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    How to Stop Waking Up With Dry Mouth

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    Having a dry mouth in the morning is an extremely unpleasant thing. Your breath is pretty raw, you have a deep desire to drink some water, and you wonder why it’s happening.  It’s relatively normal to have this happen every once in a while. The state of your mouth depends on your nightly routine and what things you consumed the night before waking up. That said, a dry mouth could be a side effect of a deeper problem.  Whether you have a problem or not, it’s useful to know the cure to waking up with dry mouth.  Waking Up With Dry Mouth: The Cure The root problem is a disruption of your mouth’s production of saliva. Saliva exists in our mouths, first and foremost, to protect our teeth.  It neutralizes the acids that come as a result of bacteria in our mouth. This prevents the growth of that bacteria and serves to clear out some of the food particles that we build up during the day. Getting rid of that bacteria keeps our teeth white. Again, it’s normal to have a little flux in the way our mouths make saliva. When the production goes down the drain, we wake up…

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    4 Tips to Help Keep Your Teeth White

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    Your smile is so important, that’s why 48% of people believe that a person’s smile is what leaves the biggest impression. So that means it should be equally important to you to keep your teeth white and healthy. There’s no reason to feel ashamed of your teeth yellowing, it happens to almost everyone. But it is crucial to remember that it’s up to you and only you to do something about it. 1. Keep Your Teeth White by Reducing Yellowing Factors One of the best ways to keep your teeth white is keeping your teeth away from things that will stain or yellow them. What Causes Teeth Yellowing? There are so many different things that can cause your teeth to yellow, from the things you ingest, to your general health, and even your hygiene habits. Here are some of the causes and things you might consider staying away from: Dark liquids- There are certain darker liquids out there that are notorious for yellowing and staining teeth. Things like red wine, dark sodas, and black coffee. Smoking- There are certain properties and chemicals in cigarette smoke that will cause your teeth to become more and more yellow over time. Lack of…

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    How to Floss Your Teeth Correctly Every Time

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    If you’re like most people, you give lots of attention to your pearly whites. But not enough attention is given to what really counts – your gums. Without healthy gums, your beautiful teeth are at risk of falling out. Periodontitis affects about 47.2% of the American adult population. This ranges from mild to severe periodontitis, and some have more advanced cases of periodontal disease. So unless you want to become a part of this growing population, you need to learn how to properly floss your gums. Now, let’s review the proper techniques, so you’ll know how to floss your teeth correctly. How to Floss Your Teeth Learning how to floss your teeth isn’t hard at all. You can use the following method with basic floss found at your local pharmacy or supermarket. Make sure to wash your hands beforehand, since your fingers will come into contact with your mouth. 1. Wind the Floss The first step is to take 18 inches of floss and wind it around your middle or index fingers. You may find the middle finger to be a better option, so it will allow your index finger to manipulate the floss as needed. Eighteen inches of floss…

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    How To Keep Your Teeth Clean

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    Brushing Brushing your teeth is the number one way to keep them clean and healthy. Brushing your teeth removes plaque and food from the surface of the teeth. Cosmetic dentists recommend the average person should brush their teeth twice a day. The best times to brush your teeth are in the morning after waking and in the evening before bedtime. Some people are instructed to brush their teeth more often. For example, people with braces should brush after each meal. There are two popular types of toothbrushes to choose from: a manual toothbrush and an electric toothbrush. Manual toothbrushes are inexpensive and are made with a variety of bristle strengths – soft, medium, and hard. Most patients should stick to soft bristles unless otherwise directed by the dentist. Electric toothbrushes are designed to achieve a deeper clean than a manual toothbrush. As long as you stick a regular cleaning routine, either type of toothbrush will keep your teeth clean. Flossing While brushing your teeth is the best way to clean your teeth, a toothbrush is unable to clean between teeth. To remove the plaque and food from between your teeth you will need to floss regularly. Flossing should be done…

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    Benefits of Proper Oral Care

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    Keeping Your Teeth Clean and Healthy Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is important for your physical appearance, hygiene, and overall health. Not only does it feel great to have clean teeth, it also benefits you in other ways. Maintaining good oral health can prevent chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis. If you have ever been in a social situation and noticed your breath could use freshening up, you know how embarrassing bad breath can be! Halitosis can be caused by different factors, but the most common cause is poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene leads to tooth decay which creates the odor known as bad breath. If you notice that your breath has a foul smell that isn’t remedied by brushing the teeth, be sure to schedule an appointment with your Alpharetta dentist. The sooner tooth decay is addressed, the better chance of reversing your halitosis. By practicing a proper oral health regimen, you can keep bad breath at bay! Oral Health This includes taking care of more than just your teeth. One of the most common oral health issues is gum disease. Development of gum disease is most often the result of poor dental care. Gum disease,…

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    Keeping Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

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    Did you know that the health of your child’s teeth is partially determined before the first tooth even breaks through the gums? Thanks to genetics, some children start out with healthier teeth than others. There is also research that suggests the mother’s diet during pregnancy may have a positive or negative effect on the health of their child’s teeth. This makes it even more important to introduce a good oral care routine at a young age. Every child is different, and some will enjoy dental care more than others. Being consistent and sticking to a routine will get them off to a good start! When To Start On average, babies “cut” their first tooth (or teeth) between 6 months and a year old. Once the teeth start to come in, it is important to begin properly caring for them. For an infant who has not started solid foods, you can use a clean, wet cloth to gently wipe the teeth down after feedings and as needed. Once the baby starts eating solid foods, a soft bristled, small tooth brush can be used with warm water to gently clean the teeth. Once your child is able to hold the toothbrush on…

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    Welcome To Our New Website!

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    Welcome to the new home of www.golsendental.com! We will be adding and making adjustments to the site as more time goes by. Please stay tuned! We appreciate your patience.

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