Tooth decay

Tooth decay is the most common condition affecting teeth. It can cause pain, discomfort and affect eating, speaking and sleeping. The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable. Advertisements

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 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…

The Bitter Truth About Root Canals

Root canals have long been a point of concern for many dental experts. The process of a root canal leaves the body vulnerable to many harmful types of bacteria that originate from root canals. These bacteria can harm the nervous system and lead to various autoimmune disorders. These dangers have been known for many years….

The Ugly Truth About your Toothbrush

Do you know what’s lurking on your toothbrush? Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England’s University of Manchester. They’ve found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, and staphylococci (“staph”) bacteria that cause skin infections. But don’t panic. Your mouth wasn’t exactly sterile…

The 5-Step Tooth-Plaque Prevention Plan

Have you ever run your tongue along the front of your teeth and felt a slimy coating? That “fuzzy-toothed” feeling is the buildup of bacteria. It’s called plaque, and if you let it stick around for too long, it can damage your teeth and gums. What can you do to stop plaque in its tracks? We’ve…

[Video]: Avoid gum disease with good oral hygiene

Dental health tips to help you prevent gum disease! Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in the world. It’s caused by bacteria that live in the plaque that builds up on your teeth.