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Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
Posted on 8/25/2019 by Alyce
You may not realize it, but you could have holes in your teeth. The holes are small and are not always visible to the naked eye. They may not cause you any problems or pain, but that does not mean they do not exist. But what happens if those holes become stained. What happens if they do become noticeable? Dental pit stains form in the holes of the teeth and are noticeable. One of the causes of those stains is the food that you eat. This is why it happens and what you need to do about it. How Dental Pit Stains Happen Discoloration of the teeth can happen for a variety of reasons. Poor oral hygiene habits are often the cause of teeth turning darker. Another reason for stains on the teeth is erosion of the enamel. The enamel is the protective layer of the teeth. It is possible for parts of the enamel to erode and for holes to develop in the protective layer. These holes become the dental pits where stains can form. While there are many reasons for erosion of the enamel, the food choices you make is one of them. Foods that are highly acidic can wear at the enamel. Foods high in sugar will feed the bacteria on the teeth and cause the bacteria to grow. That growth can erode the enamel as well. Foods That Stain the Teeth The foods that erode the enamel do not always cause the stains on the teeth. They do create the place where the stains can happen. That allows foods that are more likely to stain the teeth. These includes foods such as coffee, wine, beets, berries and cola all can not only eat away at the enamel, but also leave a stain to show they were there. You do not have to completely avoid the foods that lead to pit stains, but you should eat them in moderation. You should also make sure to brush your teeth aft eating foods that have the potential to leave a stain on your teeth. Would you like more information about this or other oral health concerns, contact our office today and schedule an appointment....
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If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Alyce
Your tongue has a lot to say about your body's overall health. Although you probably won't even notice how your tongue feels most of the time, when it changes colors or becomes slightly painful it may be trying to warn you of something. What Your Tongue's Color is Trying to Tell You The color of your tongue should never be bright strawberry red. If it is, it's possible that you may be lacking vitamins such as B-12, folic acid, or iron. However, when your tongue is this color and you're running a high fever, you be tested for scarlet fever. Your tongue also should never be white all over. This is a sign that you have oral thrush, which is a type of yeast infection. Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for an anti-fungal medication for this. However, if there are only patches of white on your tongue this is leukoplakia – something you shouldn't worry about unless you're a smoker in which case it may be an indication that you're about to get cancer. Another cause of concern occurs when your tongue starts growing black or brown hair all over it. This isn't actually hair, but cells that your tongue has grown before being able to shed them so bacteria get trapped therein. A lot of times this is caused by poor hygiene, poorly managed diabetes, or the overuse of antibiotics. Red bumps may sometimes form on your tongue. When they're on top of your tongue, it's probably because your papillae are inflamed. However, if these red bumps don't go away, you may have oral cancer. This is something you should have checked as soon as possible. Find Out More by Calling Us Today When you're having problems with your tongue, you'll want to give our office a call. We want to schedule an appointment to have you come in so that we can determine what's wrong and help you start feeling better soon....
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Can You Brush Too Often?
Posted on 7/23/2019 by Alyce
Brushing your teeth is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene. According to the American Dental Association (ADA) you should brush your teeth two times each day, making sure to use fluoride toothpaste when doing so. This will help you remove any food and plaque from your mouth, preventing oral health issues in the future. Brushing Your Teeth More Often Than Recommended While it isn't always a bad thing, you don't want to get into the habit of brushing your teeth too often or for too long. When you do get into this habit, you'll end up damaging your teeth eventually. This is why you should only brush your teeth no more than three times each day and for no longer than two minutes each time. Brushing your teeth more frequently can cause your tooth enamel to wear down too much and you may also end up damaging your gums. Nevertheless, many people still want to brush their teeth after eating each meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout their day because they feel that this keeps their mouth cleaner and fresher. You must be careful here as well because you can damage your tooth's enamel if you do so too soon after finishing your meal. Not Brushing Frequently Enough While you can damage your teeth by brushing too often or for too long, it's also true that you can brush your teeth too infrequently or for not enough time each time you do brush your teeth. For instance, if you only brush your teeth once a day this will lead to the buildup of plaque and bacteria in your mouth. When this happens, you'll find yourself experiencing bad breath on a more frequent basis. This is why it's so important for you to brush and floss your teeth, then swish your mouth with an antiseptic mouth rinse at least twice a day....
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All Posts:
Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
8/25/2019
If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
8/15/2019
Can You Brush Too Often?
7/23/2019
Best Options for Handling a Fear of the Dental Chair
7/13/2019
Is Brushing Your Teeth for Too Long a Real Problem?
6/25/2019
How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
6/15/2019
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
5/25/2019
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
5/15/2019
Eggs Can Give You Better Oral Health
4/25/2019
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
4/15/2019
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
3/25/2019
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
3/15/2019
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
2/25/2019
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
2/15/2019
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
1/25/2019
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
1/15/2019
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
12/25/2018
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
12/15/2018
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
11/30/2018
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
11/20/2018
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
10/25/2018
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
10/15/2018
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
9/23/2018
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
9/13/2018
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
8/30/2018
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
8/20/2018
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
7/20/2018
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
7/10/2018
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
6/23/2018
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
6/13/2018
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
5/23/2018
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
5/13/2018
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
4/25/2018
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
4/15/2018
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