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What Causes Stained Teeth?

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Alyce
Teeth stains are not just caused by food but they have varying causes, some of which can be easily prevented with proper oral care. Others, however, may be beyond your control. However, at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS, Dr. Kindt and are pretty confident that we can provide you with treatment options that can prevent further tooth discoloration and whiten your teeth. Here is a list of some of the most common factors of tooth stains: Food Darkly-pigmented as well as acidic foods and beverages can develop stains on your teeth or damage your enamel so that stains stick to it. If you want to keep your teeth white and bright for a long time, you should be careful of consuming too much coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and even red and blackberries, which can make your teeth yellow or purple. Tobacco Taking tobacco in any form leads to brown stains on your teeth. We recommend quitting smoking or chewing tobacco and if you cannot do that, limiting these habits so that you can reduce the risk of discolored teeth as well as other oral health issues. [[[H2:Poor Dental Hygiene]] If you do not exercise good oral care, like brushing your teeth twice a day and using floss daily, it can lead to a buildup of stains on your teeth. In addition, poor oral care also leads to plaque accumulation, which can make your teeth look yellow and unattractive. [[[H2:Dental Trauma or Disease]] Trauma or disease that affects the enamel development can cause discoloration of teeth. About one in 140,000 people in the United States suffer from congenital enamel hypoplasia, which is an inherited enamel defect. In addition, cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can also cause discoloration of your teeth. [[[H2:Medication]] There are also certain classes of prescription drugs that can stain your teeth. These include blood pressure medicine, antihistamines and antipsychotics. If you have tooth stains, Dr. Kindt and can help you eliminate them or cover them so that you can regain your pearly whites. We will first identify what kind of stain it is and whether it can be removed through simple processes like teeth whitening. If we think the stain will not respond to this treatment, we may recommend other treatments like bonding or veneers. No matter what type of stains you have, it is important that you always practice good oral hygiene and never skip your dental visits with us. To schedule an appointment, call us at (480) 939-5818 today....

Nighttime Tips for Boosting Your Dental Health

Posted on 1/11/2021 by Alyce
Ever since we were young, we've been strictly told by our parents and dentists to brush our teeth before sleeping. When you go to sleep, a lot can happen in your mouth during that time, especially considering bacteria that accumulates on your teeth. This is mainly why there's so much emphasis put on nighttime brushing. However, your dental health isn't just limited to brushing your teeth at night; there are many other things you can do to improve your overall dental health. Take a look at some key nighttime tips to boost your oral hygiene. Use the Correct Brushing Technique Dentists always advise people to follow the proper brushing technique, which is brushing in back and forth in short strokes very gently. You first need to brush the outer surface of your teeth, then the inner surface, and lastly the chewing surfaces. When cleaning the back of your front teeth, stroke the tip of the brush up and down on the teeth with a gentle hand. Rinse with Mouthwash Contrary to popular belief, the purpose of mouthwash isn't just for fresh breath, but there are many kinds of therapeutic mouth rinses that help treat oral health conditions. Before going to bed at night, make sure to rinse your mouth with a therapeutic mouthwash to protect your gums as well as the teeth from cavities and plaque. If you are unsure about which mouthwash to get, you can consult your dentist and ask for recommendations. Floss Your Teeth Flossing is as essential as brushing your teeth before going to bed because it helps remove plaque buildup and food particles stuck in your teeth. If the debris stays accumulated in your teeth throughout the night, the bacteria in your mouth will keep feeding off it, leading to several oral health issues. So, make sure to floss at night to improve your dental health. If you need any help or information on good dental health practices, reach out to us at (480) 939-5818 to book your appointment for a consultation....

Can You Ignore Dental Gaps?

Posted on 12/21/2020 by Alyce
Generally speaking, ignoring an oral health issue is an ill-advised strategy. This is true for dental gaps as well. The best-case scenario is that a dental gap will cause mild embarrassment and pain for the patient. However, there are instances where a dental gap is a symptom of a more serious problem. Patients with dental gaps should contact our office at their earliest convenience to schedule a dental exam. Causes of Dental Gaps The most common cause of a dental gap is a missing tooth. Gaps left by missing teeth should be fixed immediately to prevent damage to the remaining teeth as well as sagging on the face. Gum disease is a serious issue that can cost a patient all of their teeth if not treated, so the patient should head to the dentist immediately to get their gum disease controlled. The rest of the causes can be associated with pain and discomfort and should be treated eventually if for no other reasons than to alleviate pain and restore confidence in the patient's smile. Undersized teeth can create gaps when their neighboring teeth are standard-sized or undersized. Mismatched jawbone sizes can cause dental gaps as well as bite issues. Sucking on foreign objects like a thumb can also cause dental gaps. Methods of Fixing Dental Gaps Retainers are a common means of fixing dental gaps. Their ability to be removed makes tasks such as oral cleaning and eating easier. Dental bonding involves adding resin to the damaged tooth, reducing the gap by changing the size of the tooth. Veneers are caps placed over the teeth; they're often used for cosmetic purposes, but they solve dental gap problems well. Braces are a traditional means of fixing tooth alignment issues, though some patients will opt for lingual braces or invisible aligners as alternatives. If you have dental gaps, call our office for a dental exam. We will examine your teeth and recommend the best course of action....

All Posts:
What Causes Stained Teeth?
Nighttime Tips for Boosting Your Dental Health
Can You Ignore Dental Gaps?
Always Ask Questions When You Come to See Us for a Visit
Postpartum Dental Appointments Are Incredibly Important
How Allergies Can Impact Your Oral Health
Why Does My Tongue Have Strange Patches On It?
Even a Single Original Tooth Makes Dentures More Stable
Why Does Biting Down Suddenly Hurt?
Does the Shape of Your Toothbrush Head Matter?
Factors That Determine if You Can Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
What is Oral Leukoplakia and Do I Need to Worry About It?
Are Mouthwash Strips Good for Your Teeth and Gums?
How Your Dental Health Affects the Rest of Your Body
What to Do if You Develop Aggressive Periodontitis
How Can You Tell if Your Tooth Has a Cavity?
Why Whitening Trays at Our Office Are More Effective Than Any Drug Store Options
How an Untreated Thyroid Issue Could Affect Your Oral Health
Filling Procedures Are More Advanced Than Ever
What You Need to Have in Your Emergency Dental Kit
Did You Realize an Extraction is Traumatic?
Dangers of Not Brushing After Breakfast
Specialty Bottled Water Vs Tap Water: Which is Better
Snacks That Can Increase Your Oral Health
Poor Oral Health Can Make You Constantly Fatigued
How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health
The Best Flossing Techniques Make Flossing Not Painful
1:Sharing a Toothbrush is Never a Good Idea
Why Talk to Us if You Have Allergies
What Options We Can We Offer for Sensitive Teeth
Could a Fun Toothpaste Flavor Spice Up Your Brushing Routine?
How Can One Side of Your Jaw Hurt but Not the Other?
Dangers You Need to Know About Toothpicks
How a Cleaning in Our Dental Office Differs from Yours At Home
Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
Can You Brush Too Often?
Best Options for Handling a Fear of the Dental Chair
Is Brushing Your Teeth for Too Long a Real Problem?
How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
Eggs Can Give You Better Oral Health
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
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