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Losing a tooth or several teeth can be upsetting. Losing an entire teeth line, be it top, bottom, or both, can be devastating. It can affect your ability to eat properly, distort your speech, and destroy your self-confidence. Dentures and partial dentures can rectify all of these problems.

Dentures

Dentures are a removable replacement for your missing teeth. When all your teeth are missing or have to be removed, full dentures will be the only option.

Everybody wants to have a beautiful, white smile. Unfortunately, tooth discoloration is a common problem in a world filled with cola, coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and other foods and substances that can stain your teeth. So, what can you do about it? What can you do to achieve the dazzlingly white smile you’ve always dreamed of? The answer, of course, is to invest in tooth whitening!

Cheap Tooth Whitening Options

Most people who want to have their teeth whitened are worried about how much it is going to cost. However, the more important consideration is how well it works. With a myriad of products available that promise to whiten your teeth, you may be confused about what the best options are for tooth whitening.

Whenever you turn on your television, you are greeted with row after row of perfect white teeth. Whether it is your favorite show, weather forecast, or even a sporting event, there they are, making you wish that you could get your own teeth just a shade or two closer to theirs. Luckily, thanks to teeth whitening, there is no need to simply wish anymore.

If you have toothache, sensitive teeth, inflamed gums, or some other more serious dental issue, usually the main culprit is always the same, plaque. Plaque can be very sneaky in the ways it sticks to your teeth and the issues it can cause you are expensive in many ways, money being the least of them.

What Causes It

Eating foods high in sugars or starch leave behind residue on your teeth. If that residue stays there for too long, plaque will begin to develop. Bacteria that live in your mouth will thrive on the “leftovers”, producing acids as a result.

Most of us have had or still have to wear braces or retainers at some point in our lives, and if we haven’t, there is a good chance our kids do. While they help keep our teeth straight and aligned, they can also attract food and plaque which needs to be removed promptly to avoid staining your or their teeth.

No Excuses to Avoid Flossing

Many dentist recommend brushing your teeth after every meal when you wear braces, and even using the fluoride mouthwash afterwards. 

With so much information at your fingertips it can be tempting to self-diagnose by searching the web for an answer. How hard could it really be when everything is so readily available? Well, if you are looking at Bruxism and TMJ, it is much harder than you might think.

Are They the Same Thing?

While some of the symptoms are the same, Bruxism and TMJ are two different disorders. Bruxism or teeth grinding is an involuntary action of gnashing your upper teeth against your lower teeth. It mostly happens at night, but in more severe cases it can occur during the day as well.

It took nearly six decades to get from the first research into mottled enamel to making a definitive connection between fluoride and cavity protection. To this day, it still proves to be one of the most important discoveries ever made in preventative dental health care.

The Legacy of Fluoride Discovery

Over half a century after the Grand Rapids fluoridation study was concluded and published, fluoride continues to be the strongest weapon science has in its fight against cavities.

The first attempts to show the correlation between mottled enamel and an elements in the water supply started at the very beginning of the 20th century, but it was 1923 that proved to be the crucial year.

Fluoride’s Effect on Teeth

That year Dr. Frederick McKay traveled to Oakley in Idaho where he met with parents who had observed brown stains developing on their children’s teeth after the town constructed a communal water pipeline bringing in water from a warm spring close by.

How many people avoid going to the dentist for a plethora of reasons? Petrifying fear of the dentist, strong gag reflex, and traumatic experiences from the past are just some of the many motives that keeping you away. Luckily, there is a solution for most of them called sedation dentistry.

No More Anxiety

The very idea of going to the dentist creates anxiety in a significant number of people. Fear of pain, inability to get completely numb, or embarrassment about the state of your teeth can all cause such high levels of stress that you would rather deal with the ongoing problems than go in for proper treatment.

When you are tired or sleepy, you often just brush your teeth and find a justification to skip the flossing. Brushing should be enough, right? However, with more than 75 percent of the U.S. populations affected by gum disease, and studies showing the importance of it, it is more than clear that brushing is not enough to preserve the health of your gums.

Studies Agree

In the study conducted by the NYU, researchers assembled 1,100 twin pairs of both male and female identical and fraternal twins up to 21 years of age, all of whom shared the same environmental factors, including diet, health, and life practices. Finding the best matched 51 pairs, researchers compared the effects of brushing alone twice daily and compared with both flossing and twice daily brushing.

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