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Gum disease begins at the gum line and between teeth. Daily flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine to help remove the plaque from these areas where a toothbrush doesn’t completely reach. But to truly reap the benefits, you need to use proper flossing techniques.
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What Does the Dentist Do?
The dentist is a doctor who is specially trained to care for teeth. When you visit for a checkup, your dentist will look at your teeth and gums to check for any problems. The dentist also wants to make sure your teeth are developing properly as … Read More

Taking care of your teeth helps prevent cavities and gum disease.

Brushing and flossing properly can prevent plaque (pronounced: plak), a clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth. After you eat, the bacteria break down sugar on your teeth into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called … Read More

A baby is usually born with no visible teeth in their mouth. However, in a newborn baby, there are 20 fully formed milk teeth or primary teeth lying underneath the gums. These teeth loosen and fall out between the ages of 6 to 10 years to give way to adult … Read More

No matter your profession, a healthy, dazzling smile makes a great first impression. When you’re nervous about bad breath or tooth decay, you may spend your life hiding your smile or feeling self-conscious. Luckily, with a few simple steps, you can give your teeth the care they deserve.

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At what age do children start losing their baby teeth?

A child’s baby teeth (primary teeth) typically begin to loosen and fall out to make room for permanent teeth at about age 6. However, sometimes this can be delayed by as much as a year.

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Changes in the color of your teeth may be subtle and happen gradually. Some yellow color may be inevitable.

Teeth can look more yellow or darken especially as you age. As the outer enamel wears away, the yellowy dentin underneath becomes more visible. Dentin is the second layer of calcified tissue … Read More

Tooth decay and sugar
Sugar is one of the main causes of tooth decay.
To prevent tooth decay, reduce the amount of food and drinks you have that contain free sugars – such as sweets, chocolates, cakes, biscuits, sugary breakfast cereals, jams, honey, fruit smoothies and dried fruit – and limit them to mealtimes.
The sugars found naturally in fruit … Read More

Teeth sensitivity is discomfort that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air. Pain can be sharp, sudden and shoot deep into tooth nerve endings.
What is tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity occurs when the underlying layer of your teeth — the dentin — … Read More

What’s so great about gums?
When it comes to your mouth’s health, it’s not all about how straight your teeth are or how bright your smile is. You can’t forget about your gums! Even if you’re cavity-free and have the pearliest chompers in town, that doesn’t mean you’re immune to gum … Read More