Archive: October 24, 2013

Bad Breath: The Causes and How you Can Solve the Problem

Bad Breath: The Causes and How you Can Solve the Problem A smile with straight, white teeth is always attractive, but even the most beautiful smile becomes a turn off when bad breath is involved. Bad breath, which is medically referred to as halitosis, is a very embarrassing condition that affects millions each year. Dealing with bad breath is truly frustrating and can lead to embarrassment. Simply brushing your teeth, despite popular belief, is not enough to rid yourself of bad breath. What are the Causes of Bad Breath?  Bad breath is triggered by odor-producing bacteria. People who don’t brush or floss their teeth on a regular basis accumulate more bacteria that makes them prone to halitosis. To avoid this problem, you need to be strict with your dental hygiene. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing after meals and using mouthwash will ensure maximum dental health. However, lack of dental hygiene isn’t the only cause of bad breath. Ingesting foods with foul odor like onions, garlic and pickles can also cause your breath to stink. In order to avoid bad breath, it’s best to avoid foods that have pungent oils that can trigger foul odor. 

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Alternatives to Passing out Halloween Candy – Roseville Dentist

Alternatives to Halloween Candy - Roseville Dentist Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, and you may think the reason is obvious. Candy! But this holiday is about much more than tootsie rolls, sweet tarts, chocolate, and candy corn. Nobody wants to be the house on the block that hands out toothbrushes, but there are plenty of alternatives you can pass out to your Roseville neighbors and their little ones to help prevent unnecessary visits to the dentist. Temporary Tattoos Even though they rub on and wash off, temporary tattoos will last much longer than a single piece of candy. Children love them, and they're just as cheap to buy at a party store or 99 cents shop. You can get Halloween-themed ghost and goblin designs, and even find ones that glow in the dark. School Supplies and Stationery Think Halloween pencils, erasers, stickers, and stamps. Pumpkin-shaped erasers, shiny bat stickers, or rubber stamps to embellish their coloring books will work. Small items that are fun and in the spirit of the season will be even more enjoyable than sweets. 

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Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene One of the most important keys to living healthy is maintain good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene is not something that comes naturally. It requires plenty of work and diligence. Even if you think you are brushing enough to protect your teeth, you may in fact not be doing enough to protect your teeth and gums in the long run. First, you need to know what you’re up against. One of the most common dental problems is tooth decay also commonly known as cavities. Cavities form due to sugar, starch and bacteria being present in the mouth. This combination produces an acid that can burn right through tooth enamel and produce holes. These holes then become infected with bacteria. Without treatment, this can lead to a lot of pain and the loss of an entire tooth. Second, you need to combat gingivitis. Gingivitis, also referred to as gum disease, occurs when the gums as well as any attached ligaments, bones and nerves become infected or inflamed due to bacteria. Left unchecked, this can lead to more serious periodontitis that can indeed result in tooth loss.

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