Monday, October 31, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Abrasives constitute 8-20% of a typical toothpaste. These insoluble particles are designed to help remove plaque from the teeth. The removal of plaque inhibits the accumulation of tartar (calculus) helping to minimize the risk of gum disease. Representative abrasives include particles of aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3), calcium carbonate (CaCO3), magnesium carbonate(MgCo3), sodium bicarbonate, various calcium hydrogen phosphates, various silicas and zeolites, and hydroxyapatite (Ca5(PO4)3OH).
Abrasives, like the dental polishing agents used in dentists' offices, also cause a small amount of enamel erosion which is termed "polishing" action. Some brands contain powdered white mica, which acts as a mild abrasive, and also adds a cosmetically pleasing glittery shimmer to the paste. The polishing of teeth removes stains from tooth surfaces, but has not been shown to improve dental health over and above the effects of the removal of plaque and calculus.
The abrasive effect of toothpaste is indicated by its RDA value. Toothpastes with RDA values above 250 are potentially damaging to the surfaces of teeth. The American National Standards Institute and American Dental Association considers toothpastes with an RDA below 250 to be safe and effective for a lifetime of use.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. Toothpaste is used to promote oral hygiene: it is an abrasive that aids in removing dental plaque and food from the teeth, assists in suppressing halitosis, and delivers active ingredients (most commonly fluoride) to help prevent tooth decay (dental caries) and gum disease (gingivitis). Owing to differences in composition and fluoride content, not all toothpastes are equally effective in maintaining oral health. The decline of tooth decay during the 20th century has been attributed to the introduction and regular use of fluoride-containing toothpastes worldwide. Large amounts of swallowed toothpaste can be toxic. Common colors for toothpaste include white (sometimes with colored stripes or green tint) and blue.
Toothpastes are generally useful to maintain dental health. Toothpastes containing fluoride are effective at preventing tooth decay. Toothpastes may also help to control and remove plaque build-up, promoting healthy gums. A 2016 systematic review indicated that using toothpaste when brushing the teeth does not necessarily impact the level of plaque removal. However, the active ingredients in toothpastes are able to prevent dental diseases with regular use.
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Saturday, October 22, 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Crowns cover and strengthen broken or decayed teeth. Crowns look natural and give you a healthy smile. When the size of a filling exceeds a certain proportion of the tooth, it must be replaced with a cap also called a crown. Porcelain crowns look very natural and don’t have a dark metal line. They reflect light with a natural healthy glow. Porcelain crowns can make even the ugliest teeth look like a movie star smile!
New CEREC™ Restoration System
We now offer the newest in permanent restoration technology! With the new CEREC™ system, we can do crowns, onlay and inlay restoration procedures in just one office visit saving you both time and money!
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Whiten your teeth to a healthy, younger look. As part of aging, your teeth yellow with time. Now, with the help of Dr. Burton, your teeth can be whitened safely and comfortably, in as little as two weeks. When done by a qualified dentist, this process has proven to be safe to your natural teeth and previous dental care. As you can see, tooth whitening can substantially improve the brightness of your smile. The below photo also includes the use of bonding to even out the teeth and fill gaps and chips.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Monday, October 10, 2022
Replace your old, blackened mercury fillings with the new, safe tooth-colored replacements. These advanced materials make your mouth look and feel natural and unscarred. All your teeth can look shiny and white with these new materials.