We’ve come a long way toward understanding that we need to eat leaner, favor white meat like fowl and pork, and to eat more fish. Though few people will ever seek nutritional counseling to ensure they are eating properly, reading the labels and seeking out info about our favorite foods on the internet has helped out immensely to eating healthier. In fact, years ago, people were a little lackadaisical about their teeth – if they lost a tooth here or there, they often just lived with the gap, unless it was right out front where the world could see that missing tooth. People often got a gold tooth to replace their missing tooth, and that was considered a status symbol. And as teeth were removed because they were broken or decayed, people obtained a bridge, then eventually dentures. For some, dentures never fit properly and spent more time soaking in a cup, only to be used for church and social occasions.
Boy, how things have changed. Through our dentist and hygienist we are way savvier about practicing good oral health, as that dental team encourages their patients to take care of their teeth to keep their natural teeth for as many years as possible.
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For most people, that wonderful warm trickle of coffee or tea down our throats gets us up and at ‘em and ready to take on the day. But sometimes that first swallow of java, is not pure enjoyment, especially if you wince in pain when the warm liquid hits your teeth. While your warm morning beverage may hit the spot for waking you up, it may be hitting the wrong spot if you have a sensitive teeth.
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You want white teeth and a dazzling smile, so should you forego those blueberries so that your pearly whites stay that way? Or drop that jolt of java from your morning routine because it might stain your teeth? And, if you unwind with a glass of cabernet sauvignon, surely your purplish lips and tongue must mean that your teeth are also being stained, right? Do you need to give up all these treats? If you are concerned about teeth staining and want to learn more about teeth whitening you should contact a dentist who does teeth whitening in Clearwater. A top Clearwater cosmetic dentist will answer all of your teeth whitening questions and will suggest ways to keep you teeth healthy and white.
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A popular misconception is that candy rots your teeth, but don’t blame candy for your cavities. Beverages like soda pop or fruit juices also wreak havoc with teeth, causing tooth decay. Below, are the causes for tooth decay, so you can be an informed consumer going forward and help preserve those pearly whites.
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One of the most common dental problems facing adults is gum recession. Unbelievably, millions of Americans suffer with this malady. Consider yourself lucky if you don’t have gum recession right now – so what steps can you take to prevent it in the future? Below is information on gum recession as well as advice on how to keep gums healthy.
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