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Enemy of your oral health

Smokers with multiple oral health problems are presented daily in our practice. Tobacco is one of the main enemies of the health of your mouth, but how does its consumption really affect the well-being of your teeth and the organs that make up the oral cavity? The mouth is the first recipient of tobacco smoke and this smoke affects all the organs that compose it: the teeth, the tongue, the gums, the mucous membranes … The complications derived from tobacco use have a double facet, on the one hand the aesthetic and on the other the one that has to do directly with oral health. The most obvious aesthetic problem is the staining of the teeth. The material that makes up the teeth begins to gradually stain due to the action of nicotine and tar that dissolve in the saliva and go through the enamel, even reaching the dentine. The…

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External tooth whitening

The external tooth whitening is now one of the aesthetic resources simpler and conservatives. Although it is called external, what you are trying to bleach is dentin. The crown of the tooth in its structure is formed by enamel (outermost part), dentin (intermediate layer) and dental pulp (internal structure). The enamel has no color, it is translucent like glass. The dentin is what really gives us tooth color. ARE THE TEETH WHITE? We must know that the internal intrinsic color of the dentin is determined genetically, it is therefore an innate characteristic of each of us, as is the color of our skin. They can have an infinite variety of color range within the target (orange-yellow, gray-greenish, gray-pink or reddish-brown) and within each of these groups, different gradations of intensity. The professional will have to determine that base color, since it is not modified by any whitening, what can be…

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Food for healthy teeth and gums

The health of our teeth and gums depends on our diet. In addition to calcium and vitamin D, other minerals and vitamins play an essential role for teeth and gums: phosphorus, fluoride, vitamin A, B and C. These nutrients are indispensable in the diet of all ages to get a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile Food is a determining factor in our general health. Logically, it also influences the state of our oral health. There are nutrients whose participation in the formation and health of the teeth and gums is fundamental; among them are calcium, phosphorus, fluorine, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamins of group B. Milk and milk products are a group of foods that are an excellent source of most of these elements: calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, D, and B. Nutrients for healthy teeth and gums Calcium   It is an essential element in the formation of…

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Food friends and enemies of their teeth

If it is true that we are what we eat, then it is especially true for our teeth and gums. When you drink beverages with sugar and eat starchy foods, not only do you feed: you also feed the plaque that can cause problems in your mouth. And while some foods can cause tooth decay, others can help fight plaque buildup and have healthy teeth and gums. The “friends” who fight cavities Fruits and vegetables rich in fiber: foods that contain fiber stimulate the flow of saliva, which is a natural defense against cavities. Saliva not only removes food particles and cleanses your mouth, but also, approximately 20 minutes after eating something, saliva begins to neutralize the acids that attack your teeth. Opt for fresh fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots and celery. Cheese, milk, natural yogurt and other dairy products: calcium, phosphates and vitamin D from cheese, milk and…

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Four interesting facts about teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a professional procedure that uses technologies at the level of intrinsic or extrinsic stains that serves to improve the appearance of the teeth. This aesthetic treatment can be taken both in the clinic and in the home, as long as it has been approved by your primary dentist. Stains Intrinsic stains are fostered below the enamel. It is usually produced by the consumption of medications. The extrinsic ones are those that are performed on the outside of the denture. The foods that generate it are those that have preservatives. Feeding habits The foods with very high positive and negative charges, deteriorate the enamel of the teeth, being difficult to eliminate completely with traditional washing. Products that have neutral pH are ideal to prevent staining. Meats, fruits and vegetables are some examples, however if they have suffered any chemical alteration it is preferable to avoid their consumption. Periodicity…

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Dental pyorrhea causes, symptoms and treatment

The gum is a mucosa that covers the bone that surrounds the teeth. Without any alteration, the gum is a pale reddish color and its main function is the protection of the teeth, also helping to hold them. In many occasions, we present alterations in this important tissue that leads to multiple consequences, we can find from a remarkable change of tissue coloration, which can give us indications that something is happening, up to dental changes, affecting from the aesthetic to the principal functions. What is dental pyorrhea and what are its symptoms The chronic periodontitis or also called pyorrhea is a common pathology oral infectious type level produced by the presence of bacterial colonies located on the gums. It is a disease that leads to the destruction of the dental support bone and, therefore, to the loss of the main functions of this tissue. Symptoms of pyorrhea Among the…

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The importance of going to the dentist

Dentistry has made huge leaps in technology and treatments. Beyond the distorted image that an infant can have on a dentist, we can say that today most dental procedures do not cause any pain, so the frightening image that some people cause to go to the dentist (and that In fact has been an issue in several horror films) is disappearing. Now the real challenge is not fear, but the importance of awareness among people about why they should go to a dental clinic at least every half year. The go to a dental clinic for an evaluation at least every six months is not something recommended for children or elderly people. It is important that a professional dentist evaluate the health of the teeth, regardless of the age you have, because they are already 5 years or 65, it is not less serious to have a condition in teeth…

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The importance of going to the dentist

The brush should be changed approximately every three months (or when it is deteriorated), since only in good condition will it be able to fulfill its function. Tips for the first visit Surely you too are afraid to go to the dentist, it is an unpleasant situation for most people. But the important thing is not to transfer our fears to the boys. You have to explain to them that the dentist just wants to take care of the health of your mouth and that there is no problem. You should make sure the dentist likes the boys. Once you leave the consultation you can go together to choose a fun toothbrush and a toothpaste to start that same day with cleaning. Children It is recommended that children go to the dentist for the first time when the first teeth (temporary dentition) begin to appear. This control should increase when…

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The first visit to the dentist

Her first tooth came out and it was time to start worrying about the health of her mouth. How to take it to the dentist without being afraid?  Star presents the information necessary to properly care for your baby’s mouth and gives you a number of tips for that first visit. The first visit to the dentist The first visit to the dentist should be pleasurable. Its better when you have no problem, like control, and not when you have something serious. Because if the boy has a bad memory of the first time and can lead to develop a fear. It can be like a game. The dentist explains to the boy how the instruments work. You can also do a clinical and radiographic examination, which does not hurt. Or but a cleaning of the surfaces and a treatment of fluorine. The first visits to the dentist are a…

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Taking care of your teeth

Dentists say that the most important part of denture care takes place in the home. Brushing your teeth and flossing, along with going to the dentist on a regular basis, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you are like most people, you should not want to think about going to the dentist and especially see the drill used to heal your teeth, so it is not better to prevent cavities before they appear? Removing dental plaque To prevent cavities, you need to remove plaque, the clear layer of bacteria that lines the teeth. The best way to do this is by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Brushing your teeth also stimulates the gums, which helps keep them healthy by preventing diseases. Brushing your teeth and flossing are the most important steps you can take to keep your teeth and…