Allheart Dental Care Blog

July 15, 2021

How to Fight Off Tartar

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Man with mouthwash

You have probably noticed that when you haven’t brushed in a little while, you begin to develop this sticky, white substance on your teeth. This is known as dental plaque, and it carries bacteria that can damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities over time. With excellent oral hygiene, you can remove this substance and keep your smile healthy. However, when left to harden, plaque turns into tartar. This is rough and porous, and it can lead to receding gums and gum disease. The only way to safely remove tartar is by seeing your dentist for a professional cleaning, but here are some tips to stop it in its tracks.

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July 8, 2021

Can You Reverse Gum Disease?

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Woman with gum disease

Gum disease is not an uncommon issue in the slightest. Approximately half of American Adults over the age of 30 are suffering from periodontal disease at one stage or another. Fortunately, when caught early on, steps can be taken in order to reverse the effects. However, when left to progress, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis and lead to irreversible issues, like gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth loss. Continue reading to learn which steps you should take to turn back the clock on gum disease before it becomes serious.

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June 26, 2021

How Should I Care for My Teeth After Dental Bonding?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 12:48 pm
a dentist using a curing light to ensure a patient’s dental bonding is successful

Minor tooth imperfections can be a nuisance. Small chips, cracks, and even stains can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance and wishing you had a quick fix to mask the problem. Fortunately, with dental bonding, your dentist can easily hide these flaws and get you back to your normal life in no time at all. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic solution and how you can maintain your new smile for longer-lasting results.

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June 14, 2021

What is the Best Way to Care for My Braces?

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a digital image of metal braces and an interdental brush

When wearing metal braces, it’s important that you take the necessary steps and precautions to avoid potential damage to your orthodontic appliances. Using the right dental instruments, avoiding certain foods, and knowing what to do in case of an emergency are essential. This is why you will find three helpful tips that are designed to help you better maintain your metal brackets and wires and ensure successful treatment.  

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May 14, 2021

Flossing vs. Waterpik: Which Works Better?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 8:17 pm
3D illustration of someone flossing with a Waterpik

You already know that brushing your teeth twice a day is essential for keeping your smile healthy. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach the tight spaces between your teeth. Flossing is the only way to clean out food debris and plaque from these areas and prevent them from causing cavities, gum disease, and more. You may be curious whether traditional dental floss or Waterpik water flossers are better at cleaning between your teeth. While neither option is definitively better for every single person, learning more about both of them can help you make the decision that’s best for your unique smile.

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May 2, 2021

Should I Have My Silver Fillings Replaced?

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Metal fillings

Do you still have some metal fillings in your mouth that you got a few years back? They are effective at replacing areas of the tooth that have been damaged by decay, are long-lasting, and they are affordable. However, they do have a few downsides as well. It may be a good idea for you to have them replaced with tooth-colored fillings. Continue reading to learn why your metal fillings should become a thing of the past.

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April 19, 2021

Don’t Let Smoking Damage Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 11:42 pm

Man holding a cigarette and smokingYou know smoking is harmful to your health, but did you know it is also bad for your smile? While you might believe bad breath is the only concern, the effects smoking has on your oral health can be devastating and potentially life-threatening. Here are a few of the most common problems caused by smoking that may make you want to kick the habit.

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April 2, 2021

When Does My Child Need Braces?

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Model of braces used for orthodontics Few people have naturally straight teeth, including children. Genetics, poor oral habits, and other factors can affect the alignment of your child’s teeth. Unfortunately, if they aren’t in their correct positions, aesthetic concerns aren’t the only complication. Misaligned teeth can also influence their oral health, development, and speech. Thankfully, orthodontics can resolve the issues, but when is the best time for a child to get braces? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your child.

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March 19, 2021

Going to the Dentist While Pregnant

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 10:58 pm

Woman who visited dentist while pregnantAwaiting the birth of your child is an exciting time in life. You don’t want to do anything that might harm your unborn child. As a result, you avoid certain things, like shellfish, alcohol, and harsh chemicals. You might also believe you can’t visit your dentist while pregnant; however, this is a common myth. In fact, dental care during your pregnancy is essential to your health as well as your baby’s because some oral health issues can have negative effects on your developing child. Here’s why it’s best to visit your dentist regularly to safeguard your smile.

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March 2, 2021

Tips to Help Your Baby with Teething

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Baby teething tipsNothing is more exciting than waiting for your child’s baby teeth to emerge from their gummy smile. While you anticipate the eruption of their teeth, it can be difficult watching your infant struggle with discomfort. As a parent, you may not know what to do to ease their pain, but there isn’t any reason to worry. Here’s how you can help baby teething symptoms to make your child more comfortable.

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