Archive: April 30, 2014

Tea: A Healthier Drink for Teeth and Gums

Tea A Healthier Drink for Teeth and Gums

What is a person to drink if they want to protect their teeth and gums, but don’t want to settle on just water? Sugary sodas can give you cavities and damage the enamel on the teeth. Coffee can leave stains that are difficult to scrub clean with just a toothbrush. New research from July/August issue of General Dentistry suggests that the solution may be tea, with green tea being a top choice.

Why Tea? Anti-oxidants in tea have long made it a favorite healthy substitute for the coffee habit. They are known to reduce free radicals and which can produce symptoms of disease and aging. However, new research shows that tea has the same effect on tooth enamel as water, but it’s ultimately tastier to drink. It also contains nutritional components not available in water. Not only will you fill your body with needed anti-oxidants, but you also won’t be creating any new cavities, as long as you don’t load your cup up with sugar. Catechin is one of those anti-oxidant compounds that are also shown to promote better tooth and gum health too. Catechins are within both black and green teas.
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Whiter teeth may lead to better job success

Whiter teeth may lead to better job success

Your performance at work speaks a lot for what you mean to a company and what you can bring to the table. However, no matter how much hard work you put in or how many hours you slave away at the office, there are some physical benefits that naturally may just lead to better job success. One of those physical attributes includes having a white teeth and a smile that lights up an entire room. And while you may not immediately be promoted to the CEO of your company, you may be surprised to see the way people treat you when you have a beautiful smile. Here are some things to consider when it comes to having a great looking smile and why whiter teeth may lead to better job success.

Self Confidence If you are hiding behind a smile that is stained due to coffee, nicotine or just natural causes, this can be damaging on how you feel about yourself. Rather than approaching
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What Is A Deep Cleaning And Why Is It Done?

What Is A Deep Cleaning And Why Is It Done

There is some confusion about the difference between ordinary cleaning and deep cleaning. These processes are also referred to as root planing and scaling. The procedure of extracting dental tartar from the layers of the teeth is called scaling. Root planing is the procedure of smoothening the root surfaces. It also removes any infected tooth structure. The gum pockets around the teeth would have deepened if you have gum disease or gum pocketing. This lets tartar deposits form under the gum line. These two processes seem very similar when I comes to the cleaning process. The dental worker scales away tartar. At the same time, the dentist performs any essential root planing. If there is any unevenness, it can be planed away. The result of this is a silky, smooth surface.

If tartar and plaque are left on the teeth, it supplies the right conditions for bacteria to thrive. The bacteria irritates the gums. This means that the bleed more easily. You may notice that if you are eating or brushing your teeth, sometimes your gums may bleed. This is the early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. Your hygienist or dentist will clean your teeth by polishing and scaling them if you have gingivitis. They may also
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