Our teeth can sustain damage from more than just bad dental hygiene habits or too much candy––even some of our healthy habits can actually contribute to enamel damage. In this blog, we explore some myths around oral hygiene and how some of our habits might be doing more harm than good.Read more
At Acadia Dental, we often notice that patients aren’t visiting the dentist regularly enough. This irregularity and infrequency of dental checkups often correlate with increased costs to repair damaged teeth. The best way to maintain your oral health is to regularly visit your dentist. Let us explain why.Read more
What are invisible aligners ?
Invisible aligners such as Invisalign are an alternative to metal braces for anyone who is interested in straightening their smile. They consist of a set of transparent and removable moulds that work to correct the alignment of teeth gradually over time. While they may not replace the effectiveness of metal braces for severely crooked teeth, for minor misalignments they provide a suitable solution with many benefits.
The effect of sugar on your oral health
The human mouth is host to a variety of bacteria, whose populations fluctuate based largely on your diet and oral health care habits. The key to optimal oral health is maintaining a healthy balance of these bacteria. When you expose your teeth and gums to sugary food and drinks, you are essentially feeding the bacteria that contribute to oral health issues such as bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. You’ve probably heard your dentist tell you time and time again that sugar is bad for your oral health, but have you ever wondered what happens when sugar is reduced or removed from the equation? Keep reading to find out the four ways your oral health improves without exposure to sugar.
Very few things are more attractive than a sparkling, white smile. Beautiful teeth can brighten up a face and make someone noticeable from across a room. However, not all of us were born with sparkling, white chompers. This doesn’t mean that everyone can’t have pearly whites. There are a number of ways that a person can improve the colour of their teeth. This can help the person feel attractive and confident wherever they go.
Get Them Bleached
One of the most common techniques that people will use to whiten their teeth is bleach. Although many people are familiar with bleaching their clothes or their carpet, teeth can be bleached as well. However, this is not the same bleach that a person would find in their laundry room. This type of bleach changes the natural colour of the teeth by removing surface and in-depth stains or altering the more yellow dentin layer of the tooth under the enamel layer that on some people can be quite translucent. For a person to get their teeth bleached, it is recommended that they go to a dentist or some form of oral expert.
Use a Whitening Toothpaste or Strips
Another common tool that people will often use is tooth whitening products. These products include tools like whitening toothpaste and whitening strips. Although these may take a little bit longer than bleaching, they are still quite effective. These products are also more affordable than teeth bleaching, making them a better option for people on a budget.
Avoid Food That Can Stain Your Teeth
Good food and drinks are some of life’s greatest pleasures. However, many of our favourite foods and drinks can have a serious effect on the colour of our teeth. Sugary sweets, coffee, and even wine can all turn pearly whites into yellow chompers. This doesn’t mean that people have to cut them out completely; they should just eat and drink them in moderation.
There are a number of ways that a person can get their teeth whitened. A few examples are getting their teeth bleached, using a whitening toothpaste or strips and avoiding food that can stain teeth. However, these are not the only ways that a person can whiten their teeth. Don’t forget to do some research on all of the teeth whitening options that a person can utilize.
For more information about the different ways, you can whiten your teeth, be sure to contact the dental experts at Acadia Dental at the Centre Mall.