Periodontal Disease

Healthy teeth and gumsThere are many afflictions that can affect the health and function of our teeth. That’s why oral hygiene is so important! Whether it’s smiling at an acquaintance or biting into a delicious meal, our teeth are used for so many purposes.

To keep your smile healthy and your teeth strong it’s important to follow a regular brushing and flossing routine. If you let your guard down, it’s possible that one of the many oral health culprits could step in and slowly deteriorate your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease is one such known disease and is actually quite common amongst the adult population.

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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

How Teeth Whitening Procedures WorkTooth discoloration can happen naturally over time as food and drinks create stains on and within our teeth. If you’re smiling less because of this discoloration, teeth whitening is a simple, straightforward procedure that you can embrace that will give you a more confident smile and return your teeth to their original brilliance.

With few exceptions, even the darkest tooth shades can be improved using a variety of in-home or in-office teeth whitening methods. But, how does teeth whitening actually work? And, how do you know which method will help you achieve the best results?

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Tooth Enamel 101

protect your tooth enamelTooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, made up of water, organic matter and 96% calcium phosphate crystals. Enamel is also free from nerves and blood vessels. For this reason, regeneration and repair is impossible, so it’s important to care for the enamel you have! Caring for your enamel is also important because it acts as an excellent first line of defense against bacteria, acid and other threats to your teeth.

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Developing Healthy Dental Habits for Kids

children's dental health and brushing habitsEstablishing good dental hygiene at an early age can set your child up for dental success! Even though baby teeth are bound to fall out, it’s still really important that you take steps to brush your child’s teeth (before they are able) and supervise the brushing habits of toddlers and young children.

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