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How Long Will Dental Sealants Last

Even someone with a fastidious dental hygiene routine can be at risk for cavities. Certain people are simply more prone to dental caries due to the shape and structure of their teeth – not because they don't brush regularly. If your dentist notices you (or someone in your family) is prone to advanced decay despite good oral hygiene, he or she may suggest using dental sealants to help keep the ...
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Oral Hygiene for Teenagers

Oral hygiene for teenagers is the best way for teenager to keep a bright healthy smile. They should continue the great oral hygiene habits begin in early childhood. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is very important for overall health at any age. Teenager’s care a lot about their appearance so help your teen understand that bad oral hygiene can lead to bad breath, stains, missing teeth and a lot of other ...
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Bad Breath Halitosis

What bad habits cause bad breath? If you don't floss and brush your teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. This produces bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinses also can help decrease bacteria. In addition, food particles and odor-causing bacteria can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned. Avoid chewing or smoking tobacco-based products also ...
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Tooth Fillings Houston TX

To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then "fill" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding). First, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to ...
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How to Reverse and Avoid a Cavity

Our mouths are full of bacteria. Hundreds of different types live on our teeth, gums, tongue and other places in our mouths. Some bacteria are helpful. But some can be harmful such as those that play a role in the tooth decay process. Tooth decay is the result of an infection with certain types of bacteria that use sugars in food to make acids. Over time, these acids can make a cavity ...
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How Your Diet Affects Your Teeth

To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet -- what you eat and how often you eat -- are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods you eat to acids, and it's the acids that begin to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. The best food choices for ...
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Bad Teeth Health Problems

Although you probably understand that poor dental care can lead to cavities, did you know that other, more serious health problems can also result from poor oral care? The truth is that if you don't take proper care of your teeth, you could face far more serious consequences than a simple toothache or some unsightly stains.    Cardiovascular disease: In a nutshell, this means heart disease. The bacteria from inflammation ...
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Dentist in Houston Near Me

Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile which is why practicing daily oral hygiene is important! Having poor oral hygiene can lead to a lot of dental and medical problems in the future such as infection, gum disease, heart disease, bone loss, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings with your local dentist can stop these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene. Oral health touches ...
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Oral Health From Your Houston Dentist

Oral health touches every aspect of our lives but is often taken for granted. Your mouth is a window into the health of your body. It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. Systemic diseases, those that affect the entire body, may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems. Traditionally, oral health has been defined as the absence of disease. But in 2016, the ...
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