Tips for Little Known Dental Issues

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

You brush your teeth morning and night, you even manage to sneak in a good brushing after lunch now and then. You floss your teeth daily and visit your Drake dentist in Charlotte to have your teeth cleaned every six months. Despite the efforts that you and others make to keep your oral health on the up and up, sometimes little things (or big things) get in the way of good oral health.

Plaque Build-Up Plaque is a sticky substance which contains bacteria and sugar. It is usually colorless, but sometimes it can be yellow, brown, or even black in color. Although it is scary to look into your mouth and see brown or black spots growing there, it may not be as desperate as it initially seems. Plaque can come in all different colors. Although you may not like the color of your teeth, the brown or black isn’t any more harmful than colorless plaque. To a void plaque build-up, you should brush after every meal to keep the bacteria from multiplying.

Chipped Teeth Although enamel is the hardest part of the body, sometimes a crack or chip is inevitable. If you find yourself with a chip in one of your teeth, whether big or small, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. Until then, you can rinse your mouth in salt water and take a pain reliever for any pain you may be experiencing from the chip. If there is a jagged edge, put a piece of paraffin wax over it to avoid cutting your tongue or cheek.

Dental Help Although you may not encounter black plaque or a chipped tooth, you want to ensure that you have a good relationship with your Drake dentist in Charlotte. Your dentist and his or her associates are there to assist you with everything from a simple cleaning to the most complex dental emergency. So, keep brushing after every meal, and flossing everyday; don’t forget to get your teeth cleaned every six months, and don’t worry if something uncommon happens to your teeth, your dentist will be there to take care of it and you.

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