Archive for March, 2013

Signs of Periodontal Disease

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. In its more serious form, called
periodontitis, the gums can pull away from the tooth, bone can be lost, and the teeth may loosen or even fall out. Periodontal disease is mostly seen in adults. Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the two biggest threats to dental health. Many people are completely unaware that they even have periodontal disease. Prior to the occurrence of a pain and a major symptom, this problem may have already begun.

Liquids Not Good for Your Teeth

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Teeth are the hardest substance in the body, but it doesn’t take long for the sugary, carbonated beverages we depend on daily to eat away at our beautiful pearly whites. Many drinks cause tooth decay. Your teeth’s main enemies are
sugars and starches, which are commonly referred to as carbohydrates. When you consume carbohydrates a simple chemical reaction begins to occur. Your mouth is full of bacteria that begin to digest the carbohydrates you consume. Plaque is formed on your teeth by the combination of that acid, bacteria, remnants of food, and even your own saliva to form plaque.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.Bad breath is caused by odor producing bacteria that grow in the mouth. When you don’t brush and floss regularly, bacteria accumulate on the bits of food left in your mouth and between your teeth. The sulfur compounds released by these bacteria make your breath smell.The bacteria combine with saliva to break down food particles and proteins which releases an unpleasant smelling gas.

Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

People will spend hours at the gym to keep their bodies fit and healthy, but when it comes to oral health, even 3 minutes of tooth brushing feels like an eternity. Yet, everyone wants a great smile with gleaming white teeth with no effort at all. In fact, teeth whitening is not all there is to a great smile; maintaining excellent oral hygiene overall should be the main aim.