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You Know The Negative Effects of Sugar On Your Teeth, But Did You Know Sour Takes a Toll?

The tart, tangy taste of sour candy may make your mouth pucker, but it could be doing damage to your teeth. Sour foods and candies contain high levels of acid to induce their sour tastes. These acids can be harmful to your tooth enamel, leading to increased risk for tooth decay. While your tooth enamel may be the hardest substance in your body, this enamel is sometimes no match for frequent exposure to acidic substances.

Two types of foods are the greatest contributors to dental enamel breakdown: sugars and acids. Our Royal Lakes Dental team often emphasizes refraining from eating too much sugar because sugars are what feeds decay-causing bacteria. When ...

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Enamel Is The Hardest Substance in the Body – But Did You Know It Can Break Easily?

The toughest substance in your body isn’t your bones — it’s your dental enamel. This fact is a good thing because your dental enamel must withstand heat and cold as well as biting into hard substances. As the most mineralized substance in your body, tooth enamel is layer upon layer of minerals that protect the inner portions of your teeth from damage and decay.

Unfortunately, while dental enamel is the strongest substance in your body, it is not invincible. Enamel can erode and break down over time, especially after prolonged exposure to acids and build-up bacteria known as plaque. In addition to breakdown in enamel that can happen over time, enamel ...

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Benefits of Properly Flossing Your Teeth

Although you may well consider flossing to be an optional extra, the truth is the flossing your teeth comes with some significant benefits. Some could save you from a future need for cosmetic dentistry, while others might even improve your overall health.

Floss helps to protect against common dental problems

If you only brush your teeth, you leave two of the five surfaces unclean. Similarly, if you don’t know how to floss properly, then you’ll leave unnecessary food residue between your teeth, increasing the risk of gum disease and cavities. As a result, you’ll be less likely to need costly or lengthy treatments in the future. In addition, there is evidence that ...

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Your Oral Health and Possible Effects on Your General Health

Many people focus on cosmetic dentistry, remaining unaware that oral health is capable of influencing general well-being in addition to appearance. Consequently, taking good care of your teeth can reduce your risk of developing certain health problems, while failing to brush your teeth or attend regular dental checkups can cause systemic problems.

Heart health

The condition of your teeth and gums can have an impact on your cardiovascular health. Firstly, there is a clear connection between gum disease and heart disease, though it is as yet unclear why this link exists. Some experts theorize that oral inflammation increases blood vessel inflammation, heightening risk of heart attacks and strokes. Secondly, if you have ...

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Choosing Teeth-Whitening Options to Brighten Your Smile

With so many options today for brightening your smile, it can be difficult to choose the best teeth-whitening methods for you. How do you know if an option is a good one and also worth its cost? Many people prefer the following options for the results they achieve. If your teeth are not as white as you’d like, you should consult with your dentist to see if one of the following options is best for your needs.

Laser Whitening Techniques

If you don’t mind the expense and a bit of discomfort, laser whitening is a popular option to consider for whitening your smile. Your dentist uses a concentrated formula that reacts with ...

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Teeth-Friendly Foods for Kids’ Lunches

Did you know that there is a wide array of foods that can actually help keep your children’s teeth healthy and clean? Many of these foods are ideal for packing in kids’ lunches. By adding them regularly to lunch bags and boxes, you can ensure that your kids are eating foods that can help protect their smiles.

Strawberries

The acid contained in strawberries is a highly effective teeth whitener. Although not recommended for eating every day (the natural acid in strawberries isn’t good for tooth enamel), strawberries can actually help keep teeth white. Moreover, strawberries are a super fruit that brim with important nutrients like vitamin C and fiber. As an added ...

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The Importance of Caring for Your Child’s Primary Teeth

Teaching your child proper oral hygiene at a young age is an important part of ensuring their long-term health. If left untreated, dental disease can cause a number of other problems such as diabetes, pneumonia, heart disease and increased risk of stroke. According to the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is now the most common chronic childhood condition and is five times more common than asthma. As well as putting your child’s physical health at risk, poor oral hygiene can impact their psychological development by causing pain, poor nutrition and lowering their self-esteem.

The Prevalence of Childhood Dental Disease

Children begin teething at around six months of age and usually ...

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