5 Causes Of Bad Breath

5 Causes of Bad Breath

In social situations, whether at work or at play, we can often be self conscious of our appearance, our mannerisms, worried about the impression we are making on others. One such worry may be bad breath. This can have an affect on everything from work interactions to first dates. Bad breath is such a crucial issue that there is a proper medical term for it: Halitosis. Even though it is a seemingly harmless condition, it cannot be overlooked. To deal with bad breath, it’s important to first know its causes. Here are 5 common causes of bad breath: Eating Habits…

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Elder Person Smiling

5 Things You Need to Know About Dentures

Dentures have always been a popular and inexpensive option in cosmetic dentistry. It is an almost foolproof way of bringing the smiles back to people who have lost their teeth due to old age, dental diseases, or unfortunate accidents. Whether you have got partial dentures to fill the gap left by your missing teeth or have invested in a full set of dentures to help you eat, drink, talk, and smile freely, you need to care for them equally well. To improve your oral health and maximize the potential of your dentures, you must be well-informed about your options. Here…

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Teeth With Braces

How to Choose the Right Braces: Traditional Braces vs. Clear Aligners

If you’re considering teeth straightening options and aren’t sure how to decide, we can help! Currently, approximately 4 million people wear braces in America, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. What’s even better is that advancements in cosmetic dentistry have given us more options to choose from. Braces or clear aligners: here’s how to choose the right braces. Before we compare the two, let’s just admit that there’s no clear winner here. The best option is the one that suits you and gives you the desired results. Now, let’s compare the two on the basis of some important factors.…

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Soda Affects Your Teeth

Warning: Soda Affects Your Teeth Negatively

Your teeth are highly sensitive to consumption of soda, and it’s been long known that soda affects your teeth negatively. The acids and sugar content in sodas result in tooth decay. On top of this, the dark-colored soda variety also has the tendency to severely stain your teeth. Let’s look at what we know. Stained or Eroded? Dark-colored sodas contain certain compounds that are detrimental to your oral health. Enamel, the protective outer layer on your tooth absorbs these compounds, discoloring the teeth and making them brown and yellow. One of the ways soda affects your teeth are the severe…

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What Should I Expect When Getting Veneers?

Veneers are a revolutionary treatment in cosmetic dentistry. While being an effective way of hiding dental defects, they’re also considered as an integral part of an aesthetic dental makeover. The treatment involves attaching composite or porcelain covers onto your teeth to give the desired shape, color, and appearance to your teeth. Here are a few things you can expect when getting your veneers: Porcelain vs. Composite Veneers Veneers are customized according to what you’d like, and you can choose from composite or porcelain veneers. Porcelain ones are indirect veneers which are prepared in a lab before gluing them to your…

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7 Ways to Tackle Gum Sensitivity

Do you have swollen, irritated or painful gums? Do your gums bleed or become sore when you brush or floss your teeth? If yes, unfortunately you are suffering from gum sensitivity. Gum sensitivity and soreness is one of the most common, yet ignored dental health problems. Pain from gum sensitivity can range from just few minutes to days and even months. Gum diseases, poor oral hygiene, unhealthy habits and stressful routine are all probable causes of this dental condition and while mild sensitivity is often ignored, severe gum sensitivity calls for serious treatment and lifestyle changes. You can deal with…

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National Smile Month: How to Achieve and Maintain a Radiant Smile

More than 30 years ago, the British Dental Health Foundation started National Smile Month. While we may not be in the UK, that doesn’t mean now isn’t a great time to consider how you can best take care of your smile. If you want to know what you can do to achieve and maintain a radiant smile, here are some tips. Brush and Floss Brushing and flossing are the foundation of good oral health. Plus, they help remove plaque and stains, ensuring your smile is as bright as possible. Make the time to brush at least twice a day (morning…

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Ask Your Rancho Dentist: How To Reduce Your Oral Cancer Risk Rio

Ask Your Rancho Dentist: How to Reduce Your Oral Cancer Risk Rio

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. In recognition of the event, we want to share some helpful tips about how you can reduce your risk of developing a potentially devastating and deadly cancer. Quit Tobacco Smoking and chewing tobacco increase your risk of oral cancer dramatically. In fact, tobacco use accounts for about 60 percent of oral cancers, showing just how risky it can be to your oral health. By quitting, you can decrease your chances of developing the disease, as well as lower your risk for other conditions, including heart disease and lung cancer. It’s also important to note…

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Why Using Your Tax Refund for Dental Care is a Good Health AND Financial Move

If you received (or are receiving) a tax refund this year, it often feels like a surprise influx of cash. Many people are tempted to splurge, buying big ticket items they want but may not actually need. However, you can spend that money wisely by investing in necessary dental treatments. There are health and financial benefits to using your tax refund to visit your Rio Rancho dentist. Here’s what you need to know. The Importance of Good Dental Health Spending money on your oral health is always a smart move. Many conditions cause pain, and that can wear on you…

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National Nutrition Month: How Eating Right Supports Oral Health

Nutrition plays a significant role in oral health. By eating right, you are taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth as a whole. Plus, by eating at the proper times, you can have a positive impact on your oral health too. In recognition of National Nutrition Month, here is some information on how eating right can support your oral health. Sugar Leads to Tooth Decay Any food or beverage that contains sugar promotes tooth decay. That is why many dentists tell patients to avoid candies, sugary sodas, and similar items, as they are essentially designed to hurt the health…

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