Many parents have the misconception that teething causes diarrhea. What’s the correlation, you may ask? It is believed that the excess saliva that comes with teething can affect the gastrointestinal system. However, although there is no evidence of a causal relationship, this idea may not be completely baseless, as teething babies put a variety of … Continue reading The Teething Myth You Have to Stop Believing
An infection in the mouth is never a fun situation, especially when it can lead to an oral abscess. An abscess is a pocket of pus caused by infection, and they can exist in the mouth as a periapical abscess (if it’s in the tooth) or a periodontal abscess (if it’s in the gums). Oral … Continue reading How an Oral Abscess Can Affect You
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how irritating they can be. Constant sniffling, sneezing, and headaches can take a toll on your mood and ruin your plans. But did you know they may also influence your dental health? Here are some common ways your seasonal allergies can mess with your mouth, and how … Continue reading Can Seasonal Allergies Impact Your Oral Health?
Not all chewing gum are created equally. Although people have been chewing gum for centuries, there’s a critical difference between gum that can help your teeth and gum that can ruin your teeth: sugar! Sugarless gum has been shown to have oral health benefits and can even help to prevent tooth decay! In fact, chewing … Continue reading Why Chewing Gum is Good For Your Oral Health
There are many reasons why teeth can become discolored. Dentists have categorized causes of tooth discoloration into 2 types: Extrinsic and Intrinsic. Extrinsic Staining – This type of discoloration is usually superficial and appears yellow and spread out over the entire tooth. It’s normally a result of eating food or drinking beverages that have very … Continue reading Tooth Discoloration? Here’s How To Fix It!
Reports indicate that 30 to 50 percent of U.S. teens consume energy drinks, and that 62 percent consume at least one sports drink a day. While the drinks hydrate and offer energy and minerals, there’s a side of them that most don’t talk about. Sports drinks are full of acid and sugar used to enhance … Continue reading Sports Drinks: Here’s the Catch
Turns out you can have straighter teeth by mail! Well, at least that is what a few by-mail-only orthodontia companies believe. In an effort to help patients save money, some orthodontic companies are having patients send their impressions to them by mail instead of going in for a dentist’s consultation. While this approach may save … Continue reading Straighter Teeth in a Snap
Real Smiles vs. Fake Smiles Everyone does it… and everyone fakes it. A smile is a natural expression of how we are feeling, as well as a facade for how we want others to view us. Since a smile can be both disarming and deceiving, how can we learn to trust one? Smiling is an … Continue reading Mona Lisa Smile: Can you tell the difference between a real and a fake…smile?
Whether you’re trying to keep anything unnatural out of your mouth and body, reduce your carbon footprint a little, or simply are in a pinch because you ran out, there are plenty of reasons you may want to try making your own mouthwash. Luckily, there are a few different ways to go about it, all … Continue reading Natural Mouthwash
A breakthrough in the field of mouth sensors, scientists and engineers at Tufts University School of Engineering have created a wearable mouth sensor that’s small and unobtrusive. Previous devices had bulky wiring or required wearing a mouth guard, so this device is a game changer. The tooth-mounted device contains bioresponsive materials that can sense chemicals … Continue reading Tooth-Mounted Sensors to Track Your Mouth