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Stained Teeth: What they Mean, and How to Prevent Them

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No teeth are created equal; what they’re made up of is the same, but how they develop in mouths can differ (hence the reason why people may need braces or even surgery to correct issues at times). The appearance of teeth can also differ because of a multitude of factors, including genetics, lack of proper regular maintenance and what you eat/drink. Prevention is always better than a cure and there are some great ways to help prevent stained teeth from occurring in the first place (or at least minimize the amount of staining): “It’s fairly simple to prevent stained teeth by making a few lifestyle changes. Coffee drinkers and especially smokers should consider cutting back or quitting all together. Also follow a meal with a glass of water … Continue Reading

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Eating Clean for a Healthier Smile

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A clean, bright ‘Hollywood’ smile is usually the goal for most people when it comes to how they want their mouths to look, however all mouths aren’t created equally and sometimes what we want to have isn’t within immediate reach. Is an improved smile and healthier mouth an attainable goal? Absolutely! Like most things, you get in what you put out; the better you are at maintaining your mouth both at home through regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and by visiting your Aylmer dental professional, the better off your mouth will be. Also, the food and drink that is consumed daily plays a large role in the development and maintenance of the health of your teeth, gums and mouth as a whole. Here are some important things to consider … Continue Reading

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Common Mistakes Made While Brushing Teeth

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Regularly brushing, flossing and rinsing (as well as visiting your Aylmer dentist for checkups and cleanings) are key parts to maintaining the best dental health possible, but only if they are done consistently and properly. Especially when it comes to maintaining your teeth while at home, brushing is important, however many people are doing it incorrectly. Here are some of the common mistakes people tend to make when it comes to brushing their teeth: ‘Picking the wrong toothbrush The size of the brush’s head is important, too, especially if you have a smaller mouth. Brushes also have various sizes of handles and different angles. Some are more flexible than others. But the critical part, dentists agree, is the bristles that remove the bacteria and loosen plaque from your … Continue Reading

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Teeth and Hand Dominance

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In life sometimes there are things that on the surface may not seem to go together or have any apparent connection, but if you dig a bit deeper you’ll see just how connected they truly are. Whether it’s an odd food pairing, etc there are connections that exist that go beyond our basic comprehension, such as the relationship between teeth and hand dominance. “Roughly 90% of humans are right-handed and this is one of the traits that separates us from most other primates who don’t really show any overall preference for left or right handedness. It’s believed that handedness played an important role in human evolution, with a recent study on the earliest evidence of right-handedness in the fossil record shedding light on when and why this trait … Continue Reading

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New Year’s Reso-tooth-sions

A new year represents a fresh opportunity to try new things or to more effectively accomplish tasks which may have proved challenging in the past. A lot of times mastering the art of proper and consistent dental maintenance is on that list. Here are some important tips to consider to help optimize dental health moving into 2017 and beyond: “Eat More Mouth-Healthy Foods When you cut back on sugar, resolve to add more orally healthy foods to your diet to solidify your diet’s benefit to your teeth. Dairy products, which are high in calcium, are great for your teeth, as are fibrous foods that call up saliva and scrub away plaque and other food bits, according to Delta Dental. Kick the Habit Smoking doubles your risk for gum disease, … Continue Reading

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Dental Care for Seniors

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The older we get, the more important maintaining different aspects of your body’s health becomes. Getting enough exercise and maintaining a healthy balanced diet are necessary in order to live a long life free from pain and health issues. Advanced age can also make someone more susceptible to oral care problems. Here are a few examples of said problems: “Darkened teeth . Caused, to some extent, by changes in dentin — the bone-like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel — and by a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. Also caused by thinning of the outer enamel layer that lets the darker yellower dentin show through. Diminished sense of taste . While advancing age impairs the sense of taste, diseases, medications, and dentures can also contribute to … Continue Reading

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Saving your Teeth

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Teeth play a very important role in our lives; with them were are able to bite, chew and have a smile that is full and beautiful. Keeping teeth always looking their best starts at home with the proper maintenance techniques and is continued with regular visits to your Aylmer Dentist. Modern technology is taking things a step further when it comes to helping to preserve your teeth by actually generating tissue that will be able to replicate any lost or damaged teeth. “Researchers have created complex gum tissue and bone structures in the lab, using 3D bio-printing. The printed tissue has already been transplanted successfully into animals, and could be used by dentists to replace missing teeth and bone in human patients within two years. The pioneering work … Continue Reading

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Dentistry in Schools

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The importance of dental hygiene is something that has been stressed by dental professionals for years. There have been many initiatives to get people more involved with taking an active stance with their own dental health and the importance this has on their overall health as well. As the world is constantly moving and growing so to must the approach of reaching people. An Iowa high school has decided to take things to a new level and make the concept of dental health and integral part of everything they do. “A new dental clinic inside Scavo High School gives students the opportunity to visit the dentist within the walls of their school. The clinic, which is the first of its kind in Iowa, provides cleaning, filling and teeth … Continue Reading

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Maintaining Dental Health during Illness

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Serious bodily illnesses are not something anyone ever wants to think about or deal with but they are sometimes a reality that we have to face. Whether an individual or a loved one is touched by an illness, the effects go beyond just that person or their immediate family. Being able to take care of some regular daily activities can become more difficult when facing an illness and they become that much more important to do as well due to the fact that the body is in a more vulnerable state. Dental health especially is something that is important to maintain and during an illness such as cancer. Here are some important things to consider: “• Medication: There are specific medications that can ease discomfort and prevent sores … Continue Reading

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Crowns: Not just for Royalty

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They say ‘heavy is the head that wears the crown’ and when you give it real though, it makes a lot of sense. The wearer of a crown is usually someone in power; the head of a royal family (or someone who thinks highly of themselves and randomly decides to start wearing a crown) and when you are born into that type of responsibility, it can be daunting. Having power can be great, if used responsibly. Thankfully the majority of us don’t have to worry about things of that nature. The only crowns most people are concerned with are the ones in their mouths. Although these types of crowns do become a part of your head, they don’t make it heavier (physically or mentally). They do however provide … Continue Reading

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