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Category Archives: Oral Hygiene

Top 6 Oral Hygiene Gift Ideas for Holidays from Smiles First Dental

Top 6 Oral Hygiene Gift Ideas for Holidays from Smiles First Dental You may have been racking your brain about what to get that special someone (or special people) on your gift list and may be close to giving up and buying a tie, candle, or novelty mug.

You know that everyone wants the perfect Christmas gift and they appreciate it more with a surprising twist! But it’s hard to know what that might be.

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Understanding the Importance of a Dental Exam

Understanding the Importance of a Dental Exam A dental exam appointment is a very important opportunity for dental experts to pinpoint any early indication of dental problems. It is not only crucial for your oral health but also to your general wellbeing.

There are many things that happen in your mouth that only your dentist can see, and they are trained to detect those issues. Your dentist will check the three principal areas: teeth, gums and soft tissues in your mouth. One of the best ways to protect yourself from oral diseases is to remain on top on your dental exams.

Dental Exam Overview

A regular dental exam that involves routine checkups would usually take 30 minutes while it takes 45 minutes or more for new patients. The reason is most oral health problems can be treated quickly and inexpensively when they are detected early.

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Tooth Anatomy: Discover the Parts of your Teeth

Tooth Anatomy- Discover the Parts of your TeethNothing is more beautiful and comfortable than having a healthy set of teeth. You can smile contentedly, eat the food you want, and speak properly without any issues around your mouth. That’s because your teeth play an important role in your life and can impact your overall health.

Teeth help you to bite and chew food so it can be swallowed and digested properly. It also forms the words you speak so you can talk properly. Most of all, the presence of your pearly whites provide a form to your face and mouth.

Teeth are in fact more important than what you think. Knowing what they are made of let you understand the significance of their role and function in your overall oral health.

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Prevention and solution for top 10 dental problems


 
A fresh and clean mouth is a healthy sign that your mouth is probably in good condition. On the other hand, if you will not be persistent enough with your oral hygiene and still continue doing things that may harm the teeth, then you are still at risk of developing these various mouth problems. Continue Reading

Periodontal Health: What is Gingivitis?

Periodontal Health- What is Gingivitis?Gingivitis and gum disease are common dental terms that most people often used interchangeably. But according to dental experts, gingivitis is actually the early stage and mild form of gum disease. The condition is generally triggered by lack of proper dental care, which encourages the development of plaque and eventually, tartar.

Moreover, gum disease is inflammation and infection that damages the tissues supporting teeth. In gingivitis, gums become pinkish, swollen, inflamed and bleed when brushing the teeth. Also, most people can acquire a mild case of gingivitis some period of their lifetime. However, if gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to a severe gum disease called periodontitis.

Common Symptoms of Gingivitis

If you experience or notice the following symptoms, then it is time for you to visit your dentist for the inspection of your gum health. These includes:

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Effects of Stress and Oral Health Connection to Dental Wellbeing

Effects of Stress and Oral Health Connection to Dental Wellbeing People who are under stress are quite noticeable at one glance. You will see changes in their appearance and actions. This is because stress can highly affect your general health, including your sleep and daily habits. On the other hand, stress also upsets the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. Researchers have discovered a link between stress and oral health. That is why if you are stressed today, you must double your efforts to uphold your oral health so as to help your body prevent upcoming dental health problems.

Know More about Stress and Oral Health Relationship

Cortisol, the stress hormone, is extremely raised when you are undergoing stress. This is why your immune system becomes weak and your body’s defenses against infections are ineffective. Plaque’s harmful oral bacteria are then ready to invade your gums, making stressed individuals highly susceptible to gum disease.

Aside from gum problems, stress has been also associated with the following oral health issues:

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Category Archives: Oral Hygiene

Top 6 Oral Hygiene Gift Ideas for Holidays from Smiles First Dental

Top 6 Oral Hygiene Gift Ideas for Holidays from Smiles First Dental You may have been racking your brain about what to get that special someone (or special people) on your gift list and may be close to giving up and buying a tie, candle, or novelty mug.

You know that everyone wants the perfect Christmas gift and they appreciate it more with a surprising twist! But it’s hard to know what that might be.

Continue Reading

Understanding the Importance of a Dental Exam

Understanding the Importance of a Dental Exam A dental exam appointment is a very important opportunity for dental experts to pinpoint any early indication of dental problems. It is not only crucial for your oral health but also to your general wellbeing.

There are many things that happen in your mouth that only your dentist can see, and they are trained to detect those issues. Your dentist will check the three principal areas: teeth, gums and soft tissues in your mouth. One of the best ways to protect yourself from oral diseases is to remain on top on your dental exams.

Dental Exam Overview

A regular dental exam that involves routine checkups would usually take 30 minutes while it takes 45 minutes or more for new patients. The reason is most oral health problems can be treated quickly and inexpensively when they are detected early.

Continue Reading

Tooth Anatomy: Discover the Parts of your Teeth

Tooth Anatomy- Discover the Parts of your TeethNothing is more beautiful and comfortable than having a healthy set of teeth. You can smile contentedly, eat the food you want, and speak properly without any issues around your mouth. That’s because your teeth play an important role in your life and can impact your overall health.

Teeth help you to bite and chew food so it can be swallowed and digested properly. It also forms the words you speak so you can talk properly. Most of all, the presence of your pearly whites provide a form to your face and mouth.

Teeth are in fact more important than what you think. Knowing what they are made of let you understand the significance of their role and function in your overall oral health.

Continue Reading

Prevention and solution for top 10 dental problems


 
A fresh and clean mouth is a healthy sign that your mouth is probably in good condition. On the other hand, if you will not be persistent enough with your oral hygiene and still continue doing things that may harm the teeth, then you are still at risk of developing these various mouth problems. Continue Reading

Periodontal Health: What is Gingivitis?

Periodontal Health- What is Gingivitis?Gingivitis and gum disease are common dental terms that most people often used interchangeably. But according to dental experts, gingivitis is actually the early stage and mild form of gum disease. The condition is generally triggered by lack of proper dental care, which encourages the development of plaque and eventually, tartar.

Moreover, gum disease is inflammation and infection that damages the tissues supporting teeth. In gingivitis, gums become pinkish, swollen, inflamed and bleed when brushing the teeth. Also, most people can acquire a mild case of gingivitis some period of their lifetime. However, if gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to a severe gum disease called periodontitis.

Common Symptoms of Gingivitis

If you experience or notice the following symptoms, then it is time for you to visit your dentist for the inspection of your gum health. These includes:

Continue Reading

Effects of Stress and Oral Health Connection to Dental Wellbeing

Effects of Stress and Oral Health Connection to Dental Wellbeing People who are under stress are quite noticeable at one glance. You will see changes in their appearance and actions. This is because stress can highly affect your general health, including your sleep and daily habits. On the other hand, stress also upsets the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. Researchers have discovered a link between stress and oral health. That is why if you are stressed today, you must double your efforts to uphold your oral health so as to help your body prevent upcoming dental health problems.

Know More about Stress and Oral Health Relationship

Cortisol, the stress hormone, is extremely raised when you are undergoing stress. This is why your immune system becomes weak and your body’s defenses against infections are ineffective. Plaque’s harmful oral bacteria are then ready to invade your gums, making stressed individuals highly susceptible to gum disease.

Aside from gum problems, stress has been also associated with the following oral health issues:

Continue Reading