Cavities, Bacteria, and Fungi
Missing one or two nights of brushing and flossing your teeth may not seem important until you take a closer look under a microscope. A recent study authored by Denis Bourgeois, PhD of the University of Lyon, France, took a closer look at young adults who were caries-free to determine the microorganisms present in a healthy mouth. The findings might surprise you and motivate you to brush and floss your teeth without fail.Even in healthy young people, two bacteria appeared in 100 per cent of subjects – streptococcus and lactobacillus. Enterococcus came in at a close second, appearing in 99 per cent of subjects’ mouths. A fungi species called candida ...
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Don't Believe These Misconceptions about Dental Health!
Myths and outdated information can put your oral health at risk. As your dentist in Chatswood, NSW, Dr Poe Lim prioritises staying on top of the latest developments in dentistry and delivering vital information to you and your family. This type of preventive approach to dentistry helps many people avoid common dental conditions before they start.Myth #1 Rinse Immediately after BrushingFalse. It is better to wait at least 30 minutes before rinsing your teeth to extend the benefits of fluoride toothpaste in avoiding dental decay. Not all toothpaste varieties on the market contain fluoride. If you have a history of dental decay, you might choose a toothpaste with fluoride for ...
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Baby Teeth - Cute for Pictures, Necessary for Development
As dental practitioners, we often hear parents say, “But they are only baby teeth!”We want you to know that when we are protecting and restoring primary (baby) teeth, it is with the intention of protecting your child’s oral health now and in the future.Primary teeth play an important role in children’s oral health and wellness. Here are a few reasons we emphasize keeping them healthy and comfortable:Allow Children to Eat and Chew ProperlyNutrition is important at every life stage and is integral to supporting childhood development. Prematurely missing, painful, or decayed teeth can limit your child’s diet and put their health at risk.Assist in Normal Speech DevelopmentIf you have ever ...
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