The connection between physical and mental health is one of the most confusing and difficult to research connections in medicine today. There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that suggests poor mental health can lead to poor physical health, but little specific evidence. However, a 2011 study conducted by the New York University College of Dentistry … Continue reading How Family Dynamics Effect Oral Health in Children
Having jaw pain is never fun, and it can cause complications with eating, drinking, and talking. There are many different explanations for jaw pain, including: TMJ or TMD Sinus problems Toothache Infections Tooth grinding Periodontal disease Although a dentist cannot address all of these problems, they can help you set a treatment plan for some … Continue reading What Jaw Pain Could Mean
Dental cavities are one of the most common dental issues facing Americans today. Roughly 91% of Americans between the ages of 20-64 suffer from cavities, and chances are—if you regularly visit the dentist—you’ve had a filling to repair damage caused by tooth decay. Modern dental procedures for cavities typically involve removing the damaged part of … Continue reading Tooth Regeneration May Soon Be Possible
It is common for women to experience problems with their gums and teeth during pregnancy. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause teeth to become sensitive as well as gum swelling and bleeding. Because of the changes to oral health during pregnancy, it is very important for pregnant women to practice good oral health care and … Continue reading Are Pregnant Women More at Risk for Periodontal Disease?
If you are the type of person who hates the dentist, then sedation dentistry might be right for you. People who suffer from extreme anxiety and fear regarding going to the dentist can now opt to be sedated during the procedure. If your dentist offers sedation dentistry and finds that you are a candidate for … Continue reading A Guide to Sedation Dentistry
If you think that cavities are solely associated with children, think again! You may have made it through your younger years cavity-free, but it doesn’t mean that you are 100% safe from those painful decay formations. Cavities are not found in children alone; they can occur at any age. According to Judith Jones, a general … Continue reading You’re Never Too Old for Cavities!
When it comes to proper brushing technique, there are a lot of conflicting methods coming from different sources. Toothbrush companies say one thing, while your dentist may say another. Brushing in small circular motions, brushing in short strokes, which type of brush to use, how hard to brush, and when to do so are all … Continue reading Dentists Finally Decide on The Proper Brushing Technique
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