Archive for June, 2019

Tips for Controlling Tartar Buildup

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Flossing helps to prevent tartar buildup. 

Consistently brushing your teeth, flossing your teeth, and using antiseptic mouthwash is the key to proper dental care. This information is common knowledge but do you know about tartar? Even when you have an excellent dental care routine in place, tartar can buildup on your teeth. That’s why you need to see a dental hygienist to clean your teeth.Plaque is the result of bacteria and food residue combining. When plaque hardens, it becomes tartar or calculus. It sits above the gum line and can lead to receding gums and gum disease, which are significant health problems. Keep reading to learn more about what tartar is and tips that can help control tartar buildup.

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How Swimming Affects Your Teeth

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Whether it’s a pool, lake, or ocean, spending too much time swimming actually can affect your dental health.

Some summer activities have a poor reputation with dentists–many of our favorite summer treats and contact sports can hurt dental health. However, you may not think of swimming, many peoples’ favorite summer past-time, as having any effect on your teeth. But whether it’s a pool, lake, or ocean, spending too much time swimming actually can affect your dental health. Here are some ways swimming can affect your teeth.

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