Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

How To Prevent Cavities If You Are Diabetic

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If you have diabetes, then you are more likely to form cavities in the teeth than an individual who does not have diabetes. Diabetics have high blood sugar levels and saliva is likely to contain some sugar as well. If you have diabetes, then you should protect your teeth from cavities. Keep reading to learn about a few tips that can help you.

Rinse Your Mouth After Eating

If you have high levels of sugar in your blood and saliva, then it is likely that you have more cavity causing bacteria in your mouth. These microorganisms feed on sugars. This supplies the bacteria with energy and allows them to multiply. As bacteria feed, they release acids, and these acids eat away at tooth enamel. This means that bacteria will be unable to create acids that lead to cavities if they have a limited amount of food to feast on. 

One of the best ways to starve oral bacteria is to make sure that all of the plaque is removed from the teeth after you eat. Plaque is the sticky white paste that you see sticking to your gumline after you eat sugary and starchy foods. To remove as much plaque as possible, rinse with water immediately after eating. After each meal and when you brush, use a rinse that contains a plaque loosening ingredient. Typically, the ingredient will be tetrasodium pyrophosphate. This material will help to keep plaque from sticking strongly to the teeth so it can be washed or brushed away.

Invest In Dental Cleanings

Most people know they need to seek out a dental cleaning at least twice a year. If you are diabetic, then this is especially important. If you allow plaque to gather, then tartar will form. Tartar is the solidified form of plaque that can form in about one day if you do not release all of it from your teeth. Tartar will supply the bacteria with more food, and it will also make it hard to clean around the teeth.

If you are unable to clean around the teeth, then bacteria can multiply completely unchecked. This can cause an infection to form where more bacteria can gather. Since diabetics are more prone to infections, this may create a chronic inflammation and bacterial issue in the mouth. If you have more bacteria in the mouth, then cavities will be more common. 

If you notice that hard deposits are forming on the teeth, then this is tartar. It cannot be removed at home, so make an appointment with a dentist, like one from Thornley Dental, for a cleaning and also make arrangements for regularly scheduled cleanings afterwards. 


20 October 2016