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Tips for Preventing Tartar Buildup

Food particles and residual sugar in the mouth create a prime breeding material for bacteria. Over time the bacteria in your mouth can build up and develop into a film known as plaque. If this plaque is not removed, it can harden into tartar. Tartar is especially harmful at the gum line, which is where…

What’s In Your Mouthwash?

You know that mouthwash is a great addition to an oral hygiene routine, especially if it is a therapeutic one, but you may wonder what ingredients are in your mouthwash and what they do. Here are some of the ingredients commonly found in most mouthwashes and how they can freshen your breath, reduce the speed…

Cosmetic Dentistry: 7 Teeth Whitening Tips

Cosmetic dentistry is a beneficial branch of dentistry that helps you achieve the smile of your dreams, and one of our successful cosmetic treatments is teeth whitening! However, there are many things you can do to reach the white and bright smile you have always wanted, like: 1. Use over-the-counter whitening systems: There are many…

Do I Need to Visit a Dentist?

Have you ever found yourself wondering when you need to visit a dentist? Do you have an issue that makes you wonder whether or not you should make an appointment? Did you know that there are a few reasons that you should schedule a visit? Here are a few of them: For Your Baby: When…

Boost Your Self-Esteem Through Professional Teeth-Whitening

Do you feel self-conscious because your teeth aren’t quite as white as you think they should be? Do your teeth appear to have yellowed a little over the years? If so, you’re not alone. It’s actually quite common for smile lose its luster over the years. There are several factors that contribute to making your…

Can Exercise Harm Your Dental Health?

Exercise is great for your health because regularly working out strengthens your body, makes your immune system more resistant to disease, and helps you feel good. Exercise is great for your health, but can it actually harm your dental health? Studies have shown that endurance athletes have an increased risk for tooth decay. Why? Because…

What Happens When Teething Begins?

Your little baby is growing more every day, and the next thing you know they will start showing teeth. Primary teeth soon become visible in the mouth of your child, so here are a few of the things you need to know about teething. What Teething Is Your baby is born with their primary teeth…

What Are Dental Implants?

You’ve heard of crowns, bridges, and dentures as ways to replace missing teeth, but have you heard of dental implants? Dental implants are an excellent, stable way to replace missing teeth and can last a lifetime. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants consist of three parts: Implant: this is a titanium post fixed into the…

How to Floss the Right Way

There is a right way and a wrong way to floss. The wrong way won’t effectively clean your teeth and may even hurt your gums. But the right way ensures a clean mouth every time and prevents cavities and gingivitis. So how do you floss the right way? Wash Your Hands Before and after you…

Dental Glossary: Seven Terms to Know

In our experience, people don’t give much thought to their dental health, unless there’s a cosmetic concern or they’re in pain. Here at Gautier Family Dental Care, our ambition is to help our patients protect their smiles by maintaining excellent oral health. Sometimes practicing great oral hygiene is simply a matter of having a better…