You should look to see if a product is endorsed by the American Dental Association to give you the confidence that the product is safe and effective.
Bruce S. Smith, DDS
Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Location and Office HoursBruce S Smith DDS
Cypress, TX 77429
- monday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
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- Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
- North Cypress Medical Center
What products are available to help with oral health?
There are many oral care products on the market with proven clinical benefits. They include fluoride toothpastes, toothpastes containing anti-plaque agents and a range of antiseptic rinses. There are also products that might help your oral health but which have little or no evidence to support them such as calcium, magnesium, vitamins C, D, B12, and herbs like curcumin, and probiotics. They are, however, used by millions of people at the recommendation of their dentist.
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What are the symptoms of poor oral health?
American Dental Association answered
Your teeth can last a lifetime but poor hygiene and unhealthy food choices can lead to poor oral health. Symptoms of poor oral health include spots on the teeth, bad breath, loose teeth or fillings, and sensitivity to hot or cold.
You can practice good oral health habits by regularly visiting the dentist, brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth with dental floss daily.
What causes malocclusion?
American Dental Association answeredMalocclusion, or "bad bite," involves teeth that are crowded or crooked. In some cases, the upper and lower jaws may not meet properly and although the teeth may appear straight, the individual may have an uneven bite. Protruding, crowded or irregularly spaced teeth and jaw problems may be inherited. Thumb-sucking, losing teeth prematurely and accidents also can lead to these conditions.
Correcting the problem can create a nice-looking smile, but more important, orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth.
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