Ever have a bad habit that you just can’t break? Chewing on ice may be a habit that can break your teeth. Before you start crunching on the last bits of cubes left in your glass, or reaching for ice chips to busy your mouth, there are a few things you should know: 1. Teeth … Continue reading Don’t Chew on This: The Clear Hazards of Ice
While there are many fads out there that claim to be beneficial for your general or dental health, oil-pulling actually is. It can reduce the number of cavity causing bacteria as well as reduce the tooth-eroding acidity in the mouth. Studies have also shown that oil pulling can reduce the plaque index of your mouth. … Continue reading Fighting Dental Cavities with Oil Pulling
Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material such as amalgam or composite resin. The new treatment technique, developed by King’s College London … Continue reading Could Fillings Be a Thing of the Past?
The body is an intricate network working together, so if one system is failing the others suffer as well. While it’s important for everyone to maintain proper oral health, diabetics need to pay extra attention to keeping their mouth healthy. This becomes clear in the varying ways that diabetes can also impact oral health. 1. … Continue reading Ways that diabetes can affect your oral health
Pregnant women are at risk for gum disease because of hormonal changes in their bodies. Gum disease poses health risks to both the mother and the unborn child – but using alcohol-free mouthwash may lower the risk of preterm delivery! Premature births are nearly 13% of all births in the US, and pose many medical … Continue reading Can mouthwash lower premature birth rates?
While candy is a well-known culprit when it comes to tooth decay and cavities, it is also known as the downfall of many weight loss plans. When times get tough, we seem to always reach for the unhealthy treats, and it turns out that there is a scientific reason for us. A study done by … Continue reading Your Brain on Candy
While you may have switched to a sugar substitute to save your waistline, it is possible that it could be saving your enamel as well. Sugar substitutes do not have the same effect on teeth as sugar does. While sugar fuels the bacteria in plaque, creating acids that wear away at teeth, sugar substitutes lack … Continue reading What Sugar Substitutes Mean For Your Teeth
If you’ve found a sore inside of your mouth, don’t mistake it for a contagious cold sore. Canker sores come and go on their own, and don’t spread to other parts of your body or to other people. You don’t have to necessarily start taking any medications, but you may need to change something in … Continue reading What is a canker sore and how can it go away?
Swallowing doesn’t seem like strenuous exercise, but consider the fact that people do it on average 2000 times a day and suddenly it starts adding up. Most people can handle this rigorous exercise routine, but people with missing teeth or poor tooth alignment have to put a little bit more effort into swallowing, resulting in … Continue reading Are Your Teeth Responsible for That Headache?
Having a baby is a challenge of its own, but have a teething baby is a whole other challenge. We know that oral health for your little one is very important, so here is a guide for you to follow regarding your baby’s teeth. Your child is born with their 20 primary teeth present in … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth