The leading cause of tooth loss is no longer decay. Periodontal disease is the #1 cause. Periodontal disease is loss of bone due to bacteria in the mouth from accumulated plaque and tartar.
Many adults live with smile problems simply because they don't know how easy it is to get an attractive smile.
Previous studies have found the incidence of heart disease is about twice as high in people with periodontal (gum) disease.
You should change your tooth brush every 3-4 months.
Proper brushing requires at least two minutes – that's right, 120 seconds.
Sealants are a preventable measure to protect deep grooves and crevices from decay. They are very safe and cost effective.
If you are not flossing, you're leaving up to 35% of your tooth surfaces untouched and uncleaned.
Fillings don't have to be visible. Today, there are alternative materials to amalgam and gold. No one will ever know you have a filling.
During pregnancy, there is a special need for good oral hygiene because pregnancy may exaggerate some dental disorders.
Tooth whitening is gentle and safe when supervised by your dentist.
More than 87% of oral cancer cases are directly linked to smokeless tobacco and cigarette use.
Bite splints can alleviate clenching, grinding, TMJ pain, headaches and wear on teeth.
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