DuPont Family Dentistry Blog
April 19, 2017
In some ways, life has gotten more convenient. What you cannot do is take care of all the smiles in your family from home. You need the help of a professional dental healthcare team. That can be convenient, too, when you choose Dupont Family Dentistry. Read on to learn how your family dentist in DuPont cares for smiles of all ages in your household.
April 9, 2017
If you or a loved one is in pain or if the health of a tooth is threatened, please call your emergency dentist in DuPont. The staff at Dupont Family Dentistry has been providing emergency dental care for more than 10 years, and we offer immediate care when necessary. In the meantime, read on to find out what you should do in various dental emergency situations.
January 6, 2017
We all want that amazing movie star smile but such white teeth do not come by easily. Choosing the best method to whiten your teeth is dependent on a myriad of factors. It is up to the individual to determine how they want to cleanse their teeth dependent on the following factors:
December 30, 2016
The tooth is one of the strongest and most valuable parts of the human body. It is made up of several parts, all of which play a significant role in the health and function of the teeth. Knowledge of the basic anatomy of the tooth makes us understand how they are built, what purpose they serve, helping us to take oral hygiene more seriously. Each tooth is made of two major parts, including the crown and root.
December 15, 2016
The mouth naturally contains various elements including saliva, plaque, calculus and many types of bacteria. Some bacteria are beneficial as they help control the destructive bacteria. Other strains like Streptococcus mutan contribute to tooth decay by consuming simple sugars and converting them into an acidic plague. Dental plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth soon after eating or drinking sugary substances.
When plaque sticks to the teeth, the acid produced progressively attacks the minerals in your teeth in a process called demineralization. If you neglect to brush and floss as often as you should, plaque keeps growing and becomes hard and difficult to remove, forming a gateway for the formation of cavities. As more sugars are consumed, the acids produced continue to eat their way into the enamel to the inside part of the tooth leading to tooth decay.
December 8, 2016
Every parent wants to enhance the life of their child. Sometimes this means buying the latest toy, and sometimes this means taking care of their health. Proper preventative care can help extend a child’s lifespan and improve their quality of life, but some aspects of healthcare can be daunting for young children. The dentist is one of them. There are thousands of adults who dread going to the dentist, so it should come as no surprise that children can be terrified of the prospect.
November 28, 2016
Are you aware that 90 percent of dental insurance policies are founded on the calendar year? That usually means that benefits do not accumulate or carried over to the subsequent year; therefore, you must use the benefits by 31st December, or they are wasted.
Thus, as we kiss the year goodbye, don’t forget to take advantage of your valuable dental insurance benefits before they expire. Since you loyally paid your monthly insurance premiums all year long, you’ve already earned your dental benefits. That’s why, if you have been putting off the idea of visiting the dentist, here are a few reasons why you should make an appointment before the end of the year:
November 16, 2016
Although it should be a priority, the safety of children’s teeth while they play sport is usually not the first thing that rings in a parent’s mind. From a straying softball, collisions, to an errant pass, several incidents can cause children dental injuries. Fortunately, you can protect your child’s teeth during sports by adopting the following tips:
November 9, 2016
Most people turn to mouthwash whenever their breath requires a boost, it’s useful and convenient. Some use it to eliminate germs, some for medicinal purposes, while others simply for whitening teeth, or most commonly refreshing their breath. However, with numerous types of mouthwash available in the market today, there has been misunderstanding and confusion of whether to use the product or not. It’s important to note that while daily brushing and flossing are needed for the daily oral routine, adding mouthwash to the routine can be a big plus.
November 1, 2016
Tooth decay may be the primary cause of toothaches. However, there are other causes of aches that may be found by thorough oral examination. For instance, an infection such as gum disease may be the cause of toothaches. This article will examine some common causes of toothaches.