Does Oral Health Predict Overall Health?
The payoffs of good dental hygiene extend way beyond the mouth. Think cardiovascular health, blood sugar control, inflammation, and more. Warning: reading this article may facilitate flossing, brushing, or rinsing ASAP.
How to floss properly. When you floss, the floss should go in the space between the tooth and the gum of each tooth. In this example, the inside part of the lateral incisor tooth is being flossed. The inside part of the lateral incisor tooth will be next.
Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. The best defense to tooth decay is to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, clean between your teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner, and eating nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks that contain sugar.
What is Calculus and What Dangers Does it Pose To Oral Health? Calculus (also referred to as tartar) is a calcified, hardened form of dental plaque. When plaque and bacteria are left untreated it begins to harden on the teeth, the result is Calculus - that can only be removed by your dental hygienist as it is too thick to remove with a simple tooth brush.