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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Why Does Tooth Enamel Erode And How to Restore It

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Enamel is the thin, protective layer that covers the crown, or exposed portion of your tooth. At its deepest points, enamel is only about 2.5 millimeters thick. Though this might seem pretty thin, enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and is critical to the health of your teeth. It serves as protection from daily tooth wear, such as chewing, biting and grinding- forces that the dentin, or main body of your tooth, can’t withstand.  It also acts as an insulator to protect your teeth from harsh (and potentially painful) chemicals and temperatures.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

6 Major Causes of Tooth Loss

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There are many reasons why you might have a gap in your pearly whites. Having missing teeth is not just a cosmetic issue. The consequences of an absent tooth could include: decreased chewing ability, nutrition implications, difficulty speaking, diminished self-esteem, and additional dental problems.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

10 Habits that are Harmful to Your Teeth

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You constantly hear the good habits that protect your teeth and make for a healthy smile. Your mother, your dentist, the occasional toothpaste commercial, and even this blog deliver reminders for us to brush twice a day, floss daily, and see our dentist regularly. But, what about those bad habits that could be wrecking our teeth? Even patients with the best oral health routines probably engage in one or more of these “dental don’ts.” They can compromise the health of your teeth.  So, for the sake of your pearly whites, put these bad habits to rest and keep your smile looking great!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Causes and Cures of Tooth Sensitivity

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I’m sure we've all experienced tooth sensitivity at some point. It can be a sudden, sharp pain that shoots down through the nerve endings of a tooth or a dull, sore ache of the teeth and jaw. This discomfort is triggered by hot, cold, acidic, sour or sweet foods or drinks, brushing, chewing or even breathing in cold air. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you are probably suffering from a very common condition known as dentin hypersensitivity, or more commonly, sensitive teeth.