5 Tips to Avoid Plaque Buildup

What is dental plaque?

Dental plaque is a thin, sticky film made up of bacteria and food particles. These bacteria feed off of sugar and, as a result, produce an acid that attacks the teeth. Continuous acid attacks on the teeth will eventually cause dental decay and other oral health issues.

If you wish to avoid cavities and other dental problems, it is important to do what you can to decrease the amount of plaque on your teeth.

Click here for advice from the Best Dentists in Canton OH on how to avoid dental plaque buildup.

Dental Decay in Children

Most people know and understand that our teeth are important. They allow us to perform daily functions successfully, and well, who doesn’t enjoy a bright smile? As a family dentist in Canton OH, Dr. Hisrich wants to help to stop the increasing amount of children with dental decay.

Why is dental decay such an alarming disease?

Dental decay affects more than just a child’s smile—it can lead to an early death if left untreated.

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How to Store a Toothbrush

As Canton OH Dentists, we want to ensure that your oral hygiene is at its’ best. It is extremely important to brush your teeth and floss daily, but more importantly, you need to store your toothbrush properly. It’s hard to clean the teeth using something dirty! A clean toothbrush not only helps to clean the teeth, but it can freshen your breath and remove bad bacteria as well.

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National Hygiene Month

Celebrate National Hygiene Month with Dr. Guy B. Hisrich!

October is National Hygiene Month! All month long, you’ll be reminded that your teeth are a very important part of your body and that they deserve attention! Nobody understands the important role of healthy teeth better than Canton OH Dentist, Dr. Guy Hisrich.

For advice on proper oral care, and to learn more about the importance of National Hygiene Month, click here.

Take Away your Toothache

Canton OH Dentist Advises Patients on Toothaches

Everyone gets a toothache at some point or another, and your Canton OH dentist wants to be sure that you understand what is causing your toothache. Toothaches are not always caused by the same thing; however, the most common cause is cavities. If you have a toothache, it is important to see your dentist in Canton OH as soon as possible!

To learn more about what could be causing your toothache, click here!

The Different Parts of our Teeth and their Functions

We all know the many different functions that our teeth and gums have, however, many of us don’t know the different parts of the tooth and their functions.

The exterior of the tooth consists of the crown. This is what we see when we look at teeth, the upper top part of the tooth. The crown is encased with a thin shell-like material known as enamel. What most people don’t realize, however, is that there is much more to the mouth and teeth!

These are just some of the parts of our mouth. Click here for more information about the different parts of our mouths.

Preventing Tooth Decay

It is extremely important to take care of your child’s teeth—especially when they are younger. Without proper care, children can develop cavities and more severe oral problems later on. Follow these tips from Dr. Guy B. Hisrich to ensure your child has a strong, healthy smile! 

Feed your children with foods high in Vitamin D and calcium; this will help to build strong and durable teeth. To clean the teeth, use a toothpaste that contains fluoride; however, be careful not to use too many fluoride products for this can damage their teeth. Clean their teeth at least twice daily with a small brush (pea-sized), and be sure to use a soft-bristle toothbrush! It is important to clean their teeth twice daily at the same time each day; this will instill a routine as they grow. Try to keep your child’s head still while you brush in a repetitive circular motion. Keep brushing fun for your child and switch up the flavors! You can even get different colored toothpaste to give them something to look forward to when brushing. Another important step for strong, healthy teeth in your child is to avoid juice. Juices tend to be high in sugar, and it is important not to give a child a sugary treat before putting them to bed. The sugar will sit on their teeth overnight and speed up the tooth decaying process. It is okay for young children to have a small amount of juice, but keep it limited and give it to them during the daytime.

Be knowledgeable about any medications prescribed for your child. At young ages, children are typically given medicine that is high in sugar. These medications are extremely bad for the teeth and contribute to tooth decay. Check with Dr. Guy B. Hisrich if you are unsure about a prescribed medication. 

Teeth enable us to talk, eat, and perform many other vital life functions. If you are concerned with yours or your child’s teeth, contact Dr. Guy B. Hisrich at (330) 493-8400 or click here to schedule an appointment.

Denture Care

Your dentures need to be treated just like normal teeth in order to keep them in good condition. This means following the same routine you would with your natural teeth. The American Dental Association as well as Dr. Guy Hisrich recommends the following tips to help keep your dentures clean and in good condition:

Brush your dentures every day: Just like your natural teeth dentures need to be brushed daily to remove food particles that could stain or get caught in your teeth. You should also rinse your dentures prior to brushing to get off excess food particles. This will help when you go to brush them as well.

While you are brushing your dentures, you should also be sure to brush the inside of your mouth, including the inside of your cheeks, the roof of your mouth and tongue, this will help remove any food particles that may have been left behind as well.

After you have cleaned your dentures you should soak them in water overnight and keep them in a safe spot as well so they aren’t disturbed. This will help keep your dentures clean as well overnight. If you should use adhesive be sure to follow all directions to safely wear your dentures.

You can also visit our website at: ­­www.guyhisrichdds.com to make an appointment or call us today to fix any of your dental needs. We look forward to hearing from  you!

To learn more ways to help keep your dentures clean as well as other dental tips visit: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/02/19/health-tip-take-good-care-of-dentures