dental care can often go undone do to rising cost of dental care and no dental insurance. Parents who do not feel they can afford dental insurance, and who do not receive dental benefits though work can often put off preventive dental care.  Not because they want too, but simple put they can not afford it. However even on baby teeth preventive care is very necessary because even a little cavity can still turn into a big pain later on.

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Good Oral and Dental Health care Plays a role in Heart Health.

12/26/22

Daily brushing and flossing of our teeth and seeing a dentist regularly, is best advise for good oral and dental health care. However having proper preventive dental care habits helps not only our oral health but our overall health care. More and more research exists that links periodontal disease to a number of medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and premature or low birth weight infants. By taking care of our oral health we also practice preventive care for our over all health

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Dr Dental – Fluoridated Water

12/24/22

Fluoridated water is it being wasted. There are much better ways of delivering fluoride then having it added to city drinking water. The fact is the vast majority of fluoride added to water supplies is wasted.  Over 99% of tap water is not actually consumed by a human being. It is used instead to wash cars, water the lawn, wash dishes, flush toilets, You pet drinking water and so on.

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Dr Dental – Minimal Benefits of Fluoridated Water

12/22/22

When water fluoridation began back in the 1940s and 50s, dentists believed that fluoride needed to be swallowed in order to be most effective. This belief, however, has now been discredited by an extensive research. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fluoride’s predominant effect is posteruptive and topical. This means any benefits that accrue from the use of fluoride, come from the direct application of fluoride to the outside of teeth, and not from ingestion. There is no need, therefore, to expose all other tissues to fluoride by swallowing it.

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Dr Dental – Bleeding Gums

12/19/22

What bleeding gums are telling you. If your gums bleed when you are brushing or flossing your teeth you should take note and talk to your dentist about your gum health. Bleeding gums are one of the warning sings of gum disease.

Other signs of gum disease would include: Red, Swollen or Tender Gums Sores in your mouth gums that have pulled away from the teeth. Persistent bad breath Loose or separating teeth Periodontal/Gum Disease is second only to cavities in dental care services needed.

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Dr Dental – Are You Genetically Susceptible to Gum Disease.

12/17/22

Current research proves that up to 30% of the population may be genetically susceptible to periodontal /gum disease. That for these people, despite having good oral care habits, they may still be six times more likely to develop periodontal disease. Being able to identifying these people with a genetic test before they even show signs of gum disease, will help them keep their teeth for a lifetime.

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Dr Dental – Dental Cavities Decrease

12/15/22

The number of dental cavities in the average mouth is going down. People now have healthier mouths then ten years ago, on average e have fewer cavities and people are keeping their teeth longer. The decline in dental decay was larger in kids but the down wards trend is in every age group. Over the past last ten years the proportion of seniors age 60 who’d lost all their teeth had decreased from 33% to 25%. Use of dental sealant was up 64%. 30% of kids had had at least one sealed tooth However for Smokers: Smokers still remain three times more likely than non-smokers to lose all their teeth. This figure has not changed from a decade ago.

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Dental X-Rays – Dr Dental

12/12/22

The Risk of Dental X-Rays. British scientist warned back in 2010 that dental X-rays given to millions of Britons every year may increase the risk of of thyroid cancer. Researchers found that patients who had been X-rayed by their dentist at least ten times were more likely to develop the disease. They warn that X-rays should not be given at check-ups or when registering new patients and that dental X-rays should be only be prescribed when the patient has a specific clinical need. With rates of thyroid cancer more than doubling in 30 years, the scientists said that the potential dangers of dental X-rays were often overlooked.

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