Teeth Fun Facts

The human teeth function to mechanically break down items of food by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digesting. Below are 8 fun facts about teeth we thought you’d enjoy learning about. Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body. One-quarter of adults in the US have lost all their teeth. Teeth…

Parents should take children to the dentist for check-ups. Dental visits keep little mouths healthy. It is important to know how often your child should visit the dentist. Dental visits keep your child cavity-free. Cleanings will remove bits of food or tartar that builds up on teeth. Tartar can bother the gums and form tooth decay….

Spirochete

At Assure a Smile, we talk a lot about how important it is to keep bacteria from developing in your mouth. Bacteria is an almost inevitable result of the buildup of plaque around your teeth. If that plaque is allowed to remain on your teeth because of poor oral hygiene habits, it can inflame your…

Braces

We may understandably associate braces and orthodontia with tweens and teenagers. After all, it is something of a rite of passage for many young people. But an increasing number of adults are also receiving orthodontic treatment. According to a study from the American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO), the number of adults in the U.S. and Canada…

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Whiter Teeth Every day plaque builds up on your teeth, which eventually leads to the buildup of tartar and discolored teeth. But regular brushing and flossing remove this plaque before it hardens and turns to tarter. This means that brushing properly can keep your smile bright and white! Better Breath Everyone hates halitosis, otherwise known…

Strengthen Tooth Enamel

In the war against tooth decay and cavities, the enamel which covers our teeth is the first line of defense. Enamel is the part of the tooth you can see; a hard, resilient substance that covers the crown of the tooth. Comprised of hydroxyapatite, phosphorous, and calcium, tooth enamel is stronger than bone and protects…

Causes of Cavities and Tooth Decay

As hard and resilient as your teeth are, they are not indestructible. In fact, your teeth are extremely vulnerable to damage and decay, especially if they are not cared for properly. Even with good oral hygiene habits, teeth still can suffer from decay and, ultimately, cavities which require fillings to be repaired to a healthy…

Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are oddly named. Given how common it is to have them removed, they sure don’t seem particularly smart.  While not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted, it has become something of a rite of passage for teens. Ask a classroom of high school seniors who has had their wisdom…

Research Links Obesity with Oral Health

Even for people who take good care of their teeth and gums, flossing can be the weak link in the oral hygiene chain. It can be all too easy after you’ve brushed your teeth to just move on with the rest of your day or head off to sleep. But if you skip flossing either…

The Ultimate Guide to Oral Health

We’ve been lectured about daily brushing and flossing since grade school. Oral health is a key factor in maintaining overall wellness. Long-term good hygiene habits keep pearly white sparkling, bad breath in check, and prevent more painful issues from surfacing in the first place. 5 Healthy Teeth Habits Floss Before Brushing Flossing is important to…

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