Why Are Root Canals Important

Why Are Root Canals Important Dr Ajinder Kaur D.D.S. The Root Canal is a very common tooth treatment nowadays that may have to be performed for infected teeth, a deep cavity that has reached the pulp, tooth injury or leaky fillings. The most common cause of a person requiring a root canal is due to…
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Dental Health Tips

Oral hygiene is very necessary, not just because it helps to maintain attractive white

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teeth, but also because it improves your overall health. Maintaining a good dental hygiene can prevent one from many diseases which surprisingly even include major diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes, stroke, etc. It also prevents bad mouth odor, enamel erosion, tooth sensitivity, teeth infection, gum related conditions, etc. An American survey revealed that about 80% of Americans suffer from gum diseases and gum diseases link to heart diseases. This is all the reason you need to start practicing a better hygiene routine for your teeth and mouth. Aside from visiting your dentist often, we bring to you a few dental health tips that you can add to your oral hygiene routine in order to boost your health. The tips are listed below:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day, preferably after you wake up in the morning and before you sleep at night. Use a toothpaste that suits the condition of your teeth the most and make sure you change your toothbrush after every 3 months. Brushing the teeth not just maintains your the health of the teeth but also boosts the gum’s health.
  • Use a mouthwash to rinse your mouth. This kills any kind of harmful bacteria in your mouth that may lead to gum diseases such as gingivitis or spread infection to the pulp of a tooth.
  • When we chew food, particles of food might get caught up between teeth. These particles if stuck for long, can cause teeth sensitivity or widen the gap between the teeth. Thus, floss properly after a meal to get rid of these food particles.
  • Schedule an appointment with your dentist every 6 months.
  • Increase foods in your diet that promote the health of your teeth. These items include raisins, coconut oil, cranberries and foods rich in vitamins.
  • Avoid intake of food that is extremely cold or extremely hot or contains too much sugar such as candies, soft drinks and chocolate. Sugary food items can cause cavities and tooth sensitivity.
  • Research shows that smokers experience tooth related problems much more than non smokers do. Quitting the habit of smoking is the best way of maintaining your dental health.
  • Ask your dentist to prescribe for you a fluoride rinse that you can use at home. Fluoride rinse helps to protect the teeth from breaking down when you eat too much of sugary or acidic food. It helps reduce chances of tooth decay or cavity and also reduces the pain caused by teeth sensitivity.
  • Use a tongue scraper to prevent bad breath and it improves the ability of your taste buds. Tongue scrapers also remove any toxins or bacteria from your mouth that may lead to serious problems later on.
  • Sealants last for a long time, about 5 to 10 years and these prevent the teeth at the back of your mouth from getting decayed.
  • If you're using braces on your teeth, make sure you keep them clean at all times.

Why Cavities Occur

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Why Dental Fillings Are Important

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Trouble chewing your food?

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Best Teeth Whitening Services in Alexandria VA

Best Teeth Whitening Services in Alexandria VA [caption id="attachment_2319" align="alignleft" width="300"] Teeth Whitening[/caption] Who doesn’t want to have a great smile with beautiful teeth? At Alexandria Cosmos Smile Dentists we provide Teeth Whitening in Washington DC location. Our dentists to aid you in achieving the look you have always dreamed of. What causes Teeth Staining?…
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Porcelain Veneers Alexandria Virginia

Porcelain Veneers Alexandria Virginia If you have stained, broken, chipped or unevenly spaced teeth and if you are unhappy with your smile, just consult Porcelain Veneers Northern Virginia dentists. They are considered the most professional and skilled to conceal imperfection of your front teeth and give you the beautiful smile that you always wanted. Porcelain…
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Dental Implants Treatment

Dental implant is a artificial titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone and beneath the gum line to replace the tooth. A dental implant is a perfect treatment for those who have missing tooth from birth,broken tooth/teeth, lost tooth, missing tooth due to injury and some other diseases. Also Implants are permanent solution…
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Cosmetic Dentistry Northern Virginia

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Tooth Extractions Alexandria VA

Tooth Extractions Alexandria VA Tooth extractions in Alexandria VA are safe procedure that involves pulling out of the tooth. However, tooth pulling is normally done only when it is necessary. Usually, the dentist carries out assessment to evaluate the intense of the dental problem and explores other restorative measures before settling for extraction procedure. In…
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Tooth Pain Arlington VA

Cosmo Smiles Dental Arlington VA, gives you access to skilled dentists with vast experience in handling toothaches due to different causes. The pain experienced in the tooth can come inform of sensitivity, constantly throbbing severe pain in a particular part of the mouth or dull aches. Toothaches may be associated with throbbing headaches and can…
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Dental Bridges Arlington VA

Dental bridges Arlington VA, are among the restorative and cosmetic dental procedures performed by professional dentists. A dental bridge is applied between two crowns to fill the gap left by the missing teeth. Application of a dental bridge is a restorative solution that can last for up to fifteen years with proper oral hygiene and…
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Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington VA

Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington VA Cosmetic dentistry in Arlington VA, seeks to restore attractive smiles and social confidence in an individual. Though cosmetic dental procedures have restorative and preventive properties, they are basically done to enhance appearance of an individual. Remember that the personality of an individual is revealed first and foremost by the smile…
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