Portfolio Tag: dental care

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

The wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that come in, far in the back of the mouth. Many people—in fact, most people—don’t have enough room to accommodate these large teeth and so have to have them extracted. Why do we get these teeth, then, if…
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Flossing

What is flossing? Flossing is a method for removing bacteria and other debris that cannot be reached by a toothbrush. It generally entails a very thin piece of synthetic cord you insert and move up and down between the sides of two adjoining teeth. Why…
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Brushing

Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Getting the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner prevents bacteria in the food you eat from turning into harmful, cavity causing acids. Most dentists agree that…
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