Brush up on paste

Brushing your teeth is vital after each meal and with a soft-bristled brush is essential to good dental health, but dry-brushing or brushing with only water isn’t going to provide all the protection your teeth need.

Toothpaste is essential to the brushing equation for several reasons:

Fluoride-Toothpaste that contains fluoride can help protect enamel from bacteria that cause decay and even help to repair damage that has already occurred.

Sparkle-Along with enamel,toothpastes are specially formulated to lessen stains and make teeth whiter and brighter.

Sweeter breath-Toothpastes are made to put a good taste in your mouth and provide fresher breath once you’re finished brushing.

One-two-three punch– The action of the tips of a soft-bristled brush against your teeth coupled with the impact of a fluoride toothpaste are key to buffering teeth from cavities and periodontal disease. Flossing daily is third punch that can deal a knockout blow to periodontal disease- the number-one cause of tooth loss in adults-removing plaque and debris that in the spaces between teeth.

What does your mouth say?

We can say plenty of things using our mouths, but did you know that our mouth it self can tell alot about us even if we did not say a single word? The health of someones mouth provide the dentist plenty of information. Like clues about the health of the body. Its also been know that diseases such as diabetes may first being to show signs in the mouth. Most recent studies have provided a link between Heart disease and periodontal disease.

There are several key indicator in the mouth that could be caused by oral-health issues including gums that are tender, swollen, or bleed when brushed of flossed. In more severe cases the gums back begin to pull away from the teeth this is called recession. When the gum starts to recede away from the tooth. This can cause the teeth to become loose and over time could even cause them to fall out. Consistent bad breath can also serve as an indicator of illness.

While issues of oral health may not always be indicators of a more serious condition overall. We believe that your health is very important and for that we will alert you of any signs in your mouth and if necessary even refer you to a physician when necessary.

Got Plaque?

If you’re human and you have teeth,you have plaque. Plaque is a germ-laden film that clings to your teeth.

The invisible layer is filled with bacteria that can cause problems in your mouth,including cavities and gum disease,which can both lead to tooth loss.

Because plaque is invisible, its hard to know how much of it you have removed by brushing and flossing. Fortunately, drug stores sell disclosing tablets that can show you how much plaque is left on your teeth when you finish your homecare regimen.

People of all ages who want to avoid cavities and periodontal disease can use disclosing tablets. They’re yet another weapon in the battle against dental disease.