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You know that you need to take care of your teeth and protect them from the development of plaque and cavities. But did you know that our teeth have their own natural protection? Tooth enamel is a type of tissue that coats the exposed parts of a tooth and it is one of the toughest substances in a person’s body. The strength of the tooth enamel comes from the many minerals that it contains.
Tooth enamel is also semi-translucent, meaning the coloration of tooth comes from the dentin which is underneath the enamel. It coats the top crown of the tooth and serves as the primary defense of our teeth against bacteria.
However, tooth enamel is not exactly indestructible. The types of food we eat can affect the strength of our enamel. Tooth cavities dissolve and destroy enamel by stripping the minerals that make it strong. One of the primary causes of tooth cavities is the consumption of sugary foods and acids. Sugars feed bacteria, and as bacteria work hard to propagate, they release acids, thus destroying enamel.
Because of the importance of tooth enamel in the protection of teeth, you need to take steps to protect it as well. Fluoride is one of the best ways to do that. Fluoride helps restore the lost minerals of the enamel and reinforces it. There are many natural sources for fluoride and a good example would be water. By regularly drinking and swishing water in your mouth, you can help wash away food debris and bacteria.
Once tooth enamel is destroyed, that leaves our teeth exposed and vulnerable. Having said that, most toothpastes today have been formulated with fluoride. So remember to brush your teeth daily because that can greatly help maintain the enamel of your teeth.
If you’re not sure how strong your enamel is, or if you would like to learn more about how your dentist can help protect your tooth enamel, contact Greenline Dental Centre.
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.
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.
Please call or email us if you require an appointment.