Because your mouth may affect your pregnancy, you should make sure you’re seeing your dentist at least for your six month appointments. Rising hormones can cause things such as swollen gums, in turn causing a good trap and leading to an irritation or possibly an infection. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease make sure you are being seen every 3-4 months. It’s been suggested that the risk for premature delivery has been linked to gum disease. Read more »
You may be sitting next to your dog or cat and he or she may have some pretty bad breath. What you may not know is that animals can produce the same plaque buildup as people do. Ideally, you would want to brush your pets teeth daily to reduce and remove plaque buildup, but it tends to be a very challenging task that doesn’t always happen. There are different ways around it…. one thing you can try is to rub your pets teeth with gauze and include a dab of toothpaste specifically for animals. Read more »
Your teeth play very important role in every day activities. They Are needed to eat, speak and stay healthy.
First off, there are two stages and sense of human teeth. The first our primary, or baby, teeth and the second our permanent, or adult, teeth. These teeth develop in different stages and although have different timing each set of these teeth are similar.
There are four different types of teeth with very important roles to perform in your mouth. Read more »
I don’t know about you but I love make up. Sorry man but unless you’re wearing lipstick this blog is not for you. Here is a handy guide to help your smile look whiter.
First off wearing lipstick works similarly to other types of color correcting. Depending on the problem area, other make up is worn with warm or cool tones to correct different imperfections on the face.
Choosing a shade that helps bring out the white in your teeth can be a difficult thing. Read more »
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a disease involving the blood vessels and the heart. It represents almost 29 % of all deaths in the United States. Gum disease and heart disease have many similarities, for example, inflammation is common in both cases and can contribute to narrowing coronary arteries and also breaking down the tissue that holds teeth in place. There has been research recently that suggests there is an association with CVD and gum disease. Read more »
- A high percentage of patients who reported depression also reported an aching mouth. Also half a bit it to having their teeth to be in fair or poor condition.
- Depression can lead to temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders that can cause restriction of jaw and even pain.
- If you are taking medications for depression, the side effects can increase the risk of periodontal disease, oral infections and tartar buildup. Other side effects may even weaken teeth and gums and cause them damage.
- Be selective with what you let your kids have. Some candies can cause damage to your teeth so try to avoid those at all costs. Some examples are caramels or hard candies, anything chewy or acidic. Try to stick with chocolates as they are soft, easy to eat and won’t stick on your teeth.
- Teach your children to eat in moderation. This isn’t just for Halloween but considering the amount of candy children receive,
Believe it or not our tongue is a vital part of our oral and overall body health. Keeping your tongue clean is a very important part of your oral hygiene. The easiest way to do that is to brush your tongue. What you may not know is that our tongues hold over 10,000 taste buds, And double the amount of bacteria. Bacteria that hide out on our tongues can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. Read more »
First off a tooth should never be extracted unless a dental provider has been consulted. With that being said there are specific reasons why it’s a better idea to extract the tooth. Most dental providers will not extract a tooth without discussing the pros and cons. Many will also recommend getting an implant in place of that tooth. An implant will help to keep healthy bone around the site where the original tooth was lost. Read more »
- Soft bristle toothbrushes. Soft bristle toothbrushes are best because they do not cause gingival recession
- Discard brushes after sickness. Toothbrushes can have microbal buildup, which can cause sickness to reoccur.
- Don’t brush too hard. Over brushing can erode enamel and irritate gums. After time it can cause an increase sensitivity and recession of the gums.
- Drink lots of water. Water is not only important for overall health,