What are cavities?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Tooth decay, or cavities, occur when specific types of bacteria produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and its underlying layer, the dentin. Cavity causing plaque Many different types of bacteria live in our mouths and build up on the teeth in a sticky film called dental plaque. The foods we eat and liquids we drink, feed these bacteria creating acids that can dissolve the protectiv ..

4 Out of 5 Dentists Agree: What Does It Really Mean?

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
You have heard the ads and read the claims for years: “4 out of 5 dentists” recommend, agree, or would advise their patients the same thing. What does that really mean, though? And what does the fifth dentist have to say? Unsurprisingly, the majority of dentists stand behind a regular and thorough oral hygiene routine for patients of all ages to keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy. ..

Perfect Smile without Loose Wires: Tips for Maintaining Teeth with Braces

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Braces (http://www.abougoushdental.com/general-dentistry-calgary/orthodontist-calgary-braces) are a fantastic option for achieving a perfect smile. Unfortunately, having braces can be far less enjoyable than the results. Your Calgary orthodontist (http://www.abougoushdental.com/general-dentistry-calgary/orthodontist-calgary-braces) will suggest ways to minimize the discomfort you feel ..

Keep Your Teeth White: Avoiding Teeth Stains

Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Everybody wants a bright and white smile to show the world. As we get older, though, our teeth start to show their years of hard work and can start to appear discoloured. It can be disheartening to look in the mirror and feel that your smile is taking away from your looks. There are some ways to prevent further tooth discolouration and also some tried and true methods to remove existing teeth  ..

Fun Tooth Facts

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Your teeth are amazing, and you know it! That is why you brush twice a day (hopefully) and floss. Your teeth will be with you for the rest of your life and help you do everything from eating to talking to smiling. While you know these basic facts, there are a few others you may be unaware of. Interesting Facts About Teeth These facts are fun and may even motivate you and your children to  ..

How to Protect Teeth During Sports

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Most of us know that teeth and gum injuries can occur in accidents, but what about during sports? Contact and non-contact sports alike have their risk for oral injury. From being hit in the face with a baseball to being accidentally elbowed during a football game, you need to take the proper steps to protect those teeth whether it is you playing or your child. Take Precautions before Playing  ..

Why Visit the Dentist Regularly?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
You hear it all the time. You are supposed to see the dentist at a minimum once a year for a cleaning and preferably twice a year for optimum oral health. But then you think, you brush your teeth, you floss after every meal and you do not notice any pain – so you may assume you do not need to visit a dental clinic in Calgary (/) at all. Do You Need to Visit the Dentist? Most people have th ..

Foods that Whiten Teeth Naturally

Friday, October 30, 2015
You are what you eat. From overall health to mental acuity, the foods you consume can do a lot for your body. One thing you may not have realized is that the foods you eat could serve as a natural tooth whitening system. So if you think your teeth are looking a little drab and yellow, try incorporating some of these foods into your diet. What Foods Help Your Teeth Stay White? The following ..

Fluoride Removed from Drinking Water, Am I at Risk?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
In the news recently, you may have heard about how the City of Calgary has decided to remove fluoride from the drinking water. While there are a lot of theories out there about how this will affect your teeth, it is important to note that studies on the matter are currently ongoing. The existing studies regarding fluoride and oral health are outdated; therefore, new research is underway to ans ..

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