How to Maintain Healthy Teeth

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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