What Are My Teeth Made Of?

Despite what many may think, and their white, skeletal appearance, teeth are not actually bones.   Teeth are made of multiple tissues of varying density and hardness. Your teeth begin at the roots, which consist of nerves and blood supply embedded in a substance called pulp. This pulp is then wrapped in a bone-like substance called...

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What Are My Teeth Made Of?

Despite what many may think, and their white, skeletal appearance, teeth are not actually bones.   Teeth are made of multiple tissues of varying density and hardness. Your teeth begin at the roots, which consist of nerves and blood supply embedded in a substance called pulp. This pulp is then wrapped in a bone-like substance...

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Amazing Animal Teeth

At Honce Dentistry, we’re used to looking into human mouths, and while all humans have the same sort of teeth (adults have 32 etc.), teeth come in all different shapes and sizes in the animal kingdom. Now we know this doesn’t really have anything to do with human dentistry, but we just find this stuff really interesting (it seems...

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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes: Which is Better?

When it comes to the matter of whether manual or electric toothbrushes are more effective for your oral health, the answer is not one-size-fits-all. Personal preference plays a part, as does the recommendation of your dentist, the size of your mouth, and the condition of your teeth. When they are used properly, there is little difference...

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What To Use When You Run Out of Toothpaste

We’ve all been there… we’ve all thought that we had an extra tube of toothpaste kicking around only to realize, at 11pm as we go to brush our teeth before bed, that we were mistaken, and we don’t have any toothpaste left! Luckily, you don’t have to go to bed with bad breath, there are a few at-home solutions...

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Is Your Smile Affecting Your Self-Esteem?

Your smile can affect your self-esteem. After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, it’s also one of the main things you see when looking in the mirror. If you’re not happy with your smile, it’s easy to see how that can affect your confidence and self-esteem. Many may feel that a crooked or...

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How To Choose The Right Toothbrush

There are a lot of toothbrush options out there, so how do you know which one is right for you? Rather than buying whichever toothbrush is on sale, take note when you try a new brush as to whether or not you are able to comfortably reach all of the surfaces of all of your teeth with it. Most adults will do best with a toothbrush head...

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Tips For Getting Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

At one time or another, most children go through the “I don't want to brush my teeth” phase. For the parents that deal with this challenge on a daily basis, it can be an exhausting and worrying time. Obviously, teeth brushing is essential to dental health and it is important to get kids into the habit at a young age. While...

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Tips for Preventing Cavities

Cavities are very common. In essence, a cavity, also called a dental carie, is tooth decay that is caused by a mix of bacteria and sugar and/or starch. The sugar and/or starch can be present in our food or drink, and when the bacteria mixes with it, it forms an acid. It is this acid that erodes away the hard surface (enamel) of the teeth...

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