Saturday, 16 June 2018

Teaching Children Dental Routines

Protecting Vulnerable Teeth

Children's teeth are more prone to cavities than adults. They tend not to brush properly, and they tend to eat frequently during the day. Acid is produced in the mouth when eating and when teeth are not as clean as they should be. Subsequently, plaque tends to develop more rapidly, which will hasten the rate of cavity development. We encourage parents to supervise their children's daily dental routine until they can clean their teeth accurately by themselves. We explain how to make better nutritional choices to help maintain their teeth and offer the application of a fluoride varnish to mineralize their teeth to drastically reduce their potential for sustaining a cavity.
de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Bad Breath (also known as Halitosis)

Learn more about Bad Breath, which is also known as Halitosis.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Full Mouth Dental Rehabilitation

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation with Physiologic Dentistry

It takes more than regular cleanings and the occasional filling to achieve strong oral health. And your oral health plays a key role in maintaining the overall health of your entire body. Many patients who've experienced trauma, illness, bite irregularities, and even common wear and tear are also undergoing other chronic health problems that they don't realize began in their mouth. Tooth grinding, TMJ, periodontitis, and odd-shaped or missing teeth can combine to bring about headaches and migraines, earaches, toothaches, chronic bad breath, and a variety of head and neck pain.
Dr. de Bruin will discuss your symptoms, concerns, and goals. After a thorough examination, including digital X-rays, photos, and imprints of your mouth, he will review treatment options and build a plan to address your obstacles for reaching ideal dental health.
Dr. de Bruin has been trained comprehensively in physiologic dentistry. We've effectively treated many patients who have pursued relief from their pain from physicians, chiropractors, and neurologists only to be told they're a difficult case. Physiologic dentistry entails specific treatment procedures that deal with your jaw joints and how your teeth mesh together. The proper alignment of your teeth and jaws allows the resulting stresses upon your mouth, head, and shoulders to begin to ease as well.
Don't worry, we encourage phased treatment and offer financial planning that will put your perfect smile within reach. At de Bruin Dental Center, we want your teeth to last a lifetime!
de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

How to Fight Mouth Germs and Keep Your Smile Healthy

Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Brenna Stone

Does the thought of mouth germs taking up residence on your teeth make you feel a little uncomfortable? It should! Masses of harmful microorganisms in the mouth can form plaque, the sticky substance that adheres to the teeth and gumline. Plaque can really harm your teeth and gums. When it isn't removed by regular brushing and flossing, it can lead to cavities and gum disease! Find out what you can do to reduce the amount of germs in your mouth.

Regular Toothbrushing
Toothbrushing is a powerful tool for fighting germs. At the minimum, brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; once after breakfast and once before going to bed. There is no harm in brushing your teeth more frequently. You can brush after meals to cut down on plaque formation and to freshen your breath. Spend a full two minutes gently brushing all surfaces of your teeth and your tongue. Use a toothpaste like Colgate Total that is designed to keep your mouth clean and to fight germs.

Bacteria can flourish on your toothbrush as well. Change your toothbrush when it begins to look worn, according to American Dental Association. The American Dental Association recommends switching to a new brush about every three to four months. It is best to leave your bristles in the open air; a closed, moist environment can harbor more bacteria. Also, don't share brushes; it is possible to transfer mouth germs this way.

Don't Forget to Floss
Daily flossing is another important way to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Flossing can help to remove plaque from places that your toothbrush can't reach. Slide your floss in between the teeth. Also clean at the base of each tooth, removing plaque and food debris from underneath the gum line.

Your Diet and Mouth Germs
What you eat can also help to support a healthy smile. Eating lots of sugary and starchy foods will increase the amount of sugars that are available for bacteria in your mouth to thrive upon. Try cutting back on sweet treats and snacking on fresh fruits and veggies instead. When eating grains, be sure to choose whole grains.

Take good care of your teeth with daily brushing and flossing. Eat a balanced diet and see your dentist for regular check-ups. Your dentist can check for signs of cavities and gum disease, the dental hygienist can also clean your teeth, removing the plaque and tartar (hardened dental plaque) that is on your teeth. With excellent oral hygiene, mouth germs don't stand a chance!

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com.

de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com