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What Guidelines Will Help Children Remain Cavity-Free?

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Dental health begins in childhood, even before the permanent teeth have appeared. Children will be using these baby teeth for years before the adult teeth are ready to take their place and caring for them now as a habit lets your child avoid cavities.

All teeth are subject to plaque, a bacterium that grows on the teeth is fed by food especially sugary snacks. This plaque sticks to the teeth and creates an acid that breaks down the enamel. This is what causes cavities to form. The plaque can also harden into tartar, making it more difficult to keep teeth clean.

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Bad Breath Causes

 

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Everyone has suffered from bad breath at some point during their lifetime. For some people, it is an occasional problem that occurs now and then; for others, however, the repercussions from having regular incidents of bad breath can negatively impact their lives in a substantial way.

Bad breath, often referred to by medical professionals as halitosis, has a multitude of possible causes. Many incidents of halitosis arise thanks to poor hygiene practices. If you skip brushing your teeth for a day or two, you may see individuals giving you more space than usual during a conversation! For many people, however, the underlying cause of their bad breath is a much deeper problem. If you suffer from bad breath and you are wondering what are the causes of bad breath, take a look at the list below.

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.2: “Not Picking the Right Bristles“

tooth brush bristlesNot Picking the Right Bristles

A surprising number of people don’t know that the type of toothbrush bristles they brush with can have an impact on their oral health. When their old toothbrush wears out, they simply toss it, go to the store, and grab another that doesn’t cost too much. But ask any orthodontist, and they’ll say the type of toothbrush bristle matters.

Modern toothbrush bristles are made out of nylon. An orthodontist would recommend toothbrushes with soft bristles. Some people balk at this because they believe that toothbrushes with medium or firm bristles do a better job of getting rid of debris between the teeth. Though this may seem true, the trade-off is that firm bristles can hurt a person’s gums and the other soft tissue of the mouth.

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Do I Need Braces?

Do I Need Braces?

Whether you’ve seen people wearing braces at the store or in movies, you’ve often wondered why you don’t have them. Perhaps you are thinking about whether or not your kids need to get these pieces of metal on their teeth. Only an orthodontist can fully answer that question. However, some signs exist that may point to your necessity for these devices.

1. All of your adult teeth are in.

If you are considering this reason, then you are probably looking into braces for your children. In general, kids cannot get these devices before their adult teeth are in. If they still have their baby teeth, then the orthodontists do not know what their adult teeth will look like. Also, if the adult teeth start to grow in while the braces are on, major problems can exist. Most children cannot get these devices until they have all of their adult teeth. When adult teeth aren’t growing in at all, another reason must be the cause.

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Eat Better, Feel Better

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Boost Your Mood

A well-balanced diet isn’t just going to help you maintain a healthy weight or keep your orthodontist happy. There are actually certain foods that can alter your mood immediately. For those that have been feeling down in the dumps, here are some changes that anyone can make to their diet in order to tap into the mood-boosting power of food.

Balance Protein and Carbs

Balancing one’s blood sugar levels is the single most effective way to alter your mood with food. Lean carbohydrates such as whole wheat pasta and quinoa will allow your body to produce insulin while protein will keep you feeling full longer. Every single person is different, and this is why it is important to test the right balance for your own body.

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