What Is The Difference Between Tartar And Plaque?

Posted on: 2 April 2015
Some dental patients may be under the impression that tartar and plaque are the same thing. It's common knowledge that these two substances can build up on the teeth and harm teeth and gums. However, the significant differences between these substances (and how they are removed from the teeth) are not widely understood. The following is an explanation on how tartar and plaque differ: Tartar Tartar is a hard substance that is typically brownish yellow in color.
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If Your Child Is Worried About Braces, It's Time For A Party!

Posted on: 18 March 2015
Even with today's less intrusive designs, getting braces still isn't something most kids look forward to. If you have a son or daughter who will soon be getting braces, why not cheer them up with a pre-braces party? It might sound like a strange idea, but reality TV mom Kate Gosselin has held pre-braces parties for some of her children; it's a great way to help kids get ready for the restrictions of wearing braces.
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How To Prevent Your Sweet Tooth From Ruining Your Smile

Posted on: 27 February 2015
People like sugar.  In fact, the average American consumes around 20 teaspoons of sugar a day.  Do you have a sweet tooth?  Is it trying to tempt the other teeth in your mouth to binge on sugary treats?  Here are a few ways to prevent your sweet tooth from wreaking havoc on your smile. Trick Your Sweet Tooth Bacteria love sugar.  When you eat sugar, the bacteria in the plaque eat it and then turn it into acid.
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2 Ways To Care For Your Mouth After Screw And Plate Implant Surgery

Posted on: 18 February 2015
If you have to get screw and plate implant surgery in order to correct bite problems, then your mouth will take several weeks to recover from the trauma. In order to help your mouth heal properly, follow these steps. Proper Cleaning Techniques First, you need to properly clean your mouth after this type of cosmetic surgery because bacteria can collect in the stitches. When you get screws and plates implanted into your jaw, they will usually be placed up in your cheekbone area through the upper gums.
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