Need a quick fix for bad breath when you can't brush your teeth? Try pressing a slice of fresh cucumber to the roof of your mouth for a few minutes. It won't be a long-term solution, but it works in a pinch!
Sedation dentistry leaves patients with little to no memory of their time in the dentist’s chair. This option is great for patients who suffer from dental phobia before their appointments. Take a look at this Chaska dental anxiety infographic for more facts.
Did you know obstructive sleep apnea increases your risk of death by 46%? Sleep apnea can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, irritability, day time sleepiness and headaches. Dentaltown - Patient Education Ideas
Have you ever heard of Bruxism? Bruxism is the involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, or catch yourself clenching your teeth during the day, talk to your dentist about ways that you can protect your teeth.
1. Healthy Tooth: Enamel is the hard outer crystal-like layer. Dentin is the softer layer beneath the enamel. The pulp chamber contains nerves and blood vessels. It is considered the living part of the tooth.
Sleep dentistry makes any anesthetics used even more effective, ensuring that patients do not feel anything during dental treatments. See some of the other benefits of sleep dentistry by clicking over to this Tigard dental emergency infographic.
Sure, reducing your sugar intake helps reduce your risk of cavities, but did you know that it's not the sugar itself that's causing decay? Sugar (including other kinds of carbs!) promotes bacterial growth, and those bacteria release acid that harms your teeth.
The sugar and acid in food and drinks naturally weakens the enamel on teeth. If you brush right after eating you can brush away tiny particles of enamel. It is best to wait at least an hour after eating to brush, so that you don't brush away enamel.
Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal or occasionally during the day can help clean your teeth and stimulate saliva. Saliva keeps our teeth healthy and decay-free, so if you're suffering from dry mouth, try a little sugar-free gum!