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What Do You Need to Know About Dental Care While Pregnant?

2022-09-13T17:28:04+00:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: Dental|Tags: , , |

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience. However, it is not devoid of financial, physical, or mental challenges.   Health-wise, every day is a challenge, as there are always things that you need to do to safeguard your baby’s health.  This article covers the dos and don’ts of oral health during pregnancy, which is usually left out of most prenatal health discussions. Dental Visits While Pregnant Regular visits to a dentist are more crucial than ever during pregnancy. This is because morning sickness and vomiting in the early months can damage your teeth, gums, and tongue, as vomit is highly acidic.  Admittedly, the thought of a painful examination and the dentist potentially shoving [...]

How to Know If You Grind Your Teeth and How to Stop Doing It

2022-08-15T21:07:32+00:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , |

A significant population of Americans experiences stresses from time to time. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, most Americans worry about the future, crime rates, politics, and violence. Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is an oral health complication often related to stress and anxiety. Although occasional teeth grinding isn’t harmful, the condition can yield severe oral complications in the long run. Understanding Teeth Grinding Teeth grinding (Bruxism) is an oral health condition in which patients grind, clench, or gnash their teeth when awake or during sleep. Although stress is a leading cause, you may experience teeth grinding if you have a misaligned bite, broken, or missing teeth. Bruxism [...]

What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

2022-07-05T20:51:03+00:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , |

The tongue is a vital organ that helps in tasting and swallowing food. Apart from the usually known roles, it is also a significant indicator of your health status.  For instance, patches on your tongue can be harmless, but they may indicate the presence of an underlying illness in the body. What then should you look for in your tongue? Here are vital tips on what the tongue says about your general or oral health. Whitish Coating Your tongue should have a uniform shade of pink in normal conditions. However, sometimes, it could be whitish if you don’t brush your tongue often. If the whitish coating doesn’t go away after [...]

What You Should Know About Birth Control and Oral Health

2022-06-07T21:52:29+00:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: Dental|Tags: , , |

One of the most significant life decisions women have to make is birth control. Generally, various birth control methods are mostly categorized based on cost, mode of application, and the intensity of side effects. Although most women know that hormonal birth control techniques have side effects, very few know they can also affect oral health. So, how exactly can hormonal changes impact oral health? And what’s the connection between hormones and oral health? The Thin Line Between Hormones and Women’s Oral Health Most contraceptives work by altering estrogen and progesterone balance in the body. These hormonal changes can affect oral health or increase sensitivity to oral health complications. For instance, [...]

What Causes Bad Breath?

2022-05-09T17:39:54+00:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , |

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a dental health issue that can affect anyone. The good news is that it is easy to manage it, especially if you know the root cause of the problem.   Possible causes of halitosis include: Tobacco use Tobacco products such as cigars and cigarettes cause bad breath and put your body at risk of oral cancer and periodontal disease.  Consider living a healthier lifestyle by quitting smoking or chewing tobacco-based products. Food Foods such as onion, coffee, spicy foods, and garlic can also cause bad breath. After eating, ensure you brush your teeth, use mouth wash, or chew some sugar-free gum.  Dry mouth Dry [...]

How To Prevent Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

2022-04-15T23:55:46+00:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , |

Blood clots may sometimes dislodge prematurely from a tooth extraction area, leading to a dry socket. The condition is usually painful and prolongs recovery after tooth extraction. However, you can reduce the risk of dry sockets and resume your everyday life with proper dental care as soon as possible. What Exactly Is Dry Socket? It is a dental condition that mainly occurs after removing wisdom teeth. Typically, blood clots on the wound after tooth extraction, forming a protective layer on the nerves and underlying bones. But when the blood clot dissolves before the wound heals, it results in a dry socket. How to Prevent Dry Socket Dry sockets are treatable. [...]

Things to Know About Different Types of Teeth Whitening

2022-08-15T21:11:13+00:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

Let’s face it. Everyone desires a bright white smile. But unfortunately, most people’s teeth will lose their shine over the years, leaving their smiles looking dull and lackluster. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, it’s no surprise then that teeth-whitening is one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental procedures.  With a wide variety of products available in the market today, teeth whitening has never been more accessible and more achievable for the average person. In this post, we look at some of the teeth-whitening options offered today so you can make an informed choice on the right solution for your smile.  Home-based Teeth-Whitening Solutions Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste Regular toothpaste [...]

Is It Possible For Gum Disease To Cause Cancer?

2022-08-15T21:10:31+00:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

It is no secret that good oral hygiene is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. However, proper dental hygiene is not just limited to our teeth - it also entails taking care of our gums. As a matter of fact, gum disease has been linked to numerous health conditions, including diabetes, Alzheimer's, heart disease, and cancer.  So, what exactly is the correlation between gum disease and cancer? Keep reading to find out.  Relationship Between Gum Disease and Cancer Numerous research studies have found a strong link between gum disease and cancer.  One study conducted in 2017 with a sample size of 60,000 women found that individuals with a history [...]

How Do You Floss With Braces?

2022-04-11T20:41:14+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , |

Despite being remarkably effective at treating all forms of structural issues in the mouth like overbites, misalignments, overcrowding, and jaw disorders, braces can make it hard to brush and clean your teeth. As you probably know, lack of proper hygiene can increase your chances of developing long-term problems like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.  Fortunately, it is still possible to keep your teeth clean, and thus healthy, even while on dental braces although it takes some time and effort to get it right. Why And How Often You Should Floss When Wearing Braces Braces are held together by rigid frames called brackets that not only trap food particles but [...]

Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Braces

2021-12-14T19:26:10+00:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , , |

For the longest time, braces were only worn by the awkward kids in school and were a target of everyone else’s jokes. But as with everything else, the allure of braces has grown tremendously in recent years, thanks to technological advances that not only made them more effective but also allowed the introduction of “cool” features like fun band colors and customizable patterns.  Other functional inventions like clear brace aligners have also made it possible for adults to wear braces without fear of stigma. In today’s world, braces are cool, very effective, and can be worn by everyone. But before you book a visit to your orthodontist, there are a [...]