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How Do You Properly Use a Tongue Scraper?
Posted on 5/25/2018 by Kirchner Dental
A tongue scraper is one of the tools that people need for good oral health. It is a good idea for people to understand how the tongue scraper helps and how to use a tongue scraper properly. When a tongue scraper is not used properly, it can cause damage to the tongue, the taste buds and to the overall health of the individual. It is not a difficult thing to do, but there are a few steps that people should know. The Steps of Tongue Scraping The best way to describe the right way for tongue scraping is to break it down to the basic steps. It is not hard to learn how to use a tongue scraper. Many will find reasons not to do it. They do not understand why it is an important part of oral health. The tongue contains the majority of the bacteria in the mouth. A tongue scraper can help remove that bacteria and help maintain good oral health. For more information about tongue scrapers, what kind to buy or how to use them, contact our dental professionals. We will tell you everything you need to know....
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Flossing Prevents Double Cavities
Posted on 5/15/2018 by Kirchner Dental
Flossing is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. It is not enough to brush, even if you do it twice a day or more. Flossing prevents double cavities and helps to keep plaque away. What Causes Cavities? Cavities are caused by the acid in plaque. These acids remove minerals from your enamel and weaken the tooth creating a cavity. If left untreated, a cavity can lead to more serious dental problems such as an abscess or infection and the destruction of the pulp - the inside of the tooth. Cavities can get large enough to create a crack that can damage the tooth. Why Do I Need to Floss? Brushing alone cannot get all the food particles left behind after eating and you need to floss, at least once a day if you really want to clean your mouth and keep it healthy. The problem with not flossing is that bacteria turn the sugars and starches we eat into acids that can destroy the enamel that protects our teeth. You must try to get all those pieces of food out from between your teeth, because once the enamel is gone, it cannot be recovered. What Kind of Floss Should I Use? There are many flosses to try and you can see which ones best for you. The most popular is the string type, which comes in waxed and unwaxed variety. You can also find flavored if you prefer for a fresh feel. Water flossers have become more and more popular because they do a much better job than string floss. A water flosser can get to the very back of your teeth and remove more particles than you can ever remove using the string. Ask our hygienist to tell you more about how using a water flossing prevents double cavities....
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Ways of Protecting Teeth as we Age
Posted on 4/25/2018 by Kirchner Dental
Let's face it, we all want to keep our teeth well into our old age. To do this, we must take extra care of our oral hygiene, just like we would any other part of our health. However, with the advances that we now have in the medical field this is possible and we no longer need to look forward to wearing dentures in the future. Instead, we can have our own teeth when we're in our 70s and 80s. How to Avoid Losing Your Teeth in old Age Brushing and flossing your teeth is important. It removes the buildup of food particles which are otherwise known to quickly cause plaque buildup and cavities. You should do this twice daily - once in the morning, then again at night. Some people brush after every meal, especially when eating sugar. This is obviously a food you should avoid though, since it has absolutely no health benefits. Unfortunately, it's become a staple in our diet today though. While you're taking care of your teeth, make sure you also take care of your overall health. Obviously, smoking is bad for you, but it's also bad for your teeth. This is also true for things like hypertension and Diabetes Type II. Getting a physical on a regular basis is just as important as coming into our office on a regular basis. Even if you aren't experiencing any pain and feel that your teeth are doing fine, you still need to see us for a thorough cleaning and checkup. This gives us the opportunity to look at your teeth's health and take X-rays so we can closely monitor your teeth's internal structure. We can then catch any cavities early on, so you really can keep your teeth long into old age. So, make sure you schedule an appointment with our office today....
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All Posts:

How Do You Properly Use a Tongue Scraper?
5/25/2018
Flossing Prevents Double Cavities
5/15/2018
Ways of Protecting Teeth as we Age
4/25/2018
Types Of Grafts You May Need Prior To Getting Dental Implants
4/15/2018
What Is a Dental Cap?
3/27/2018
What Happens When Your Teeth Lack Sufficient Fluoride?
3/17/2018
Do Dentures Change the Health of Your Gums?
2/27/2018
Could Your Mouth Benefit from Crown Lengthening?
2/17/2018
Ways To Celebrate Your Smile This Summer
12/20/2017
5 Causes Of (And 3 Solutions To) Dental Anxiety
12/10/2017
A Deep Cleaning Is Good for Gums video
11/20/2017
10 Ways to Mistreat Your Teeth
11/10/2017
All-On-4 Dental Implants at Kirchner
10/20/2017
A Dentist Who Goes Above And Beyond For Patients
10/10/2017
Barbara A New Lease on Life
9/20/2017
April Is National Facial Protection Month
9/10/2017
ClearCorrect Or Braces Which Works For You?
8/25/2017
Better Training, Advanced Technology
8/20/2017
Candy the Bad and the Not-So-Bad
8/15/2017
Be Alert, Be Safer With Sleep Apnea Treatment
8/10/2017
David K on Why He Loves Kirchner Dental
7/25/2017
Comfort Options For Fearful Patients Whats On The Menu? INFOGRAPHIC
7/15/2017
Am I A Good Candidate For Orthodontic Aligners?
1/20/2017
(All-on-)4 Steps To Implant Dentures
1/10/2017

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