Archive for June, 2012

Take Care of Cosmetic Dentistry Work

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Cosmetic dental surgery is a branch of medicine, performed to improve the facial appeal, smile and beauty of a person. A cosmetic dentist will focus on changing presented dental arrangement and features of the patient to increase their visual demand. This may be accomplished in a variety of ways, for example with cosmetic implants, tooth whitening or porcelain coating. Moreover, the results are far more than just visually pleasing – it can have positive effects in the general well-being of a patient. That is why millions of people around the world regularly approach an aesthetic dental specialist for cosmetic dental surgery.

Fluoride Intake for Infants

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Fluoride is a compound of fluorine. Fluoride is a natural element that can be found in many things, like the water we drink and the food we eat. Fluoride compounds are therefore added to some toothpaste and dentists may also give every year fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to decay. While all people need fluoride, the need is especially important for young children. Healthier and stronger teeth are the result of the absorption of fluoride and developing enamel as new teeth are being formed.

Xylitol and Its Oral Benefits

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Xylitol is an all-natural sweetener found in many fruits and vegetables, including raspberries and plums. It tastes and looks like sugar. Because it is all-natural, it differs from artificially created chemical sweeteners. It is safe for people of all ages. The sweetness and pleasant cooling effect of Xylitol-sweetened products (such as mints and chewing gum) create an increase in salivary flow, which helps rinse away excess sugar residues and neutralize any acids that have been formed. Saliva helps with cleaning and protecting teeth from decay. Xylitol also raises the Ph of saliva so it changes both the quantity and the quality of saliva, thus aiding the demineralization process.

Sugar Culture

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Sugar is used to sweeten the items we eat or drink. While this is good in moderation, an excess of sugar can have some dangerous side effects. Sugar plays a harmful role in tooth decay. The bacteria that form together to become plaque use sugar as a form of energy. They multiply faster and the plaque grows in size and thickness. Some of the bacteria turn the sugar into a kind of glue that they use to stick themselves to the tooth surface. This makes it harder for the bacteria to get washed away with your saliva. We all know that sugary junk food isn’t going to do us any favors for our body but eating lots of sugar will also decompose your teeth and lead to tooth decay.