Oral Health Blog Articles - Smile Dental Center

Understanding Different Types of Mouthwash

Types of mouthwash continue to expand based on the purpose and oral condition. Learn about the different rinses available, so you’re not using a mouthwash that’s ineffective for your dental needs. What Does Mouthwash Do? Mouthwash is often the finishing touch of your oral care routine. After you floss and brush, it helps rinse away…

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What Is Tooth Luxation?

A shifted or dislodged tooth may be the result of damaged or injured ligaments. The tissues that support your teeth can experience trauma due to falls and other accidents. What occurs in response is called tooth luxation. A relatively common event, tooth luxation makes up over 25 percent of all general dental injuries and roughly…

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Causes of Gum Recession

Roughly 50 percent of adults experience gum recession after age 30. Characterized by tooth sensitivity and a higher risk for cavities, receding gums are spurred by periodontal disease or certain lifestyle factors. Learn about gum recession and its common causes. What Is Gum Recession? Gum recession occurs when the existing tissue starts to erode or…

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What Can Sugar Do to Your Teeth?

For patients of all ages, dentists will consistently give one piece of advice for maintaining tooth health: Limit your sugar consumption. Sugar contributes to tooth decay, providing fuel for the bacteria in your mouth to generate acids that eat away the enamel and form cavities. Learn how this happens and what you can do. How…

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Causes of Tooth Enamel Erosion

Enamel forms a hard coating on each tooth to protect the softer, more sensitive tissue and nerves inside. Despite its tough exterior, enamel can erode over time as a result of physical reasons, like teeth grinding or chemical reasons, like long-term exposure to stomach acids. Learn how tooth enamel erosion occurs and what you can…

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