Archive for December 2011
People sometimes confuse canker sores and cold sores, but they are completely unrelated. Both can be painful, but knowing the differences can help you keep them in check. To learn the difference between canker sores and cold sores, visit us at http://centrumdental.ca/patient-education/oral-health-problems/cankercold-sores.
An estimated sixty-five percent of Americans have bad breath. Over 4 million Canadians have "chronic halitosis," which is persistent bad breath. Ninety percent of all halitosis is of oral, not systemic, origin. Canadians spend more than $100 million a year on over the counter halitosis products, many of which are ineffective because they only mask the problem. For information on how to prevent bad breath, visit us at http://centrumdental.ca/patient-education/oral-health-problems/bad-breath-halitosis.
Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Getting the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner prevents bacteria in the food you eat from turning into harmful, cavity causing acids. For tips on effective brushing techniques, go to http://centrumdental.ca/patient-education/dental-care/brushing.
Everyone knows that sweets are bad for your teeth. But, did you know that the amount of sweet food you eat is not as important as the length of time your teeth are exposed to sweets? Eat sweets at mealtime rather than between meals. The amount of saliva produced at that time will help protect your teeth.
To see the rest of this article go to http://centrumdental.ca/patient-education/dental-care/a-tip-for-the-sweet-tooth.