ceramic dental implants

Throughout your life, you’ve been taught the importance of good oral hygiene habits, from brushing and flossing to regular cleanings with your dentist. It is likely that you were told that you needed to maintain such practices in order to avoid the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. But what are those two…

The oral cavity is the “gateway” to the body, a place where both healthy nutrients, as well as malicious bacteria, may enter.  In this light, it is easy to see why oral hygiene is so important.  Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is vital in eating well as they facilitate the consumption of healthy all-natural foods. …

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…

Mercury-Free Dentistry

There is no longer any doubt that excessive mercury exposure can cause a long list of health problems in children and adults; recent research has even drawn a causal connection between exposure to mercury and autism. Since silver fillings, or dental amalgam, contain approximately 50 percent elemental mercury, we avoid using them at our holistic…

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…

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…

interactive meridian tooth chart

It has long been believed that every body part — organs, tissues, glands, etc. — Lie on a specific acupuncture meridian (energy channels or pathways). Each tooth is related to body parts by way of these meridians. In this way, our teeth are interconnected with the rest of our body. This chart is designed to…

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