Bad Breath

Many of the negative and unhealthy consequences of poor oral hygiene habits make themselves known pretty quickly and clearly. Cavities, tooth decay, painful or bleeding gums, and bad breath are just a few of the ways our mouths tell us that we are not doing a good job keeping our teeth and gums in good…

Minerals and Trace Minerals- Your Key to Naturally Strong Teeth and Gums

Most patients are shocked to learn that up to 5% of their body weight is composed of minerals like calcium, phosphorous, and potassium (i). Along with vitamins and other nutrients, minerals are essential in helping us look and feel our absolute best. When we don’t get a healthy amount of minerals each day, it becomes…

Braces

Braces can accomplish amazing things. A crooked smile, misaligned teeth, and other aesthetic and practical problems which exist at the start of orthodontic treatment can all disappear by the time braces are removed. But braces aren’t magic; they are a complex system of tiny wires, rubber bands, and brackets specifically designed to do the hard…

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…

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