Archive for October, 2012

Bruxism or Teeth Clenching

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Bruxism is the clenching or the grinding of the teeth. This activity usually occurs during sleep at night or even in a day. It is a grinding of the teeth accompanied with jaw clenching that occurs to children and adult particularly at sleep. When you grind, the force of the teeth is many times greater than during normal chewing.Bruxism is the term use to teeth grinding. This oral activity has many causes.Bruxism does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.

What is Tartar

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Tartar is hard yellowish deposit on the teeth, consisting of organic secretions and food particles deposited in various salts, such as calcium carbonate. Tartar refers to mineral deposits on the teeth, both above and below the gums that have hardened. These deposits are easy to recognize since they tend to stain easily, and you may note places on the teeth with brown or yellow stains. These stains are also called calculus, buildup. Tartar is distinct from plaque, which is caused by bacteria on the teeth, but both are usually present in the mouths of people who have poor oral hygiene.

Brushing After Meal

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Brushing your teeth with toothpaste is essential to good oral health. Not only does brushing your teeth help prevent tooth decay, it also helps prevent gum disease, which is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults and has been linked to heart attacks and strokes. Removing tooth stains and avoiding bad breath are added benefits of brushing your teeth. Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal.But dentists warn that the extra brushing could be doing more harm than good.