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What should I do if I have bad breath?
Bad breath affects us all from time to time, yet many of us don’t recognize it in ourselves. While certain medical conditions can contribute to halitosis, typically the main cause is due to microorganisms situated on our tongues; specifically those located at the back of them! Thankfully though with proper dental hygiene involving brushing one’s tongue, bad breath can be reduced by up 70%.
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What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?
Porcelain veneers offer a unique solution for those wanting to brighten their smile and restore its beauty. These thin shells of porcelain are custom crafted to fit over the front of your teeth, providing an enduring finish that won’t stain or discolor – perfect if you’re dealing with severe staining, uneven spaces between teeth, chipped edges or misshapen appearances. Veneers can even provide small corrections such as crowding adjustment and size alteration!
What may cause bad breath?
Bad breath can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from what we eat to our oral hygiene habits. Morning time is especially prone as saliva flow drops during sleep and allows bacteria to grow more quickly. Foods such as garlic and onions cause odor-producing compounds that enter the bloodstream and are exhaled through the lungs; poor dental care leads to food particles promoting bacterial growth, while gum disease fosters colonies in inflamed gums; cavities or incorrectly fitted dentures also contribute–as does dry mouth (caused by certain medications). Lastly, tobacco products lead to dehydration which further causes bad breath! Even dieting has its downside: ketones released when fasting produce an unpleasant scent on their own!
Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?
For over a century, amalgam fillings have been the preferred dental treatment for filling cavities. Made from copper, silver and tin blended with elemental mercury, these metal-based restorations are widely used by dentists to treat tooth decay – but this practice has raised some safety concerns in recent years due to potential exposure of vaporized or small particles of mercury. The American Dental Association (ADA) strongly defends their use as safe through multiple studies that failed to show any link between health problems and silver containing Mercury found within them; 76% of practicing dentists continue using Amalgams today based on ADA’s assessment. With an overwhelming majority agreement amongst experts in support thereof it seems clear that at present time the consensus holds true: Silver Fillings are indeed safe!