Tooth Loss & Smoking

All of us are aware about the consequences of smoking. Apart from affecting your oral health, this habit also effects everything else. The majority of smokers know that smoking is bad for the teeth. If you are one of them, you should learn by now that quitting this habit can both save your general health…

Smoking: A Danger To Healthy Gums

You’ve probably seen the warning on cigarette packages: “Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health.” What smoking-related diseases come to mind? Lung cancer, probably. Emphysema, maybe. But did you know that half of periodontal (gum) disease in smokers is caused by smoking? Chronic (long-term) gum disease can lead to the loss of your teeth….

Smoking and oral health

How can smoking affect my oral health? Most people are now aware that smoking is bad for their health. It can cause many different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases. However, many people don’t realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums and teeth.Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease,…

Smoking and Dental Health (1)

Everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer. It’s closely linked to cardio-pulmonary problems and can cause coughing fits and worsen asthma symptoms. And it’s common knowledge smoking can lead to emphysema and other chronic lung problems. Most people who use tobacco are aware of these risks. There’s another side effect of smoking that doesn’t get as…

Smoking and Teeth

We all have habits; some habits are good, however others are not so good and can even affect our health. If we grew up between 1960 – 1970 it was common to see and hear in tv the importance of smoking. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in the 1960 – 1970 the average…

How smoking affects your oral health? Caring for your Teeth and Gums

In addition to several other chronic diseases, tobacco use is a primary cause of many oral diseases and adverse oral conditions. For example, tobacco is a risk factor for oral cancer and periodontal disease. It can also cause stained yellow or brown teeth, bad breath, and loss of teeth. Smoking is thought to alter bacteria…

Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

WILD blueberry extract could prevent the formation of dental plaque and possibly replace mouthwash as an antibiotic-free means to fight gum disease, according to a new study. The research team demonstrated that the extract, whose key ingredient is polyphenol, fights foodborne pathogens in addition to a species of bacteria most commonly associated with periodontitis. In…

Brushing

Brushing prevents plaque from forming & disrupts any plaque that has already started to form and mature.

What is Dental Calculus?

Dental calculus, both supra- and subgingival occurs in the majority of adults worldwide. Dental calculus is calcified dental plaque, composed primarily of calcium phosphate mineral salts deposited between and within remnants of formerly viable microorganisms. A viable dental plaque covers mineralized calculus deposits. Levels of calculus and location of formation are population specific and are…

Home Remedies To Remove Tartar And Plaque Build Up On Teeth

When bacteria-filled material settles on your teeth, either due to improper flossing or inadequate brushing, the result is plaque. If the plaque is left ignored, then calculus or tartar forms, which is essentially solidified plaque. Once there is tartar buildup on your teeth, it becomes very difficult to get rid of and could lead to…

What is Tartar? 6 Tips to Control Buildup

You know it’s important to brush and floss your teeth to prevent tartar buildup. But do you know why? What is tartar? How does it get on your teeth? And what can happen if it does? Get the facts straight ahead. What Is Tartar? Even if you take great care of your teeth at home,…

What is plaque?

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing. When you eat, the bacteria in plaque use the sugars in your food to produce acids that eat…