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5 Habits That Destroy Your Smile

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1. Not flossing Brushing your teeth twice a day is important, but many patients don’t realize that flossing at least once a day is just as critical to achieving—and maintaining—a healthy smile. Flossing removes the cavity-causing bacteria left behind from food particles that get stuck between teeth. “Although bleeding and irritation sometimes can occur when you first start flossing, it’s important to keep at it,” says Dr. Ghareeb. “Your gums will toughen up and your oral health will be better …

Oral Health For Seniors

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How Do I Maintain Good Oral Health in My Senior Years? Your teeth can last a lifetime with proper home care and regular dental checkups. No matter what your age, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups. What Special Oral Health Issues Should I Know About as a Senior? Even if you brush and floss regularly, you may …

How Do I Care For My Teeth As An Adult?

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The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene. Even adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease, that can lead to serious problems. Throughout your adult life, it’s important to continue to: Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque-the sticky film on your teeth that’s the main cause of tooth decay. Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth and under your gumline, before it can …

Your wisdom teeth need to be removed?

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Have you been told that your wisdom teeth need to be removed? Don’t know what to do? Your dentist in Coquitlam tells you what wisdom teeth are and why you must get them removed? Wisdom teeth are an additional set of molars which may or may not be visible in your mouth. Generally, they appear in the mouth between the ages of 17-25 years and can be seen on your dental panoramic X-rays. Sometimes, due to lack of space, they …

Secret to Having Great Teeth

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Below are some tips on how to keep your pearly whites just that: white and pearly.  We all have bad habits that we may not even have been aware are harming our teeth. There is the obvious tip to brush at least two times per day, and avoid sugar, but there are actually many things you can do to keep your smile beautiful, or to prevent damage to your teeth and gums  in the first place. Use Your Hands, not your …

How to Care for Braces

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Care is needed to keep the braces in good repair. It is not recommended to bite hard food items, and certainly non-food items such as packaging, or writing instruments. Also, for the duration of your orthodontic treatment with braces, it is advised to stay away from sticky foods such as caramels, or gum, because they can loosen brackets, or distort the arch wire. If such a thing happens, a visit to your dentist or orthodontist is needed in order to …

Spring Cleaning Your Teeth

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Add a dental visit to this year’s spring-cleaning list. A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education. “A prophylaxis, also known as a ‘prophy’ or professional dental cleaning, reinforces the at-home oral health regimen,” says AGD spokesperson Anne Murray, DDS. “It is designed to preserve health, prevent the spread of disease and give the dentist an opportunity …

Are You Brushing Your Child’s Teeth Properly?

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Not everybody knows how to brush his or her teeth properly. Often dental professionals see damaged gums that are the result of brushing teeth incorrectly. When it comes to your own child’s dental health, you’ll want to ensure you are brushing their teeth the right way. Read through the following tips to make sure you are doing it correctly.

Dental Emergencies! What You Can Do

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A dental emergency can happen to anyone, but most of the time we can prevent it from happening. Ignoring dental problem can raise the risk of damaging your teeth and gums. Greater damage, in most cases, means more extensive and complicated treatment, resulting in more time and money spent on the treatment as a result of the delay. Toothache Normally toothache is caused by decay entering the nerve area. If this is the case, a root canal may be needed.To …

Oral Health Tips for Kids

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Here are five easy-to-follow tips that will help protect your child’s teeth from decay: • Make sure to read all labeling on food and beverages you are choosing for your family at the supermarket. Consider your family’s usual selection of beverages and stay away from beverages loaded with sugar and acid. • Protect your kid’s teeth with protein! Dietary Protein works remarkably well as a guard against acid, so feeding your kids cheese, nuts and cold cut sandwiches is an excellent alternative to the …

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