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Oral Health During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2016

Filed under: Oral Health — Tags: , , , , , , , — mycolleyville @ 3:27 pm

Limit the amount of sugary snacks you eat An excessive amount of sugar is the number one way to wreck your teeth over the coming months. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar, creating acid. This acid can eat away at tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay and cavities. The more your expose your teeth to sugar, the higher the risk that your will face dental problems in the future.

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Transform Your Smile with Dental Implants

November 14, 2016

Filed under: Oral Health — Tags: , , , , — mycolleyville @ 3:53 pm

What exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are metal posts, usually made of titanium, that act as substitute for a tooth’s natural root. Implants are placed into the jawbone, and fuses with the natural bone, becoming a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth. A false tooth is then screwed into the implant. Implants can be used in conjunction with a bridge or denture containing multiple teeth, or it can simply be a replacement for a single tooth. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have implants, and that number is growing by an average of 500 thousand per year. What is involved in the process of getting a dental implant?

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Is Red Wine Good For Your Teeth?

August 15, 2016

Filed under: Oral Health — mycolleyville @ 8:24 am
is red wine good for your teeth?

Research suggests red wine slows down the growth of bacteria in the mouth. Cavities, gum disease and tooth loss are caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. By lessening the growth of harmful bacteria, red wine can actually lower your chances of getting cavities and other harmful mouth ailments. How exactly does red wine kill bacteria? Red wine contains antimicrobial elements that kill hard to penetrate ‘biofilms’. 

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Oral Health: Electric Toothbrush Benefits

June 14, 2014

Filed under: Oral Health — Tags: , , , — mycolleyville @ 8:45 pm

Manual toothbrushing doesn’t remove as much plaque as you might expect. Electric toothbrush benefits are numerous, and when compared to traditional toothbrushing, quite surprising.

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