Gingivitis is known as the early stage of gum disease, a serious condition that affects the soft tissues surrounding your teeth. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from gum disease, and for most patients, it is often preventable. Before gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) sets in, its symptoms can be seen in the … Continue reading The Signs of Gingivitis
America is in the midst of a very real craze that is bubbling throughout the nation: seltzer. Between seltzer waters and “spiked” alcoholic seltzer beverages, it’s time to bring something to everyone’s attention: the effects of fizzy drinks on your smile! Indeed, retail sales of fizzy beverage grew 88% in the last six years, and … Continue reading Is Sparkling Water Bad For Your Teeth?
Teeth are very strong and powerful. Our teeth crush, tear, and cut up food, which makes our lives so much easier. But how much power are our teeth actually packing? Well, when it comes down to it, our teeth are way stronger than we ever expected. When you chew, you run the risk of biting … Continue reading Chomping Habits
Thousands of people deal with some form of anxiety. In addition to affecting the lives of those who deal with them, anxiety can be difficult to manage. However, something that people with anxiety disorders may not have realized is that their anxiety could be affecting their oral health. Roughly one in six adult Americans are … Continue reading Social Anxiety and Teeth Grinding
When you think about dental hygiene for your kids, are brushing and flossing the only things that come to mind? These two items are highly important to maintain good oral health, but recently, the American Dental Association “recommends earlier fluoride distribution for children,” meaning parents will have to put a tad more effort in caring … Continue reading Beaver Enamel: What Can We Learn?