Blog Posts from Kanata Highlands Dental Facebook Page.
Do you have a sweet tooth, but cringe in pain every time you enjoy a sweet treat? This likely means that the enamel of your teeth is damaged, and is making your teeth sensitive to sweets and other foods. Use a toothpaste designed to protect against teeth sensitivity and dont brush too hard!
Studies suggest that people prefer blue toothbrushes to red ones. What’s your colour?
Flouride is good for your teeth, but for children under the age of 6, if exposure to fluoride is more than what is required to simply prevent dental caries, can cause dental fluorosis.
A lot of parents are unaware that children’s teeth must be brushed as soon as the first tooth shows.
Vitamin C is essential in keeping your gums strong. Lack of Vitamin C causes gum tissue to weaken and loosen teeth. You can take your Vitamin C from everyday.
Drinks that are high in alcohol content, like spirits, dehydrates you and makes the mouth dry. Saliva keeps teeth moist and helps to remove plaque and bacteria from the tooth’s surface. Try to stay hydrated by drinking water while you drink alcohol.
3 Facts about Wisdom Teeth: 1. Not everyone will get wisdom teeth. 2. For most people, its better to have wisdom teeth extracted. 3. Wisdom teeth can mess up your teeth alignment.
In 1850s, chalk was added to toothpaste by several manufacturers. That`s when toothpaste took the cream form from powder form.
Plaque is a soft layer that builds up on your teeth, filled with bacteria. The bacteria can cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing. Call to book an appointment!
Be careful of the popular lemon and baking soda teeth cleaning methods! It is a well known fact that too much acid-packed citrus is bad for your teeth, and baking soda is abrasive. The combination (often used in household cleansers) might be ok for your bathroom enamel, but its a recipe for disaster on your teeth enamel.
Sugar is one of the major causes of tooth decay, so be careful when you eat all those good looking desserts!
25% of adults DO NOT brush twice a day. This increases their risk of developing tooth decay by 33%.
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