Jan 06, 2018
A number of factors contribute to receding gums, including genetics, diet, aggressive brushing and other habits. Thus, it’s fair to say that gum recession is a common oral health problem. Even so, the severity of it determines what, if any treatment is needed. If you are worried about your receding gums, it is best to schedule an appointment with your dentist to find out what to do next.
Dec 28, 2017
When it comes to dental care, what you believe directly impacts your oral health. For instance, if you believe that dental checkups might be painful, you’re probably going to put off going to the dentist. Unfortunately, this is one of many myths that have been passed by word of mouth and are now embedded into our culture (Medical Daily). With this in mind, perhaps now is the time to dispel these rumors and learn the truth.
Dec 14, 2017
If you’ve been told that you need a root canal, chances are, you might be a little nervous. Maybe this is because you have a friend that claims that their root canal was a horrible experience, or perhaps the phrase “root canal” sounds intimidating and painful. Whatever the case, it’s important to understand that root canals are widely misunderstood. Thus, if you’re wondering if you should be afraid of a root canal, the answer is no.
Nov 26, 2017
As plastic coatings placed on the occlusal surfaces of molars and premolars, Dental Sealants are a tried and true way to stop decay. As reported by Colgate, the chewing surfaces of back teeth contain fissures, or grooves. As one can imagine, these “indentions” make teeth vulnerable to decay, particularly for children and preteens that are still learning how to clean their teeth effectively. While fluoride goes a long way in strengthening and protecting teeth, dental sealants act as a barrier to plaque and other sticky debris.
Nov 20, 2017
Embarrassing as it may be, has someone told you that you have bad breath? Have you noticed that your gums are red and inflamed around the edges of your teeth? Perhaps you’ve noticed a little bleeding or tooth sensitivity when you brush. You might have Gingivitis, and while these symptoms do not constitute a dental emergency, they should not be overlooked or ignored.
Oct 27, 2017
Many continue to believe that regular dental checkups are about checking for cavities and assessing one’s ability to brush and floss well. Sure—dental visits do address those things, but they accomplish much more. For instance, the tongue is one area that dentists pay attention to, as it has become a tool used to track a patient’s oral and overall health. Thus, what is your tongue telling you?
Sep 27, 2017
When teeth are badly damaged or decayed, dentists might suggest a dental crown, or cap. Crowns provide extraordinary protection for teeth. Colgate reports that crowns have the ability to hold together broken portions of teeth and stabilize dental bridges, while also covering teeth that are discolored.