Gentle Dental of Allentown Blog – Dental Tips
We all want to have a healthy and good-looking smile, but this requires good dental care, both professionally and at home. Since the dentist can’t clean your teeth every day, follow these simple steps for better dental hygiene at home.
No matter how you try to take care of your teeth, you may have some bad dental habits that you’ve hesitated to fix. Use these helpful hints to overcome three common dental care slips.
Teeth whitening procedures give you back your radiant smile after unsightly stains take it away. Before you make an appointment with your dentist, it helps to be familiar with the process, and know what to expect. The following questions and answers may help you understand how the best teeth bleaching options work.
Tooth decay starts with the gradual deterioration of tooth enamel, which is the hard, protective outer layer of your teeth. The main culprit is a sticky film called plaque that forms on your teeth after you eat and drink. Plaque is full of bacteria, and when you consume foods or drinks with starches and sugars, these bacteria produce acids that […]
Braces require additional dental care. When you get braces, you will have to carefully adhere to a diligent routine of brushing and flossing, as well as avoid certain foods to protect your braces. It seems like a big hassle, but the benefits of braces outweigh the nuisance of care. You will be given a great deal of information to keep […]
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and a rapidly growing concern for the younger segments of the population. While genetic factors contribute to gum disease, most cases are the result of poor dental care, including lack of diligence to brushing and flossing, as well as missed dental visits. Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontal […]
Great dental care starts with a toothbrush. For a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, brush at least twice every day. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush that is the right size and shape for your mouth. Choosing an appropriate brush ensures that you can reach all areas of your mouth easily. After three or four […]
Proper oral hygiene is essential for your children’s lifelong dental health. To instill good dental care habits, start them flossing early. You can begin by introducing floss while they still have their baby teeth. You’ll need to provide assistance at first, but by the age of ten, most children can floss without help. Flossing daily is especially important when teeth […]
When you don’t know how to help sensitive teeth feel better, eating hot and cold foods or even routine dental care can be excruciating. Sensitive teeth and gums can be caused by cracked or chipped teeth, tooth decay, worn enamel, exposed roots, irritated nerves, tooth whitening products, and even dental procedures.
The teenage years—full of change, budding independence, and unique attempts at various forms of expression. With all that is going on, basic habits of dental care can get pushed aside, such as flossing or routine visits to an affordable dentist. As a parent, you have to come up with creative ways to keep your teen motivated about sticking to their […]