You see your dentist regularly for a checkup and cleaning. Maybe you’ve had a cavity filled, or maybe several. That kind of dental work is commonplace. But when your childhood fillings begin to deteriorate, or you bite into that delicious Brazil nut and chip off a bit of your front tooth, a filling won’t solve the problem. Now, you need a dental crown and that’s a whole different game: at least two dental visits, maybe more, and an annoying wait [...]
“You are what you eat” is, essentially, true. And because everything you eat touches your teeth, it’s also essentially true that you should know how what you eat can affect your teeth. Why? Because eating certain foods can leave a sticky film, called plaque, on your teeth. Plaque carries bacteria. Bacteria can lead to cavities. And cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are the most common chronic disease of children and adolescents. Plus, plaque that’s left [...]
Anyone who’s ever been to a dentist, for any reason, has heard the mantra: brush and floss, brush and floss, brush and floss. Brushing your teeth twice a day is effective for cleaning the parts of your teeth that you can see (and others see when you smile). But part of each tooth is below the gumline, and there’s usually little space between teeth. That’s where flossing comes in. Flossing cleans between your teeth and in the space at your [...]
Quickly. Think of three things that are white. For instance, vanilla ice cream, snow, and teeth. Well, two out of three isn’t bad. And maybe it’s a surprise to learn that without some intervention, human teeth are never pure white. In fact, over time, many of the things we do day-in and day-out are not helping us keep our teeth as close to white as they were when they first came in. The culprits in dulling our teeth are simple: [...]
Dentistry has been with us for a long time. Cavities were being filled 6,500 years ago. Braces for straightening teeth were introduced in 1819. But, like almost every other modern convenience, both procedures have evolved over time, even though the reasons for needing them remain unchanged. Read on for the Stiles Dental Care overview of braces vs clear aligners. What Do I Need to Know Before Getting Braces? Almost everyone who visits an orthodontist or who is considering orthodontic treatment [...]
We all know that it’s important to stay hydrated in order to stay healthy. Even to stay alive. Still, wetting your whistle requires making a choice: Coffee or tea? Soda or a sports drink? Red wine or white? You have to drink something, sometime, so while we at Stiles Dental Care will never suggest that you stop drinking, we do suggest that you think about what you drink, how much you drink, and how what you drink affects your oral [...]
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