How to Maintain Healthy Teeth

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Brushing and flossing along with regular dental checkups are the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Discover ways to keep teeth free of pain and healthy with advice from a certified dental assistant in this free video series on dental hygiene.

Series Summary

Dental cavities are a common ailment characterized by small holes or pits in the tooth. They are caused by acid producing bacteria from carbohydrates such as sugar, fructose and glucose. While there are several ways in which a dentist can fix or restore form and function of a tooth with a cavity, prevention is key. Oral hygiene habits can help prevent tooth decay and cavities by not allowing bacteria to settle on the tooth and create damage. Despite this knowledge, over 90 percent of people worldwide will at some point have dental cavities or tooth decay. In this free video series on dental hygiene, learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums with simple advice from a certified dental assistant. Learn about using electric toothbrushes, how to stop clenching and grinding teeth, how to whiten teeth naturally and what causes sensitive teeth. Watch as a dental assistant discusses caring for a toothbrush, foods to whiten teeth, causes of tooth sensitivity during pregnancy and how to make breath smell better. Finally, learn about tooth veneers, implants, deep cleanings and overdentures, and learn how to recognize the symptoms of a cavity and how to know when a child needs braces.

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  • How to Stop Clenching My Teeth

    Teeth clenching can be stopped by having a dentist prescribe either a TENSing treatment or a mouth guard to wear to bed at night. Prevent teeth clenching with the aid… Read More

  • Relieving the Pain of an Abscess Tooth

    Relieving the pain of an abscess tooth can be done by applying a numbing agent on the infected area, taking ibuprofen or rinsing with warm salt water. Discover other means… Read More

  • What Are the Surfaces of the Tooth?

    A tooth contains five different surfaces including the mesial, distal, collusal and buccal surface. Learn from a licensed dental assistant about tooth surface layers, their purpose, and where they are… Read More

  • What Is an Abscessed Tooth?

    An abscessed tooth is the result of a nerve infected by decay. Prevent potential dental problems, like root canals, by visiting the dentist at the first sign of tooth pain.… Read More

  • What Are Teeth Veneers?

    Teeth veneers are similar to crowns but only cover the facial surface of the tooth, not the entire tooth. Discover how getting teeth veneers can enhance the look of a… Read More

  • What Is a Tooth Deep Cleaning?

    A tooth deep cleaning involves getting down below the gum line and is also known as scaling. Scaling is often used to prevent periodontal disease and can be better understood… Read More

  • How to Properly Care for Dentures

    Dentures require the same care that normal teeth do, like regular brushing, along with nightly soakings with denture tablets. Keep dentures looking clean with regular upkeep and maintenance tips from… Read More

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