Regular visits to your dentist are very important to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Visiting your dentist can also help to prevent the development of potential dental complications. While making the recommended twice annual trip, the American Dental Association has created a list of signs and symptoms that indicate an additional trip may be required:
The human mouth has one tongue, 32 teeth, and gums, which allows us to communicate (verbally and non-verbally) and gives us the ability to chew, swallow, and digest our food.
While it may seem simple, the Fresh Dental Care’s created a list of 25 facts about your mouth you probably didn’t know:
The American Dental Association describes veneers as thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. Veneers are intended to correct stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth to obtain the perfect smile.
Bruxism, otherwise known as teeth grinding, is the rhythmic clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth that may develop at any age.
Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash in addition to twice per day brushing and flossing can be very beneficial to your teeth. This helps with cavity protection, bad breath management and more!
Baby teeth are an important part of early human development and it is crucial to start infants off with good oral care in order to protect their future teeth.
While brushing twice a day and making the twice annual visit to your dentist are recommended in order to maintain good oral health, the American Dental Association suggests adding interdental cleaners, such as floss, to the everyday oral hygiene routine.
Although regularly brushing, flossing, and making the twice annual visit to the dentist are recommended for proper dental hygiene, for truly healthy teeth and gums, attention should also be given to all food and drink that come in contact with your teeth.
Why do dentists recommend brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes?
Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is a strong, lingering scent emitted from the mouth. Genuine halitosis is an incessant odor that does not go away after brushing, flossing or rinsing.