Questions about your teeth probably pop into your head while you’re brushing and flossing. But then at your dental visit, the dentist asks, “Any questions?” Your mind is blank. “Um, no I don’t think so.” Still, we know you have dental questions, so here are the answers to some of the most common.
A dead tooth sometimes referred to as a “non-vital tooth,” is a tooth no longer receives blood flow. Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Maintaining your dental health and hygiene is just as essential as maintaining other elements of your overall health and well-being. Regular checkups with a dentist can ensure that you’re getting the care and treatment you need. It’s ideal that oral health concerns be detected early, resulting in improved outcomes from effective treatment. One example is … Continue reading Oral Cancer: Early Detection Is the Best Prevention
Image via Flickr by Randall Wick Bad breath can be embarrassing at best and anxiety-inducing at worst. It’s easy to see why stores stock entire aisles with mints, gum, breath freshening sprays, mouthwashes, and more. But covering up an embarrassing odor does nothing to solve the problem. Bad breath actually develops from poor dental health … Continue reading Bad Breath: Causes and Treatments
Many people turn to at-home remedies to whiten their teeth, but do you know fact from fiction? Here are some common quick-fix teeth-whitening myths.
While of course, you must take care of yourself overall during the flu, it is also important to pay attention to your dental health when fighting illness.
Jaw pain is a common problem — with a lot of different causes. Some of these are things your dentist needs to address, while others may require a doctor’s care.
You may have had stomatitis and not even realized it. That’s because this condition is often called other things.
Baby teeth are essential to your child’s health. Healthy baby teeth will pave the way for stronger adult teeth. When you help your children take good care of their teeth, you are starting habits that will last a lifetime.
Flossing is important for many reasons, but mainly, it’s the key to fantastic oral health.
Mouth ulcers (also known as canker sores) are generally small, painful lesions that develop in your mouth or at the base of your gums.
Typically, people breathe in and out through their nose, but some breathe in and out through their mouth, which is known as mouth breathing.
Itchy gums is a growing epidemic. If you feel your gums have a strange, itching sensation, you’re not alone. This complaint is becoming more common.
Dental health is important to everyone, but if you have certain health conditions, your oral hygiene is a higher concern. Diabetes is one such condition.
Got a gap? Even adults may lose a tooth sometimes. Here’s why you should talk to your dentist immediately about replacing a lost tooth:
Not everyone needs a movie-star perfect smile, but most of us want to smile confidently — without feeling self-conscious about our teeth. Good oral hygiene is the most critical factor in achieving a fantastic smile.
The two most common oral care problems people have or hear about are plaque and tartar. It’s easy to assume the two are the same thing, but they are actually different and require different treatment.
There are many options for improving your oral health, from getting cavities filled to avoid further damage to whitening your teeth to remove stains. However, the best option is to try to do all you can to prevent these issues. The CDC found that 90% of adults have had a cavity in their lifetime. That’s … Continue reading The Worst Food and Drinks for Your Teeth
Want to skip this holiday? We don’t blame you, but there is no need. National Toothache Day is about spreading awareness and educating people on the importance of dental health and the prevention of toothaches.
With a looming dental appointment, some people will attempt to ramp up their dental hygiene in the weeks and days leading up to their appointment date. But most dentists agree that you don’t need to change your hygiene habits before a dentist visit. Some even believe that doing these things can actually hurt your oral health.