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Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy. If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, this probably indicates signs of poor oral hygiene.   Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and...

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There are many opinions out there about what makes a perfect smile because a smile that is perfect for one person may be completely out of place on another. HEALTH presents an overview on the perfect smile. The rational study of the beauty of a smile is what is called “Aesthetic Dentistry”. The numbers, ratios and proportions obtained from that research help and guide dentists to understand what they consider a beautiful...

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Our mouth is the gate to our body; if it’s clean it helps maintain the rest of the body in good health. Specialist in Prosthodontics Dr. Shaju Philip explains the best ways to keep your mouth in optimal condition.   Brushing Tips Always use a soft bristled tooth brush, with a small head for gentle cleansing. DO NOT brush too hard because this can cause gum bleeding and recession. Brush your gums and...

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Gum disease is a progressive disease which affects the supporting tissues of your teeth. It is a main problem of tooth loss in adults. Mostly you don’t know you have Gum disease. Gum disease is due to colorless and sticky plaque that is continuously forming on our teeth.   Warning signs of gum problem: Gums bleeding Sensitive, red and swollen gums Gums can be pulled away from...

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Your smile depends on simple dental care habits, such as brushing and flossing. But are you using the right techniques? Follow these steps to protect your oral health. Brushing for oral health Oral health begins with clean teeth. Consider these brushing basics from the American Dental Association: Back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the inside and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue. Avoid vigorous...

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When you have sensitive teeth, activities such as brushing, flossing, eating and drinking can cause sharp, temporary pain in your teeth. Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, or a side effect of a dental procedure, such as bleaching.   If you’re...

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Dental erosion is a very common problem among all. Erosion is the loss of dental hard tissue as a result of chemical process not involving bacteria. Therefore, any action taken by the individuals that may lend itself to an acidic oral environment can potentially erode teeth. An important step towards prevention of dental erosion should be the identification of those individuals who are at risk...

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