Let’s be honest, most people do not floss regularly even though they know they should. Flossing is an integral part of any dental hygiene program. Brushing alone is not able to remove the bacteria and food debris that builds up between and around…
Thanksgiving Thursday will surely have us all going back for seconds…and sometimes more. Besides from the expanding effect of our collective waistlines, the foods we eat on Thanksgiving can have a significant impact on the health of our teeth and gums too.
Foods like fresh cranberry sauce, fibrous vegetables like broccoli or carrots, and of course turkey, are all popular Thanksgiving Day foods that also happen to be beneficial for dental health – and overall health.
Who’d a thunk it…gobbling down gigantic portions of turkey can actually help build strong teeth and healthy gums!?!
With all of this overeating and extended sitting, unending noshing and prolonged pigging out…at least for some of us…we can take comfort in the fact that most of us are probably eating some really good foods for the health of our teeth and gums. Read More
In the age of digital photography, social media and other picture sharing websites, people are under more pressure than ever to look their best. Having a beaming smile with radiant white teeth is now as important as having the latest trendy hairstyle or clothing. Tooth discoloration, however, is not something that can be quickly fixed before a photograph is taken.
Also known as yellowing teeth, tooth discoloration is the process whereby teeth lose their white sheen and turn dark yellow in color. It occurs naturally when the outer shell of dental enamel begins to weaken and turns translucent, showing the darker or more yellow colored dentin underneath. Enamel is the coating that protects our teeth, and it weakens itself naturally over time. For some people, this coating weakens quicker than others and their teeth begin to lose their white glow.
How can this be?
Here, we list the five most common reasons why teeth begin to prematurely turn yellow. Read More
Hockey players are hardcore.
From this side of the glass to those uninitiated with the sport, hockey must sometimes seem like a difficult game to follow where there are very big men chasing each other around armed with blades on their feet and sticks in their hands.
John Tavares is the face of the New York Islanders, their top offensive weapon…and he pulled his own tooth on the bench after taking a puck to the mouth in their recent game against Chicago.
New York Islanders Captain John Tavares is known for his quick feet and quicker stick, and now we can add some more grit to the Isles star’s grist mill building off last year’s playoff appearance.
After taking a 3″ diameter 1″ thick piece of frozen vulcanized rubber off the chops at about 5:28 into the second period, Tavares calmly skated to the bench and manually removed a loose tooth as a result of the puck to the face fracas along the boards.
GIF via CSNChicago.com
BTW – he didn’t miss a shift.
We are proud to report Tavares was indeed wearing a mouthguard at the time.
Let’s Go Islanders!