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Smiling is one of the best ways to instantly improve our appearance. When we smile, people around us also respond more positively and often times, they also smile back. This is why it is important that we take care of our smiles. Having sparkly white teeth brings about improved self-confidence and gives a perception of good oral hygiene. Teeth stains are a common dental problem. Apart from having a negative impact on our physical appearance, if we don’t take care of our smile, it can also be quite expensive to have it extensively repaired. So here are a few tips for a naturally white smile.
First and foremost, you have to remember that there are certain food items that can actually stain your teeth. Avoid or lessen your consumption of coffee or caramel-colored carbonated drinks. To minimize these liquids’ interaction with your teeth, best to drink using a straw if you cannot go a day without coffee. On the other hand, there are also other food items that help keep your naturally white smile. Eat an apple after your meal. Every time you bite into the fruit, this acts like a natural brush for our teeth. Carrots also work just as well!
Another good tip for a naturally white smile is to gargle with a small cup of water that has some apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. The vitamin C from the lemon juice will rinse away the plaque buildup and the malic acid in the apple cider vinegar will help whiten the teeth. Gargle with this mixture for 30 seconds to a minute and spit out the mixture. Make sure not to gargle for too long as there’s a chance that the acids may start to remove the teeth’s natural protection.
There are many simple and common ways you can naturally whiten your teeth, but if you’re simply not satisfied with the colour of your teeth, contact Greenline Dental Centre for professional whitening kits or in-office whitening.
How many times have you experienced a toothache in the last year? It is very important that you take good care of your oral health to prevent toothaches and other related problems such as gum disease from occurring and recurring. When it comes to your dental care, you cannot burden your dentist with everything about it.
Regular brushing and flossing are two of the things that you must keep doing religiously. Brushing twice a day is simply not enough. You need to brush your teeth properly. Gently, brush your teeth in a circular motion until you have covered all the areas of your teeth. Then, rinse your mouth with water. By simply following this procedure, you can save yourself from all the trouble that gum disease or tooth problems bring with them.
Flossing is also one of the best ways to maintain proper oral health care. Contrary to popular belief, brushing alone cannot take care of all the particles of food left in your mouth and under the gum line. To clean these spaces, you can use dental floss, which reaches the hard-to-clean areas your brush cannot. The nylon filaments of the dental floss make it easier to slide in-between the teeth. Flossing, unlike brushing, should only be done once a day. This is the frequency that dentists usually recommend.
When it comes to oral health care, it is best to know how to take care of your oral hygiene and at the same time how to prevent oral issues from happening. Prevention is indeed better than a cure. It is much cheaper too. If you can quit smoking and eating too much sweets, you can protect your dental health even more. There is a lot that you can do to maintain perfect oral health. As long as you are willing to do it, anything is possible with Greenline Dental Centre.
The human body is an amazing thing. It has many complex functions and parts yet they all work together to properly function. If one part of your body is not healthy or working efficiently, it may also affect other areas. This is also true when it comes to your dental health. There is a direct correlation between the condition of your teeth, gums, tongue, and other parts of your mouth, to other parts of your body. In fact it can alert medical professionals to other issues in the body. There are several obvious links between oral health and general health which goes to show just how important it is for you to be more observant and meticulous when it comes to your dental health.
Since our mouths are home to countless bacteria, they’re also an obvious breeding ground for infection. We normally keep this under control by brushing our teeth, flossing and rinsing with mouth wash. If we don’t take care of our teeth, gums and tongue, we are prone to tooth decay and other complications that can bring about pain, difficulty in eating and general weakness which is obviously going to affect the overall performance of the body. Additionally, one of the few ways germs and viruses enter the body is through the food we eat or through lesions in the mouth.
The link between oral health and general health can also show the initial signs of other diseases. For example, lesions in the mouth can be related to certain HIV infections. If the jaw becomes weak, this can point to osteoporosis. Early teeth loss not related to physical trauma and gum conditions have been related to several different conditions like Diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and many more.
Oral health is something that you have to take seriously. Prevention is the best way to avoid becoming sick and one of the best ways to do that is by regularly brushing, flossing and rinsing your teeth. Finally, you should frequently visit your dentist at Greenline Dental Centre. Our team will work with you when it comes to maintaining your oral health and detecting any signs of related health complications.
Cleaning and taking care of your teeth is easier said than done. There are many among us who do brush their teeth but not often enough or maybe not able to brush all areas of each tooth because of improper brushing techniques. If you want to take better care of your teeth, gums and mouth, here are several things you can do to ensure your teeth stay strong, white, and healthy.
Step one when taking care for your teeth is that you should brush at least twice a day. It is preferable that you brush your teeth after every meal and before going to bed. You should also be thorough when you brush your teeth and you should also brush your tongue. It is important that you brush each and every side you can. You should also make sure to brush the gum line because this is where bacteria and decay can stick. If you are unsure or do not have a proper brushing technique, book a consultation at Greenline Dental Centre and get tips on the proper brush strokes and movement so that you clean your teeth as efficiently as possible.
Flossing is another important step when learning how to care for your teeth. This is very important because it reaches areas that the toothbrush does not. These are the areas in between teeth where in most complications and problems begin to develop. You should also use some mouthwash to get that overall cleansing that brushing and flossing may have missed. Mouthwash is also important because it strengthens the tooth enamel.
A few final tips on how to care for your teeth should include watching your diet. Consuming too much sugary foods will rot your teeth faster than you think. You should also drink plenty of water so that you keep on rinsing your teeth. Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots. These help you keep your teeth healthy as they act as natural tooth brushes when you chew them.
Finally, you should visit the dentist often, or at the very least twice a year. This is to ensure that there are no cavities or other oral health problems that are developing. In case there are any, we can help you fix it as soon as possible.
As we age, many of us may lose a tooth or two to some accident or dental complication. While there is little we can do to save the tooth, there are things available to us that can restore the function and aesthetics of our teeth.
Dentures are sets of false or fake teeth that you place on the space of the missing tooth using dental adhesive. Dentures require a much shorter time span to prepare compared to dental implants and less time in the dentist’s office. Dentures work best for people who have fragile gums or a weak jaw. Modern dentures are comfortable, easy to clean and very hard to distinguish from natural teeth.
Dentures can either be partial or complete sets of false teeth, and help you restore the beauty and function of your teeth, allowing you to speak and chew as naturally as possible.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dentures or if you would like to book a dentures consultation/appointment, please contact Greenline Dental Centre at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you smile again.
Cleaning and taking care of your teeth is easier said than done. There are many who don’t brush their teeth often enough or who aren’t able to brush all areas of each tooth because of improper brushing techniques. If you want to take better care of your teeth, gums and mouth, here are several things you can do to ensure your teeth stay strong, white, and healthy.
Step one when taking care for your teeth is brushing at least twice a day. It is preferable that you brush your teeth after every meal and before going to bed. You should also be thorough when you brush your teeth and you should also brush your tongue. It is important that you brush each and every side you can. You should also make sure to brush the gum line because this is where bacteria and decay can stick. If you are unsure or do not have a proper brushing technique, visit Greenline Dental Centre and get tips on the proper brush strokes and movement so that you clean your teeth as efficiently as possible.
Flossing is another important step when learning how to care for your teeth. This is very important because it reaches areas that the toothbrush does not. These are the areas in between teeth where most complications and problems begin to develop. You should also use some mouthwash to get that overall cleansing that brushing and flossing may have missed. Mouthwash is also important because it strengthens the tooth enamel.
A few final tips on how to care for your teeth include watching your diet. Consuming too much sugary foods will rot your teeth faster than you think. You should also drink plenty of water so that you keep on rinsing your teeth. Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots. These help you keep your teeth healthy as they act as natural toothbrushes when you chew them.
Finally, you should visit your dentist often, or at the very least twice a year. This is to ensure that there are no cavities or other oral health problems that are developing. In case there are any, at least the checkup will alert the dentist and help you fix it as soon as possible.
As a show of support for community and the future of dentistry, our doctors recently sponsored a Conference Room and an Operatory Room at the University of British Columbia.
The Conference Room is intended to foster education and patient-focused learning at UBC while the Operatory room is designed to allow students to explore the latest in dental techniques and technologies in a prestigious learning environment at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry.
The doctors dedicate the Operatory to their hardworking and dedicated staff members at ValleyFair Dental Centre, Maple Place Dental Centre, Greenline Dental Centre, AARK Dental Centre and Lougheed Laser Dental Group:
The doctors value community – and improving the lives of others through healthy smiles and are incredibly proud to support the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry and the next generation of dentists.
Unveiling Conference Room Plaque
For more photos of the event, please visit our official Facebook page.
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If you attended the Music on the Grill concerts, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and enjoyed both good music and good food on the terrace overlooking Lafarge Lake. The team at Greenline Dental Centre, your Coquitlam Centre dentist, certainly enjoyed themselves at Music on the Grill.
Members of our dentist team had the opportunity to enjoy the music of iconic Canadian band The Odds and connect with the Coquitlam community.
Whether you’re in a business meeting or a lunch date, halitosis or bad breath can ruin your whole day and your fabulous first impression. However, with these tips from your dentist at Greenline Dental Centre at Coquitlam Centre , you can quickly fix your bad breath and get back to business – social or professional.
Reach for the Lemon Water
Dry mouth is often the cause of bad breath so keep your mouth moist and hydrated to avoid bad breath altogether. Washing down bacteria with lemon juice and water can help minimize bad breath and get you smiling again.
Chew on This
Sugar-free gum offers almost instant relief from bad breath. If you’re not a fan of chewing, you can opt for breath strips or mints instead. For a completely natural remedy to bad breath, order a dish that’s garnished with ginger, basil, mint or parsley.
Always Be Prepared
Carry a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste in your purse or bag for optimal oral hygiene on the go. Mouthwash or baking soda are also ideal for quick breath fixes and should eliminate bad breath altogether.
A word of caution from your dentist. Bad breath may be caused by poor oral hygiene or oral infections. If your bad breath is persistent and not caused by anything you ordered at lunch, schedule an appointment at Greenline Dental Centre in Coquitlam Centre and we’ll help you keep your breath fresh so that you can focus on the important things, like getting a new client or a second date.
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Preventing cavities is sometimes not an easy task. Do you find yourself prone to getting a lot of dental cavities even though you brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily and visit Greenline Dental Centre at Coquitlam Centre every six months for a regular checkup? The problem may actually be linked to your diet. Here are a few super snacks that can help keep your teeth and gums at their healthiest in the constant struggle of preventing cavities:
Fruits & Veggies:
Apples, celery and cucumbers are all excellent super snacks for your dental health. These super snacks are nutritious and will help keep clean the surfaces of your teeth and massage your gums, improving circulation.
Milk, cheese and calcium help with preventing cavities. These super snacks are rich in calcium and help neutralize acids in the mouth, reducing the incidence of cavities and tooth decay.
Other Great Snacks:
Nuts are excellent super snacks for oral health because they provide calcium and phosphate – elements that help keep dental enamel strong.
Dental professionals recommend avoiding any sugary snacks because sugar feeds the bacteria in the mouth and causes cavities. If you have any questions about which snacks are appropriate and which aren’t, or if you would like to book an appointment at Greenline Dental Centre at Coquitlam Centre to learn more about preventing cavities, please click here.
We want you to know that we are open and observing Covid-19 safety protocols. Patient health and safety is our #1 priority, and we use personal protective equipment for all our staff to serve you in a safe and healthy environment.
If you have missed or had to cancel your dental hygiene appointment or had to delay any treatment plans due to COVID-19, now is a good time to book your next appointment.
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