1. Who Should You Trust with Teeth Whitening?

    29th July 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    teeth whiteningTeeth-whitening is the process of bleaching the teeth to make them a few shades lighter. Teeth-whitening is carried out by a dentists or other dental professional.

    Beauty salons offering teeth whitening services without a dental professional are doing it illegally.

    A dentist will use bleaching gel or laser whitening to whiten the teeth, and will make sure your gums are protected from whitening agents. Make sure a qualified dental professional does your teeth whitening to avoid risks – and you’ll love the results.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/teeth-whitening.aspx

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  2. Are You Brushing Your Teeth The Right Way?

    by thecourtyardclinic

    A good number of people rush through brushing their teeth. Instead, they should take at least two minutes both in the morning and in the evening. The CDC reports that one in two Americans has periodontal disease that could be caused by failure to brush properly, triggering inflammation.

    Learn more here

    http://www.today.com/video/today/54708422


  3. What is Teeth Whitening?

    by thecourtyardclinic

    teeth whiteningTeeth-whitening is the process of bleaching the teeth to make them a few shades lighter. Teeth-whitening is carried out by a dentists or other dental professional. Beauty salons offering teeth whitening services without a dental professional are doing it illegally.

    The dentist will use bleaching gel or laser whitening to whiten the teeth – and take care to protect your gums.

    Salon teeth whitening and home kits carry some risk such as it may cause blistering, gum disease, sensitivity, inflammation and risks to your oral health. Teeth-whitening does not work on false teeth such as crowns, fillings, dentures and veneers.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/teeth-whitening.aspx

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  4. Diabetics Need Regular Dental Care

    27th July 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    For people with uncontrolled blood sugar and diabetes, their bodies have a compromised ability to fight off infections and inflammation. This leads to problems such as periodontal disease — gum disease — which triggers inflammation throughout the body.

    This inflammation is a serious health issue as it leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other medical problems.

    If you have diabetes and gum disease (with bleeding gums), make sure you see a dentist right away for treatment. The sooner the better, for your health is at risk.

     

    Read more here

    http://www.holistic-healing-information.com/dental-health-care-in-diabetics.html


  5. Snacking On Fruits Detrimental To Teeth?

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Snacking on fruits could keep the dentists busy since they contribute to plaque building, enamel erosion and tooth decay, a new study suggests. Apples may lead to damage to the gums and the teeth akin to that caused by biscuits and chocolates. Fruit juices are also a cause of dental health problems.

    Brushing more frequently should offset this problem. Also, getting regular dental cleanings is important, to get rid of plaque. Fruit is good for your health, but make sure it doesn’t hurt your teeth!

     

    Read more here

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/824678/snacking-on-fruits-detrimental-to-oral-health/


  6. The Evolution of the Toothbrush

    by thecourtyardclinic

    There has been an evolution of the toothbrush, most notably the variety of bristles and handle designs – and, of course, the electric toothbrush. All this is to help us clean teeth effectively and remove plaque.

    But that’s not all! You’ll also find toothbrushes with timers, LED lights, sounds to help guide brushing for proper oral health.

    And now, toothbrushes have GPS and Bluetooth to help connect to a smartphone or a tablet to effectively guide you through the effective cleaning. The toothbrushes also alert the user to the excessive use of force when brushing.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.dentistrytoday.com/technology-today/item/1109-somebody-s-watching-me


  7. What Age Should My Child Have Orthodontic Braces?

    by thecourtyardclinic

    orthodonticsThere are a lot of misconceptions as to when children may start orthodontic treatment.

    The traditional approach has been that children should wait until they are 12 years old.

    Today, we know that crooked teeth can be a sign that the upper and lower jaw aren’t developing properly, which impacts a child’s facial and airway development. Therefore, many dentists are advising braces for younger children.

     

    Read the full story here

    https://www.verywell.com/what-age-should-my-child-have-orthodontic-braces-3866424

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