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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Garlic gets a bad rap, unless you are an Italian mama and use it liberally to give robust flavor to your special pasta sauce. This funny-looking vegetable with its rotund shape, delicate parchment-like skin and appendages that resemble toes, has long been the brunt of cartoons (i.e. two people – one with a discernible breath of air being emitted, the other beating a hasty retreat.
Health Benefits Beyond Belief
Whether you get your daily dose of garlic in the food you eat, or via supplements, be advised that you are improving your health with every dose you ingest.
The method of consuming garlic for health benefits is really a personal preference. Of course, it is easier to just buy the supplements to ensure you are getting the recommended dosage for optimal health benefits. The recommended dosages for garlic use are listed below. Though they are considered “safe doses”, before embarking on any supplement use, check with your doctor to ensure it does not counteract with existing health conditions or prescription/over-the-counter medications you are currently using. Ask your health practitioner for the recommended dosage, brand, and, if the supplement contains an odor or not.
Suggested Garlic Regimen
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The Tooth Fairy deposits spare change for each tooth she collects from under your pillow while you are fast asleep. I don’t know what the going rate for teeth which have wriggled free from their gums is these days, but once you read about just how extraordinary your pearly whites really are, you’ll realize that all these years later you were gypped!
Composition of a tooth
If you Google Images to find the composition of a tooth, you might be surprised just how many layers or actual components you will see.
There are four major tissues that make up the tooth:
The tooth is supported in place by:
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We all know that proper oral hygiene is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth. But sometimes it’s easy for those daily habits to go out the window when we are traveling. Because we are out of our normal routine, it can be difficult to remember to perform our basic tasks like brushing and flossing. Here are a few tips for maintaining healthy habits while you and your family are on the road. Continue reading “Dental Hygiene While Traveling”
Getting older can be challenging, especially considering all the health problems that can accompany this time of life. All too often, as we age, we begin to feel aches and pains that we never had before. We sometimes find we can’t do the things we used to, or at least we can’t do them with the speed or zeal we once did. But with all the challenges thrown at us as our bodies age, whoever considered their teeth would age too? Unfortunately, it’s true. Your teeth age just as the rest of your body does. In fact, as the health of your teeth goes, often so goes the health of the rest of your body. Recent studies have shown a link between the health of the teeth and the overall health of some of the body’s other functions, such as the cardiac system. So what can you do about this fact of life? Is there even anything that can be done to slow the aging process of your teeth? Top dental offices in Clearwater have answers to these and other questions about teeth and aging. Continue reading “Teeth and Aging”
Everybody knows fruits and vegetables are good for you. Whether you eat them in their most natural state, or you drink them as juices, getting five servings of fruits and vegetables daily is recommended by healthcare providers to ensure your body is getting the vitamins and minerals it needs to remain healthy. In fact, many health experts suggest drinking fruit and vegetable juices, or even purchasing a juicer, as an effective means of getting all the nutrients you require every day. But what does all that juice do to your teeth? Is juice healthy for teeth? Are some juices better for teeth than others? And what about the sugars in juices? Are natural juice sugars as bad for teeth as added sugars? You may be surprised at the answers to these and other dental questions. Continue reading “Is Fruit Juice Healthy?”
There are good habits and there are bad habits. Flossing your teeth is undoubtedly one of the good ones. In fact, flossing is so beneficial to your teeth that it can be the difference between having your own natural teeth your entire life, and looking at them in a glass on your night stand every night. People who don’t floss have all sorts of reasons for not doing it. It hurts. It makes my gums bleed. It takes too much time. But the fact is that all of these excuses, and pretty much any of the others you can think of, are washed away once you begin flossing regularly … just like the food particles between your teeth. However, if you’re not flossing regularly… those food particles… well, you might as well get used to them because they’re going to be a part of your mouth for a long time, in one form or another. It might sound like an overstatement, but it isn’t. Food particles that linger between teeth cause bacteria to linger on teeth, and that can be a dental recipe for disaster. The good news is that flossing takes just a few minutes a day, and once you start, you can’t stop. Your teeth feel so much cleaner when you floss daily that you’ll feel it when you don’t do it. Flossing becomes a good habit that you just can’t break, and you won’t want to. Here’s more information from top dentists in Maplewood about the benefits of flossing. Continue reading “To Floss or Not To Floss”
Somebody once said, “Nobody notices old clothes if you wear a smile.” By the same token, if you’re frowning, you could be wearing diamonds and no on would notice. That’s what happens if your teeth are stained, dull, and discolored. You don’t feel like smiling anymore, and it shows in your life. Thank goodness there are things you can do about tooth discolorations. But if you don’t know the causes, you’re not going to know how to solve the problem. Here’s more information about the causes of stained teeth, as well as tips from top dentists in NJ on how to get your teeth back to their beautiful, vibrant white. Continue reading “What Causes Stained Teeth?”