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Get Rid of the Pain: How to Ease Sensitive Teeth

Anyone can experience Sensitive Teeth, and there’s no telltale signs when it’s coming. However, it’s most prevalent among those aged 20 to 40.The condition occurs when the tooth’s protective layer, the enamel, wears away. This exposes the dentin beneath the enamel, leading to sensitivity when eating or drinking things that are hot, cold, sweet, or acidic.What Causes Enamel to Wear Away

With heightened sensitivity, you may experience sharp bursts of pain in your sensitive teeth. This can cause mild to severe discomfort that can last for hours. Thankfully, there are ways you can relieve sensitivity.How to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

Finally, always keep up with your dental visits. If you feel tooth sensitivity is getting worse, let your dentist know. He or she will be able to recommend treatments for the sensitivity, such as fluoride gels or varnishes.

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Best Foods for Your Teeth

You take great care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist as scheduled. But are you doing everything you can? Just like carrots are good for our eyes and water for our skin, specific foods deliver health benefits to our mouths. If you’re already being diligent with your oral hygiene routine, then you’ll also want to take great care of what the best foods for your teeth. Let’s explore the best foods for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Calcium and Phosphorus Sources

Our teeth are composed of minerals. These minerals are lost and replenished during the remineralization process which naturally occurs in our teeth. However, when the acidity level is high, minerals are lost and not naturally replenished. This can cause the teeth’s outermost layer, the enamel, to corrode. Calcium is crucial as it helps keep the bones healthy and strong. It works better, though, when combined with phosphorus. They help replenish lost minerals on the teeth. Here are food choices that are great sources of calcium.

Crunchy, Water-Rich Food

Vitamin D Sources

Vitamin D is good for your overall health as it helps with optimum calcium absorption.

As you plan your meals, don’t forget to incorporate the best foods for your teeth and that will benefit your body and oral health.

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The Right Toothpaste Type

Brushing with the right toothpaste type is key to maintaining a bright, healthy smile. One type of toothpaste may be more effective for you than another. This guide will help you select the right toothpaste type to meet your specific needs.

The first toothpaste was invented by Ancient Egyptians in 5000 BC, even before toothbrushes were invented. It’s believed that these tubes of toothpaste were in powder form and mixed with water when used. These days, tubes of toothpaste can be found in various formulations. Choosing the right one can be confusing.

The best person to talk to regarding the right toothpaste type for your needs is your dentist. However, it pays to know more about the various types of toothpaste. That’s what we’re talking about in this post.

Let’s begin.

Whitening Toothpastes

You’ll find these toothpaste types promoted for making smiles shine brighter.

Whitening toothpastes usually contain baking soda or hydrogen peroxide that help lighten tooth colour. You should note that if your goal is to make your teeth several shades lighter, these toothpastes can only do so much.

The yellowing of teeth is inevitable. As we age, our tooth enamel gets thinner and we see more of the darker layer beneath it called the dentin. This makes the tooth appear less white.

Whitening treatments available in the dental office will be more effective in removing or lightening stains. Treatment results can vary in the areas you’ve received prior dental work.

Desensitizing Toothpaste

If you have sensitive teeth, then you may want to use desensitizing tubes of toothpaste.

This type of paste is specially made to provide relief against hypersensitivity. It contains ingredients such as potassium nitrate or strontium chloride which block pain signals to the nerve of the tooth. It would be best, though, to consult your dentist first about the cause of tooth sensitivity.

Tartar Control Toothpaste

Your dentist may recommend that you use tartar control toothpaste if you are prone to tartar buildup.

Anti-plaque toothpaste helps prevent tartar buildup that can result in gum disease. Plaque is the sticky film that hardens on teeth and turns into tartar and can only be removed at the dental office.

Toothpaste for Kids

To make brushing more fun for kids, use flavoured tubes of toothpaste specially formulated for them. If your little ones are still unable to spit, opt for tubes of toothpaste that are safe to swallow.

Make sure that you apply the toothpaste on their brush. Grain size would be enough for them. For kids aged three and older a pea-sized amount of toothpaste should be enough.

Brushing can only be as effective as the right choice of toothpaste for our specific needs. So for the sake of your and your family’s oral health, don’t choose your toothpaste based solely on packaging and price.

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INTRODUCING TEETH WHITENING FOR LIFE!

Have you ever thought it would be great to have gleaming white teeth and keep them that way for as long as you want?

Now You Can!

The Image Dental Care Teeth Whitening For Life program may be just what you’ve been waiting for. Here’s how it works:

Purchase our Take Home Teeth Whitening for just $199.00 and get a fresh tube of whitening gel every six months when you come in for your regular cleaning and checkup! It’s as simple as that!

To qualify you must get a complete cleaning and exam so we can make sure your teeth are clean to ensure optimum results and to be sure you have no other dental issues that may be adversely affected by whitening.

Give us a call today to apply or apply online here:

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WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO START DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS?

If you ask any of the dentists here in our Red Deer office, they’ll say there’s no better time than now. Your precious little ones count on you so they can enjoy a healthy smile for life. Image Dental Care can help you with their smiles but as parents, you play the most important role throughout the process.

You and your kids are always welcome to visit our dental office for further oral care advice. To start, here are tips you may want to take note of:

Seeing your child smile is something you’ll always treasure. Help them keep that beautiful grin for a lifetime. Teach them to care for their teeth and mouth while they’re young.

For more tips on children’s dentistry, contact us today.

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EAT YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHY SMILE: BEST FOODS FOR YOUR TEETH

You already work hard to keep your teeth clean by brushing and flossing. What else could be missing? Like the rest of our body, our mouth also needs nutrients to stay healthy. Let’s talk about the best foods for keeping teeth healthy.

Calcium and Phosphorus Sources

Our teeth are composed of minerals. These minerals are lost and replenished during the remineralization process that naturally occurs in our teeth. However, when the acids become too strong, the minerals in our teeth become their target. This can cause the outermost layer of the teeth, the enamel, to corrode. Calcium is crucial as it helps keep the enamel healthy and strong. It works even better when combined with phosphorus. Together they help replenish lost minerals in the teeth. Here are some food choices that are great sources of calcium and/or phosphorus:

Crunchy, water-rich food

Crunchy food helps promote saliva flow in the mouth. They also serve as natural teeth cleaners, helping to remove food residue on tooth surfaces. Take them with you for your snacks during the day. If you have kids, it’s good to start introducing them to these healthy snack alternatives. Sweets are good from time to time, but they need to be enjoyed sparingly.

Vitamin D Sources. Vitamin D is good for your overall health as it helps with optimum calcium absorption.

As you plan your meals, don’t forget to incorporate the best foods for your teeth. For more information on how you can keep your teeth in tip-top shape, leave us a message. Let’s make your smile better.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR WISDOM TEETH


What are our wisdom teeth for? Are your wisdom teeth only causing you discomfort? Let’s talk more about that in this post.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are also known as the final set of molars because they grow in last. They usually break through in the late teens to the early twenties, the same age people are said to acquire “wisdom”, hence the name of the teeth. However, problems occur when there’s no longer enough space for the wisdom tooth.

What are the wisdom teeth for?

Many are curious on the purpose of wisdom teeth. They seem to offer no use so why do people grow them. One theory dating back to our ancestors says that people back then needed an extra set of molars so they could chew and grind hard food. These were the times when foods were raw and uncooked. It’s far from the situation we enjoy today and also one reason cited why some no longer grow their wisdom teeth.

Why do wisdom teeth grow in at an angle?

Throughout human evolution, jaws have become smaller which is why wisdom teeth don’t grow in straight. They either become impacted or surrounding teeth block their way.

If the wisdom teeth erupt only partially, this can pose dental problems. Food can get stuck in the gum tissue and lead to infections. Even surrounding teeth can get affected when the final set of molars get impacted. Hence, during these instances, your dentist may suggest to have the teeth extracted rather than cause further damage to your teeth.

Some wisdom teeth grow straight and no longer require removal. They also don’t cause any issues and the person can enjoy a healthy set of teeth.

When Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Crucial?

Here are more reasons why it’s best to take out the wisdom teeth:

How Do You Prepare for a Wisdom Teeth Extraction:

Wisdom extraction is a common procedure performed in the dental office.  The process involves receiving local anesthetic. With that said, for your convenience, make sure to bring someone you trust with you to keep you company in the dental office and to drive you home as well.

If the area swells after the procedure, don’t worry – this is a natural reaction and the swelling should subside within 24 hours. You can apply a cold compress on your cheek to reduce swelling. It’s best to stay at home the entire day for rest.

Get plenty of sleep to help speed up the healing process. In the meantime, stick to soft foods and skip brushing your teeth for a day. You need to keep fluids out of your mouth, which means rinsing is not advisable as well.

Be sure to follow your dentist’s reminders to help speed up healing. Protect the stitches from harsh food and keep up with your dental visits so your dentist can check the progress of the wisdom teeth extraction procedure.

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7 LOW SUGAR FRUITS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET

Low sugar fruits are far from boring. These fruits are popular; they may even be among your favourites. You can minimize sugar intake, without taking away the great taste of your food or drink.

Consider these low-sugar fruits as you plan for healthy snacks for the week. Then again, always remember that moderation is key to enjoying variety in your diet. You don’t have to stay away from sweets completely long as you’re making efforts to protect your teeth against tooth decay. Let’s help you keep your beautiful smile.

Visit Image Dental Care today for a comprehensive dental checkup.

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FUN WAYS TO TEACH KIDS GOOD DENTAL HYGIENE HABITS

Fun Ways to Teach Kids Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Importance of Early Dental Visits

Some think that caring for baby teeth is not necessary as they will soon be replaced with adult teeth. However, the truth is dental care should start even before the first set of teeth appears. Baby teeth save space for the adult teeth. Also, any dental issues that may develop during children’s early years can continue to affect them as they grow older.

You can make sure your little ones are protected from any form of dental issues. Take them to the dentist so their teeth can be checked. Letting them meet the dental staff will also help them feel comfortable with regular dental visits.

Showing Kids Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Teaching kids good dental habits starts with setting a good example. Let them see how you care for your oral health.

Your family dentist in Red Deer, Image Dental Care, will be there for you and your little one. If you have any concerns about your child’s smile, please let us know. Teaching kids good dental hygiene habits is easier when you have dental professionals working with you.

Visit Image Dental Care today for a comprehensive dental checkup.

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