Family Dental Care Blog Articles - Page 7 of 14 - Smile Dental Center

How Do Cracked Teeth Occur?

Our teeth are durable, allowing us to bite and chew solid foods but are not indestructible. Swift or sharp forces can cause damage and gradual erosion may occur from grinding and tooth decay. In these instances, as well as after root canal treatments and dental fillings, your teeth can crack. Cracks are the primary cause…

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Guide to Different Dental Fillings

People of all ages can experience tooth decay. Early treatment with dental fillings can reduce the development of cavities and potential health problems that may result. These include abscesses, infected pulp, tooth loss and decreased jawbone volume. After the decayed tissue is removed, a substance made from gold, enamel or porcelain fills in the remainder….

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay In Young Children

Tooth decay can happen at any age. While baby teeth will eventually fall out to make room for permanent adult teeth, the thinner and softer enamel layer can cause baby teeth to experience decay. In children, this condition is known as dental caries or baby bottle decay and it can affect eating and speech. Bacteria…

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What’s the Right Way to Brush Your Teeth?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes per session. This dental hygiene practice helps control plaque and bacterial buildup on your teeth and tongue, which can contribute to gum disease, gingivitis and tooth decay. Yet not all methods for brushing are identical. Certain approaches are…

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How Supplements Can Support Tooth & Gum Health

A typical oral hygiene routine involves flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste. Yet did you know that what you consume can also influence the health of your teeth? It’s recommended to limit sugar and acidic foods but the vitamins and minerals in everything else you eat can…

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