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Tooth flossing is one of those necessary evils that many people neglect and then wonder why certain issues emerge. Statistic Brain says that 18.5 percent of Americans do not use floss at all. Only 50 percent of the American populous uses floss every day. The halitosis study that the Council of Scientific Affairs conducted revealed that 50 percent of Americans have bad breath. Do you feel...

Ask for a raise of hands in a crowded room to the question, "Who wants dental plaque and tartar?" and you're sure to get a less than positive response. We all know that these two things are negative signs of dental health, but what exactly are plaque and tartar, and how are they best treated? What is teeth plaque? Dental plaque is the soft, sticky film that...

If you have pain in a tooth that is caused by an infection or damage, then it is imperative to visit a dentist for an examination. A tooth crown is designed to protect the underlying structures of a tooth from additional damage while you are chewing food and drinking beverages.   Step One: Visiting Your Dentist for an Examination When you have a tooth that is cracked or infected, visit...

For those who suffer from dental anxiety, an ordinary cleaning can be a nightmare inducing event. A gentle doctor and their caring staff can go a long way to reducing your fears. With a bit of planning and some time for sedation, you can have a relaxed and enjoyable visit. There are a few things that you as the patient can do to prepare. If it...

Most people would probably tell you right away that sugar and tooth decay are related directly, and that sugar is horrible for your teeth. While eating too much sugar and tooth decay certainly have been linked, it is a myth that sugar itself is actually bad for teeth. The surprising truth of the matter is that sugar is only the first step in the decay of...

When people have a toothache, they will often have some form of pain. One of the pieces of advice people may receive to deal with a toothache is by placing an aspirin on or beside the tooth. The truth is, the aspiring doesn’t work to help with the pain. What happens is the person will usually receive a white, chemical burn from placing the aspirin on...

Most people would probably tell you right away that sugar and tooth decay are related directly, and that sugar is horrible for your teeth. While eating too much sugar and tooth decay certainly have been linked, it is a myth that sugar itself is actually bad for teeth. The surprising truth of the matter is that sugar is only the first step in the decay of...

Many people believe that they don't need to go to the dentist if their teeth don't hurt. The trouble is that cavities only begin to hurt when they expose sensitive nerves. Cavities can progress for several weeks, or even months, before they begin to approach these nerves, which means that you could have cavities right now and not even know it. Pain is a symptom that lets...

It seems counter-intuitive to brush teeth if the gums are bleeding. After all, they will bleed even more if brushed!
 Blood in the gums means that plaque has built up around the teeth. The plaque hardens into a calcified material that irritates gum tissue and can cause bleeding. First line of defense Floss between the teeth, below the gums and along the gum line to remove as much...

Watching a child losing a tooth can be very exciting. Unfortunately, many people have not liked the way that their smile has looked since they lost their baby teeth. The good news is that there are things that you can do to improve your smile. Below is a list of tips for improving smile: Teeth Whitening Even if you brush your teeth regularly, stains can still accumulate on...