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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tighten Up Those Loose Teeth


By ~*The Tooth Fairy*~

What are Loose Teeth?

The term "Loose teeth" is pretty self-explanatory - teeth in your mouth that become loose when the tissues connecting them and holding them in place begin to deteriorate. When bacteria feeds on the sugar in our mouth and attacks the soft tissues causing them to deteriorate, we experience infections in the teeth, pulp, root, and gums. Of course, with the onset of infection the likelihood of developing loose teeth becomes inevitable.

The gums are the supporting structures for our teeth and naturally we expect our teeth with fall out in the later stages in life, but we give little thought to what can happen to them in the earlier stages. A lax dental oral regimen early on in life can cause the structural walls of the gums to break down in turn exposing them to infection and disease. Even one loose tooth can cause a mirage of other dental issues. However, a good oral regimen and regular visits to your dentist can limit your experience with loose teeth, and you will be able to enjoy their natural teeth for a long time to come.


What are the Signs and Dangers of Loose Teeth

The signs and symptoms of loose teeth are obvious if you suffer from this condition. Normally you can feel the loose tooth wiggle around when you're eating or drinking, and when you touch them with your tongue you will notice the tooth shift.

A few signs of loose teeth can include, but not limited to:

  •   Teeth wiggling around in your mouth
  •      Pain in your gums around loose teeth
  •      Pain at the base of the tooth
  •      Bleeding gums
  •      Sensitive to cold or hot
     
     Associated Risks and Prevention of Loose Teeth

       Losing one of your permanent adult teeth, which is irreplaceable, is the biggest risk. This should be a wake up call if you have a loose tooth that you are not properly caring for your mouth as well as you can be. Other teeth in your mouth could be at the same risk of tooth loss or severe decay as a result of having poor oral hygiene. The cost of not following a good oral regimen can range from surgeries to extractions to even gum disease treatment. You could easily spend thousands of dollars if you need an extraction or an implant. Goodness, even a simple tooth extraction could cost you a few hundred dollars. A little prevention goes a long way and can keep your teeth in your mouth and your money in your wallet!

     The best way that you can prevent loose teeth is by simply taking excellent care of your mouth. Proper oral health is vital in combating loose teeth and tooth loss as well as tooth decay and gum disease.  Thoroughly brush your teeth with an all natural alternative to help kill off bacteria for at least two minutes each time, 2-3 times per day.  Couple that along with flossing regularly at least one time per day, preferably two times per day and avoid consuming excess sugars in your diet.  As always, see your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups to ensure what you are doing is indeed working to prevent plaque and tarter buildup.

     Treating and preventing gum infections by adhering to a strict oral health care plan. The better that you take care of your mouth, tongue, teeth and gums daily, the more likely they are to stick around with you for awhile. Your oral health is important to us and we are proud to present Tooth Fairy's All Natural Peppermint Polish made with proprietary patent-pending "Peroxymint," which offers an affordable and effective all natural formula for oral protection that you and your family can feel safe using. No toxins, chemicals, or abrasive make Tooth Fairy's All Natural Peppermint Polish an effective, superior, and quality solution in treating various oral conditions so you can enjoy proper daily oral care.






Thursday, October 4, 2012

Solutions for Receding Gums


By ~*The Tooth Fairy*~

What are Receding Gums?

Receding gums occur when the roots of the teeth become exposed due to the loss of         gum tissue. Although there are number of factors that can contribute to receding gums, one thought to be the most common is the buildup of harmful bacteria. Our bodies naturally have a defense mechanism against bacteria which is oxygen rich saliva. However, our saliva is constantly altered by:

  • The food or drink we ingest
  • The oral products we use to cleanse our mouths such as fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash
  • Other oral products such as alcohol and tobacco

What you choose to ingest of course is your choice but be aware that it effects how well our bodies are able to fight off this bacteria. When oral bacteria bonds it can form plaque which can inflame and irritate the gums. In turn, the plaque buildups up and can form waste which forms a wedge between the teeth and gums. This is what is known as gum recession. Gum recession can start as early as the teens but is more of a common problem in adults over the age of 40.


What are the Signs and Dangers?

Some oral conditions are characterized by pain and discomfort but with receding gums you can visibly see that there is a problem. Indications such as tight teeth, swollen, bleeding, or the feeling of gums pulling away from the teeth may be indication or gum recession. Other signs and dangers include:

  • Sensitivity to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), an ingredient in most commercial toothpastes.
  • Abnormal tooth position, such as tooth crowding, giving inadequate cover of one or more teeth by the jaw bone.
  • Hereditary thin, fragile or insufficient gingival tissue.
  • Overaggressive brushing, which causes the enamel at the gum line to be worn away by scrubbing the sides of the teeth in a washboard fashion
  • Periodontal disease
  • Inadequate brushing or flossing, which allows bacteria to build up between the teeth, resulting in enzymes eating the bone away from the teeth
  • Eating disorders, from self-induced vomiting
  • Dipping tobacco, which affects the mucus membrane lining in the mouth and will cause receding gums over time
  • Grinding of the teeth (bruxism)
  • Intentional gingival retraction. For example, the adult tooth may not grow out of the gum, and to remedy this, a procedure called an exposure is done. It involves the gum tissue being cut open to allow the adult tooth to grow out. This is a less common cause of gum recession.
  • Adult orthodontic movement of teeth.
  • Piercings in the lip or tongue that wear away the gum by rubbing against it.               

Receding gums can be an indication of more serious health problems that individuals may not be aware of such as:
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Respiratory disease

It is critical to nip receding gums in the bud to ensure the condition does not worsen. Overall, take proper care to maintain your body's overall health because your quality of life may very well depend on it.


We Recommend

Avoid conventional toothpastes and mouthwashes that can add to your oral condition as opposed to improving it. Provide your mouth with an environment that is conducive to fighting plaque which is an important culprit in enabling the formation of receding gums. Be mindful that it only takes a few of hours for bacteria to form plaque, and only a few days for that plaque to harden into tartar.

The better that you take care of your mouth, tongue, teeth and gums daily, the more likely they are to stick around with you for a while. Your oral health is important to us and we are proud to present Tooth Fairy's All Natural Peppermint Polish made with proprietary patent-pending "Peroxymint," which offers an affordable and effective all natural formula for oral protection that you and your family can feel safe using. No toxins, chemicals, or abrasive make Tooth Fairy's All Natural Peppermint Polish an effective, superior, and quality solution in treating various oral conditions so you can enjoy proper daily oral care.




Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Symptoms and Solutions for Dry Mouth



What is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth can be more than just a dry or parched sensation in the mouth but can also be a symptom of a preexisting condition that can lead to various other forms of oral infection. Saliva is very rich in oxygen so when you have an environment where bacteria in the mouth (called anaerobic, literally meaning "without air") is oxygen deficient, bacteria will thrive and multiply at a much higher degree. Persistent chronic dry mouth can lead to gum infections and more serious conditions like gingivitis and periodontal disease.


What are the Signs and Dangers?

Below is list of conditions that can lead to dry mouth:

  • Tooth abscess
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Certain prescription drugs
  • Gum Disease
  • Tobacco use
  • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • Sore throat
  • Increased plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease

A product which is advocated as a part of good oral hygiene is mouthwash which contains with alcohol as a primary active ingredient. Alcohol, in essence, drains the water right out of your body and even though it can kill bacteria it actually can enhance dry mouth because alcohol is a drying agent.
Have you ever thought of a natural solution to dry mouth such as peppermint oil. All Natural Tooth Fairy's Peppermint Polish contains all natural peppermint oil with soothing menthol.


Treatment Options

In order to treat dry mouth, your doctor or dentist will first need to obtain specifics of the complaint of dry mouth. First, they may physically examine the salivary glands by palpating them for the presence of tenderness, firmness, or enlargement. Second, they may proceed to analyze the salivary flow rate which is to measure the amount of saliva produced during a specific amount of time. Third, they may perform a salivary gland scintigraphy or a test performed to measure the rate at which an injected radioactive material is taken from the blood by the salivary glands and secreted in the mouth. Fourth, your doctor may choose to take a biopsy of the saliva glands for examination as well. Finally, your doctor may just prescribe a prescription drug as a treatment.


We Recommend

Tooth Fairy's AllNatural Peppermint Polish™ made with proprietary patent-pending "Peroxymint," which offers an affordable and effective all natural formula for oral protection that you and your family can feel safe using. Peppermint Polish contains food grade hydrogen peroxide which is a known all natural whitening agent. In addition  Tooth Fairy's AllNatural Peppermint Polish™  an effective, superior, and quality solution in treating various oral conditions so you can enjoy proper daily oral care.  Safely whiten your teeth with nature's goodness!


                       

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

All About Teeth Whitening

By ~* Nature's Goodness *~




What is Teeth Whitening?

Tooth whitening, also known as dental bleaching, is a cosmetic procedure used in the dentistry field to lighten the natural color of your teeth without the removal of the tooth surface. The most recognizable active ingredient in teeth whitening products is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide works because as it breaks down it allows oxygen to penetrate tooth enamel resulting in a lighter tooth color. Few people have brilliant pearly whites and of course just like changing your hair color or trying to get a tan, reasons for whitening teeth could be due to having stains from bacterial pigments or antibiotic medications such as tetracycline.


Tooth Whitening Methods

There are several methods that an individual can use to whiten their teeth at-home and in a doctors office. Let's explore both options:

At-home treatments
  • An individual can make a paste with water and baking soda and gently brush their teeth leaving the solution on for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. Repeat until desired results are achieved.
  • Mix a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water and swish around the teeth for a minute or so then spit out the solution. Let your teeth stand for another minute before finally rinsing with warm water.
  • Application of over-the-counter whitening strips.
In-office treatments
  • The dentist will apply to the teeth a carefully prepared high-concentration of peroxide gel after the gums have been protected with a paint-on rubber dam. The peroxide will remain on the teeth for about an hour divided into 15 -20 minute intervals. Additional sessions may be required for stubborn teeth stains.

What are the Risks and Dangers?

As we've discussed thus far there are various reasons why individuals whitening their teeth as well as the various methods they use to achieve this goal. With that said we will now examine the risks and dangers of such a procedure. Let's take a look:


Benefits of Teeth Whitening
  • Improved appearance associated with a better lifestyle.
  • A brighter smile tends to give a youthful appearance.
  • Gives those you are speaking to a friendlier appearance of you.

Dangers of Teeth Whitening
  • Development of sore gums or teeth from the bleach
  • Discomfort wearing the mouth tray during the bleaching process

We Recommend...

Tooth Fairy's AllNatural Peppermint Polish™ made with proprietary patent-pending "Peroxymint," which offers an affordable and effective all natural formula for oral protection that you and your family can feel safe using. Peppermint Polish contains food grade hydrogen peroxide which is a known all natural whitening agent. In addition  Tooth Fairy's AllNatural Peppermint Polish™  an effective, superior, and quality solution in treating various oral conditions so you can enjoy proper daily oral care.  Safely whiten your teeth with nature's goodness!


Monday, August 20, 2012

The Sensitive Truth About Sensitive Teeth






Sensitive teeth or dentine hypersensitivity occurs when a sensation is felt due to the nerves inside the dentin of the teeth becoming exposed as a result of receding gum tissue (the covering of the tooth roots). The dentine contains thousands of tiny microscopic tubular structures that lead to the tooth's nerve center or what is known as the pulp. When an individual feels the pain of hot, cold, or sweet sensations it's because the dentinal tubules allow the stimuli to reach the nerve of your tooth.

What are the Signs and Dangers?

There are several signs and dangers that produce tooth sensitivity including:
  • Receding Gums - the root surface becomes exposed as gums move away from a tooth.
  • Brushing too hard - the enamel can get worn down and expose the dentin over time if you brush too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush. Gum recession is not too uncommon as well.
  • Teeth grinding or clenching may war the enamel down and expose dentin.
  • Plaque build-up on the root surfaces.
  • Age.
  • Gum disease (gingivitis) - Supporting ligaments lead straight to the nerve of the tooth. If these ligaments lose support the result can be inflamed or sore gum tissue which produces tooth sensitivity.
  • Cracked tor chipped teeth enable bacteria and plaque to enter the pulp and wreak havoc.
  • Tooth whitening products.
  • Continued use of mouthwash - Some over-the-counter mouthwashes, if used for a long time, can make tooth sensitivity worse because they contain acids which can continue to damage the dentin.
  • Eating acidic foods on a regular basis with high acidic contents can cause erosion of the enamel. Examples of acidic foods include: tomatoes, citrus fruits, pickles, wine, and tea. One recommendation is to avoid tooth brushing for about two to three hours after ingesting acidic foods or drinks.

Consider the following steps to prevent tooth sensitivity:

At-home treatments:

You'll want to replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months.
It is critical to maintain good oral hygiene by continually following a proper oral regimen. This includes thorough flossing and brushing with a soft bristled brush all parts of your teeth and mouth. Proper brushing with produce less tooth sensitivity and abrasion on the tooth surface. Be careful around the gum line as to not remove more gum tissue.

Use desensitizing toothpaste which contains potassium nitrate. It is believed that potassium ions diffuse along the dentinal tubules to inactivate intradental nerves. With many brands available on the market that target tooth sensitivity, you may need to utilize different brands to see which works the best for you.

Conscious eating and the decrease of highly acidic foods can gradually deteriorate tooth enamel and produce dentin exposure.
Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth. Apply a mouth guard if this is a difficult task for you.

Regular dental visits can provide effective prevention methods but after effect treatment methods as well.


Treatments applied by the dentist:


          If sensitivity persists your dentist may apply white fillings (bonding) to cover    
          exposed root surfaces.  They may even deem fluoride varnishes or oxalate products   
          as appropriate treatments because they decrease permeability of dentin

          Along the same lines, dentin sealers effective methods to treating tooth sensitivity 
          and would be applied to the exposed root surface.  If you grind your teeth 
          considerably they may recommend wearing a specially made night guard or retainer.

              
We Recommend...


Tooth Fairy's AllNatural Peppermint Polish™ made with proprietary patent-pending "Peroxymint," which offers an affordable and effective all natural formula for oral protection that you and your family can feel safe using. Peppermint Polish contains food grade hydrogen peroxide which is a known all natural whitening agent. In addition  Tooth Fairy's AllNatural Peppermint Polish™  an effective, superior, and quality solution in treating various oral conditions so you can enjoy proper daily oral care.  Safely whiten your teeth with nature's goodness!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What is CoQ10 and Why Is It Important?





CoQ10 is an oil soluable, vitamin like substance and anti-oxidant that plays a key role in aerobic cellular respiration. Thereby generating energy in the form of ATP. About 95% of the human body's energy is generated through this process.

Organs and tissues that require the most energy to function need the highest concentrations of CoQ10. Deficiencies in CoQ10 have been linked to everything from heart disease, to cancer, to gum disease.

Anything placed in the mouth is absorbed into the body through the tissues of the mouth. Therefore, using Peppermint Polish increases the CoQ10 availabily to the gums, thereby giving them more energy to heal themselves.

Additionally, unlike the ingredients of toothpaste, CoQ10 absorption has benefits not only to the mouth, but throughout the entire body.


Supplementation Benefits
  • Reduced Chance of Periodontal Disease and/or Improvement of Existing Condition
  • Increased Heart Health
  • Reduced Chance of Cardiac Arrest
  • Improved Blood Pressure
  • Reduced Chance of Cancer
  • Increased Lifespan

Other Ingredients

Purified water, natural coenzyme Q10, medium-chain triglycerides, citric acid, soy lecithin, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, sucralose, natural and artificial flavors, sucralose, alpha tocopherol and ethyl vanillin. Non-GMO. Contains Soy.
Free of: GLUTEN, starch, sugar, yeast, wheat, milk products. No preservatives.



We Recommend...


Tooth Fairy's AllNatural Peppermint Polish™ made with proprietary patent-pending "Peroxymint," which offers an affordable and effective all natural formula for oral protection that you and your family can feel safe using. Peppermint Polish contains food grade hydrogen peroxide which is a known all natural whitening agent. In addition  Tooth Fairy's AllNatural Peppermint Polish™  an effective, superior, and quality solution in treating various oral conditions so you can enjoy proper daily oral care.  Safely whiten your teeth with nature's goodness!