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31 July 2014

White Teeth Don’t Mean Healthy Teeth

Good oral health goes beyond having a perfect, radiant smile. The term “oral,” for one, pertains to the entire mouth – including the supporting tissues, gums, jawbone, and teeth. Thus, the common notion that whiter teeth mean healthier teeth is not exactly true. Some people’s teeth have a natural yellow tinge, and a lesson in basic anatomy justifies this statement.

The Anatomy of a Tooth

Let us look at the structure of a tooth. At the topmost layer is the enamel, the one that protects your teeth, which is bluish white in color. Beneath this part is the tough and bony tissue named dentin. The dentin, by nature, has a yellowish tint that reflects through the enamel, thus giving teeth a slight yellow tinge.

The Discoloration Dilemma

Nevertheless, there are cases when having yellow teeth is no longer healthy. Sometimes, it is already a case of discolouration. The foods we consume sometimes leave a tinge of their colour in our mouths, resulting in a different tinge far from the natural white we know.

Coffee, soda, and wine all stain teeth, as well as the bad habit of smoking. To avoid plaque buildup and overly yellow teeth, you have to maintain your oral health.

The Secret to Better Oral Health

There are three ways to take care of your oral health: cleaning your mouth, watching what you eat, and visiting the dentist regularly. Brushing alone is not enough; you have to floss, too. Certain foods can help your teeth fight bad breath or gain a whiter shade. Lastly, a trip to the dentist is always useful in spotting hidden problems – such as cavity accrual, plaque buildup, and gum disease – before they worsen.

At Church Road Dental & Cosmetics, we can help you achieve the sparkly white smile you dream of and maintain good oral health at the same time. Our practice employs experienced dentists who are well-versed in their craft. Contact us today and let us discuss how we can improve your overall oral health.

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