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It’s no surprise that brushing and flossing are essential to promoting your oral hygiene. However, there are a number of other important habits and activities that can have a direct effect on your dental health. Make sure you are taking care of your teeth and gums by reviewing these not-so-common dental facts.
Plaque Causes Bad Breath
Plaque constantly builds up along your teeth and gums throughout the day. In addition to increasing the risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease, this plaque contains odor-causing bacteria that can lead to chronic bad breath if it is not removed. For this reason, it is important to brush each side of every tooth using a soft-bristled toothbrush while also taking the time to thoroughly brush your tongue.
Too Much Fruit Can Hurt Your Teeth
A healthy, nutritious diet is a great way to protect the health of your teeth and gums. However, while fresh fruits are a great source of vitamins and minerals, they also contain high levels of acid. Individuals who consume highly acidic foods in excess are more likely to suffer from acid erosion, a condition in which the enamel or hard outer surface of the teeth begins to wear away, increasing the risk of cavities.
Many Oral Diseases Do Not Cause Symptoms
Visiting your dentist on a regular basis is an essential part of maintaining your dental hygiene, as many oral diseases do not show any symptoms during the early stages. Gum disease, for example, often does not result in obvious symptoms until it has reached a more advanced stage such as periodontitis. In addition, oral cancer may often not lead to pain or apparent symptoms until it has spread to larger areas of the oral cavity. Fortunately, your dentist can assess your risk for many diseases and conditions while performing an oral examination.
One of the best ways to get the answers to all your dental questions is to consult your dentist. Let the providers with All Smiles Dental Care educate you on your dental needs by calling (602) 903-5483. We also offer cosmetic dentistry and family dentistry services to the Phoenix community.
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A healthy smile imparts confidence when you feel and look great. Your dentist is here to help you achieve the smile you want with the treatments that are right for you. You can find out more about tooth restoration and replacement, including dental crowns and dentures, by visiting these resources:
New dental technology is making it easier than ever to receive a crown in only one visit. You can read more about CAD/CAM crowns on The New York Times' Well blog.
Eating with dentures will get easier with practice. You can find information on learning to eat with your new dentures to make the process go smoothly on MedicineNet.com.
Check out these five things to know about dental crowns on Livestrong.com.
What are dentures and how do they work? Read this overview of dentures at Colgate.com to learn more about this popular tooth replacement option.
Visit DentureLiving.com to find some tips on denture removal and care so you can get the most out of your new smile.
All Smiles Dental Care in Arcadia
offers comfortable and effective dental treatment to have you smiling brightly in no time. Our dentists are qualified to provide both family dentistry and cosmetic options to repair and maintain any smile. Visit our website or call (602) 903-5483 to contact us about becoming our newest patient.
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Getting dentures can be a positive experience with the help of your cosmetic dentist. You will soon experience greater confidence in your restored smile. If you’re a new dentures wearer, following these simple steps will help the acclimation process run more smoothly:
Stay in Contact With Your Dentist
It’s important to stay in contact with your dentist throughout the entire dentures process. Ask questions about the process and don’t be afraid to express your worries. Your dentist is there to ensure that you are pleased with your new dentures and that they fit comfortably and healthily. It may take several fittings or adjustments before your dentures feel right.
Practice Speaking and Eating
Both speaking and eating will seem difficult at first, but your mouth will quickly adapt. Practice is the key to attaining both normal speech and eating patterns. Begin with a diet of soft or easy to eat foods while your mouth adjusts to your dentures. Practice chewing on both sides of the mouth and slowly work your way up to harder foods until you can eat easily. Taking about 15 minutes each day to read aloud will help your mouth and tongue adjust to speaking with dentures. Speak slowly and try practicing in front of a mirror to watch the way your mouth moves.
Care For Your Dentures Properly
Taking good care of your dentures is essential. If you take your dentures out at night, you should store them in a cleaning or storage solution made specifically for dentures. Never store dentures dry, as this can cause them to warp. To avoid damaging your dentures, brush them only with products made specifically for denture care. Remember that all dentures will eventually loosen and require relining, and that only your dentist should perform this.
Make your denture experience a positive one by calling All Smiles Dental Care today at (602) 903-5483. Our Phoenix-based dental practice provides dental care for the entire family, including orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Visit our website to explore your dental care options!
Last updated 5 months ago
It’s important to realize that not all teeth react similarly to whitening; yellowed teeth may achieve a better result with whitening than teeth that are grayish in color. In addition, teeth whitening does not keep your teeth white forever. Over time, your teeth will gradually darken without maintenance with at-home or in-office products and procedures. To learn more about the whitening process and the options available to you, be sure to check out this entire video.
Teeth whitening is an easy and effective way to enhance your smile. Understanding the pertinent facts about this popular cosmetic treatment will help ensure that you are pleased with your results.
If you want to make your teeth look dazzling again, consider the benefits of teeth whitening at All Smiles Dental Care of Phoenix
. Call us today at (602) 903-5483 to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures that are available to you.
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A dental crown is a cap that fits over a tooth in order to provide stability or restore its appearance. Crowns provide you with a natural, healthy smile to correct teeth that have been damaged or decayed. Here is what you can expect when you visit your cosmetic dentist to have a dental crown placed:
Teeth and Jaw Measurements
First, your cosmetic dentist will take a series of dental impressions. This ensures that your dental crown will fit perfectly in your mouth as a natural tooth would. A crown that does not fit properly can wear down opposing teeth or cause problems with your jaws. Your dentist will also determine the color of your teeth in order to match your crown’s shade to the surrounding natural teeth.
Shaping the Tooth
The tooth receiving the crown must be reshaped to allow the crown to fit over it. If your tooth is decayed or damaged, these areas will be removed to ensure that the remaining tooth structure stays healthy. Your dentist will also remove and shape the biting surface of your tooth. This is to shape the tooth core so that the crown will fit properly over it in the space allowed. Once the tooth has been shaped, a final impression will be taken of your mouth.
Receiving the Crown
You may receive a temporary crown until your permanent crown is manufactured. When your permanent crown is ready, it will be placed during a second dental appointment and the temporary crown will be removed before the final crown can be placed. Some extra shaping of the tooth may be required for a snug fit. During the final step, your dentist will permanently cement your crown to the tooth and remove any excess cement. Your bite will be checked to ensure a proper fit and you will be ready to share your new smile with the world!
You can restore the form and function of your smile with crowns provided by All Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix. We specialize in family and cosmetic dentistry, as well as orthodontic treatment. Visit us online to meet our dental team and explore our office, or call us today at (602) 903-5483.