Brushing and flossing your teeth isn't hard to do. And doing both properly can help prevent gum disease and tooth loss. Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque and tartar. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth and is mostly comprised of bacteria, mucus, food, and other particles. When plaque is not removed...
Cleaning your teeth every day at home, while important, is only part of a successful routine. Visiting your dentist at least once a year may help ensure a healthy mouth. Your dentist will use professional tools to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria build-up that you are generally unable to efficiently clean yourself.
11.08.16 What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are designed to mask imperfections in your front, or anterior, teeth that are visible when you smile. They are not intended to serve any restorative purpose. Dental veneers made from porcelain are remarkably natural-looking for a few reasons. Porcelain mimics the translucent look of natural enamel, so your new smile will be beautifully white, without appearing unnatural or fake.
11.08.16 How To Choose A Great Dentist
When you're searching for a dentist, the American Dental Association (ADA) offers these suggestions:
- Ask family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers for their recommendations.
- Ask your family doctor or local pharmacist.
- If you're moving, ask your current dentist to make a recommendation.