- Dry mouth: less saliva to wash away bacteria
- High bacteria levels due to lack of care
- Available sugar for bacteria to digest into
harmful acids Just think, the more sweets you eat, the more you're
feeding the bacteria growing in your mouth, and the more sugar
the bacteria eat the more acid they excrete that breaks down your
- Foods that stick to your teeth, are not easily
removed especially in hard to reach spaces. Thus they may supply
a longer food supply for bacteria.
for beautiful long lasting teeth
If you want to walk
out of your house every morning feeling like you walked out of a
dentist's cleaning, try this...
- Stop eating sweets and stop eating sticky
foods! Eat something good for you!
- Use the Sonicare sonic toothbrush twice a
day to blast plaque with sonic waves and to make sure you brush
for the dentist recommended time period (2 minutes) as signaled
by this amazing toothbrush device. Make sure you use a toothpaste
with triclosan to prevent gingivitis
and fluoride to prevent cavities, plaque,
and tarter build-up (we recommend "Colgate Total".) (Baking soda
- After dinner, before hitting the sac, floss
between all teeth and behind your last molars with "Glide" floss.
This floss is less likely to strip into pieces while severing
your fingers and is more durable so you only need one piece for
your whole mouth.
- Rinse your mouth with a bacteria killing
antiseptic. We use "Tarter Control Listerine" because "it kills
the bacteria that causes bad breath, plaque and gingivitis."
- If you think you're at particular risk
for cavities or are extremely terrified of a dentist's drill,
then use a fluoride rinse right before bed to strengthen your
teeth with a coat of fluoride. Do not rinse it out with water.
We recommend "Act Anticavity Fluoride Rinse."
- Finally visit your dentist for a cleaning
and checkup every 6 months.
It sounds like a long list but if you want to
keep your teeth and avoid root canals, it's only a small 5 minute
daily sacrifice and it feels terrific. So go ahead pamper yourself.
SMACK! I knocked
my tooth out!
To prevent this from occurring
in the first place...
- When biking or skating always wear a helmet.
- During contact sports always wear a mouth
- When driving always use your seatbelt.
Whack! Too late for prevention! Any trauma
should be reported to your dentist. If the tooth is dislodged...
- Remain calm and collected. Getting all pissed
off will waste precious time.
- Do not scrub or clean the tooth.
- Gently rinse the tooth leaving any tissue
on the tooth.
- Place the tooth back in its place and bite
down on a clean cloth.
- If you are unable to return the tooth to
your mouth, place it in a small container of milk.
- You and your tooth must get to the dentist
within 30 minutes. If you do so, your tooth might be saved to
remain normal and healthy.
Sport Mouth Guards:
In addition to keeping your teeth intact, mouth
guards protect against...
- Cerebral hemorrhages
- Jaw fractures
- Neck injuries
- Laceration & bruising of the lips & cheeks
You should wear a mouth guard if you play
a contact sport such as:
- Martial arts sparring or competition
- Boxing/kick boxing
For an effective mouth guard, make sure you
get one that you can mold to your teeth, or if you're real serious
about protecting your teeth, your dentist might provide a more expensive
custom made mouth guard.
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