Foods And Drinks That Your Dentist Would Like You To Limit In Your Diet

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Your diet plays a significant role in your oral health. Some foods are more likely to incite decay than others. Here are a few foods and drinks that your dentist may recommend that you limit in your diet. Potato Chips You may be surprised to learn that potato chips can be particularly detrimental to your teeth. Although they do not contain large amounts of table sugar, the potatoes that form the chips are made of starches that are readily converted to sugars in the mouth.…

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Are You A Numbers Person? Use Numbers To Evaluate Your Dental Health

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When you visit your family dentist for your twice-annual cleaning, your hygienist will often give you some feedback about how your teeth and gums look compared to the last time you visited. Hearing that things are better or about the same may be satisfying to some people, but if you consider yourself to be a numbers person, you might want more data. There’s no harm in asking your dental hygienist if she can help you to better understand your dental health with the help of numbers.…

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Break A Crown? What Happens Next

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Crowns, in general, are not supposed to break. Considering that their primary purpose is to protect the teeth that they crown, the crowns should last a reasonable amount of time. However, there are situations where a crown may be broken, either as a major blow to the jaw, when a crown is entirely resin only, or when a patient suffers from bruxism and grinds hard into a resin crown all night, every night.…

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