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Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

What you eat matters While these hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth. Better alternative? Chew sugarless gum that carries the ADA Seal. Ice is for chilling, not chewing You’d be...

Sensitive Teeth

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Under the gum...

Tips On Flossing

Although some have questioned the benefits of cleaning between your teeth, using an interdental cleaner (like floss) is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also said flossing is "an important oral hygiene practice" in an August 2016 statement. The American Dental Association recommends cleaning between your teeth once a day. Cleaning between your teeth may help prevent cavities and...

Dental Anxiety: 3 Ways To Stop Fearing The Dentist

If you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Perhaps you’re scared the visit might hurt or you haven’t been in a while and not sure what the dentist will find. Whatever your reason, the right dental team will make sure your dental and your emotional health are taken care of. The more you delay – or just don’t go – to the dentist, the...

Pregnant? 9 Questions You May Have About Your Dental Health

Do I Need to Change My Daily Habits? If you’re already brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth once a day, keep up the good work! If not, there’s no better time to start, as poor habits during pregnancy have been associated with premature delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Talk to your dentist about your routine and if you should make any...

Natural Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction

Ahh Smile Family Dentistry in Laredo and Zapata, Texas knows that there are plenty of different methods of teeth whitening, and new ones coming up every day! It is important to understand which of them work and which don't. Additionally, some of these methods can be counterproductive and actually do more damage than good. Check out this information provided by MouthHealthy on the truths behind natural teeth whitening: When it comes...

3 Things All Athletes Should Do for Their Teeth

Ahh Smile Family Dentistry in Laredo and Zapata, Texas cares about the dental health of all of our athletes in our families. With a few simple tips and by taking some precautions, our athletes can ensure that their oral health is optimized and safe from any incidents that can lead to tooth loss, cavities, or other undesired effects. Check out this article by MouthHealthy's Dr. Thomas Long, a team dentist for...