How your Dental Health is Tied to Overall Health

You know the steps for keeping your teeth healthy. You need to brush, floss, and make sure you get to your dentist for those checkups and cleanings. While you already know how important your oral health is, you may not realize that your dental health is tied to your overall health, too.

Dental Health and Overall Health

What’s the main connection between your dental health and your overall health? Oral bacteria. Your mouth is full of bacteria, which is normal, and routine oral hygiene practices and your body’s immune system works to control bacteria growth in the mouth. However, lack of good oral hygiene can allow that oral bacteria to multiply until the overgrowth is resulting in tooth decay, gum disease, and other types of oral infections. Unfortunately, that oral bacteria and the inflammation that can come along with gum disease is...
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Dangers of Sugar for Your Teeth

You’ve probably always heard that sugar can be bad for your teeth. But why? Is it the sugar you eat doing damage to your teeth? Actually, it’s the chain of events that occurs after eating sugar that’s problematic for your teeth. Here’s a closer look at the dangers of sugar for your teeth and a few actions you can take to reduce the effects of sugar when you do eat it.

Sugar and Tooth Decay

Tooth decay takes place when acids in the mouth begin attacking the dentine and enamel of the teeth, resulting in cavities. This acid is made by bacteria in the mouth found in plaque, which is a thin, sticky film that coats teeth. What happens when you add sugar? When you eat sugar, the bacteria feed on the sugars, resulting in the production of more acid. The acid then begins dissolving the...
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Am I a Candidate for Veneers

Changing the outward appearance of your teeth won't impact your overall physical health, but it will improve your emotional and mental health. An improved smile can instantly boost your self-esteem, make you feel more confident, and give you pride in your overall appearance. Unfortunately, many people delay improving their smile because they are worried about cost. Luckily, there may be a cosmetic dentistry treatment option that can allow you to affordably improve your smile. Veneers are an affordable cosmetic treatment option that can help quickly and effortlessly improve your smile. However, they may not be an option for everyone. If you are thinking about getting veneers to improve your smile, this comprehensive guide will walk you through what they are, how they improve your smile, and who might be a good candidate for them.

What are Veneers?

Think of veneers as a...
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