Everyone knows that eating too much sugar can cause tooth decay and cavities. But did you know there are other hidden ways your diet can negatively impact your oral health? Unhealthy Diet & Your Immune System Your immune system keeps you strong and healthy… but it needs the right fuel to work effectively. If you … Continue reading The Impact Your Diet Has on Your Teeth
Having a tooth removed can be painful enough without the fear of developing a post-extraction dry socket. A dry socket is a hole in the mouth that is created after a tooth is removed. The hole is typically covered by a blood clot, which protects the nerve from exposure to food, air, and other elements. … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Dry Socket
According to a spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry, there are a few things you may be doing that are destroying your teeth… Brushing too soon after eating Consuming acidic foods and beverages is a part of everyone’s diet. Whether it is a citrus fruit or a glass of wine, these contain a lot … Continue reading 3 Habits That Destroy Your Smile
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