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Category Archives: Dental Hygiene

The Benefits of Dental Scaling

It doesn’t matter whether you’re old or young, good dental health should be a priority for all. Daily brushing and flossing, especially after meals, is vital. Another important factor ensuring appropriate oral hygiene is having your teeth professionally cleaned from a dentist. During one of your regular visits to your dentist, they can suggest a dental scaling due to various reasons. One of the main reasons is to remove tartar and plaque build-up that can occur along your gum line, with the help Read more [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Scaling

Scaling is a routinely performed procedure which helps patients suffering from excessive plaque build-up and gum disease. Although a standard teeth cleaning deals with the exterior of your teeth, scaling is a process that goes much deeper. If your dentist has suggested dental scaling along with root planning, it will serve you well to know about the procedure so you can make your preparations accordingly. What is scaling? Scaling is a form of dental cleaning which can easily reach below the gum Read more [...]

How to Take Care of Retainers after Your Braces are Removed

When orthodontic treatment for your misaligned or crooked teeth is completed, wearing retainers is highly recommended after the braces are removed. This is because teeth have a tendency to go back to their previous position even after wearing braces for years. They can take a long time to adjust to their new positions and retainers help maintain them by controlling this natural shifting. However, retainers need care and maintenance too to avoid dental problems. In today’s blog post, we’ll Read more [...]

16 Weird Dental Facts You Didn’t Know

Dentistry is one of the oldest professions. Many interesting and historical facts are associated with dentistry that are known to very few people. Of those, we’ve picked 16 and compiled for your reading. The first recordings of tooth decay were done by the ancient Sumerians. They referred to it as “tooth worms”. Around 2700 BC, ancient Chinese healers used acupuncture to treat tooth pain caused by decay. In the span of a lifetime, the human body can produce around 25,000 quarts Read more [...]

Did You Know That Improper Dental Hygiene Can Lead To Heart Disease?

Even in the good old days, Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa needed to brush their teeth. There was no available mouthwashes and mouth freshners around. Oral cleaning was required to make the teeth strong and functional. Unlike modern society, who like to hit the snooze button twice, cutting down on brushing time and making it up with Listerine; folks who maintain proper dental hygiene routines also have better overall health. Improper dental health has also been linked to an increased Read more [...]