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What Do You Need To Do In A Dental Emergency?

2022-11-11T01:59:01+00:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Picture this. You’re out in the park with your kids, and they’re having a good time playing with other kids as you chat with other parents. Suddenly, you hear your 4-year-old son let out a shrill cry, and you realize something has gone wrong. As you rush to check what has happened, you notice that one of your son’s front teeth has been knocked out, and he’s bleeding profusely from the mouth. This scenario is not far-fetched, and accidents like this are pretty commonplace. So, as you try to console your son, you may wonder what to do next. The truth is that depending on how you respond; your son [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

When is it Time to Replace a Toothbrush?

2021-12-14T19:27:33+00:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

How often do you change your toothbrush? It is normal for us to restock essential minerals and vitamins, change beauty products and get rid of expired food. Unfortunately, our dental hygiene often gets the least amount of attention compared to other areas of our routine. Fortunately, we are here to help. Below are general tips and guidelines you should follow to maintain optimal dental health. When to change your toothbrush According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should change your toothbrush every 3 months. Due to frequent use, toothbrushes go through the usual wear and tear. Over time, they become ineffective to perform their primary duty, which is getting [...]

What are the Medical Benefits of Braces?

2021-10-18T18:11:10+00:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Dental, Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , , |

In modern times, braces have become a common solution for misaligned teeth. However, apart from straightening teeth and providing beautiful smiles, there are plenty of health benefits that teenagers and adults alike can derive from wearing braces. These include: Improved Bite While braces are commonly worn to fix crooked teeth, they are also effective when it comes to correcting a poorly aligned bite. A ‘bite’ is a dental term that describes the manner in which the upper and lower teeth fit together. The presence of gaps in your mouth due to missing teeth or misaligned teeth can make the process of chewing a lot harder. In more severe cases, a [...]

Why Dental Fillings Are Important

2021-08-03T18:11:34+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Statistics from the National Institute of Health indicate that over 78% of people are more likely to develop tooth decay before their 17th birthday. Poor dental health and hygiene are the main culprits as far as tooth cavities are concerned. If you don’t observe the guidelines of oral health and hygiene, you are prone to lose the enamel of your teeth gradually. The enamel is the hard, outer layer of the teeth and its role is to protect your teeth from damage.  Enamel erosion will inevitably make your teeth vulnerable to plaque buildup and decay. Your teeth will have cavities that come in the form of holes. Without proper treatment, [...]

Foods That Are Beneficial for Your Gums and Teeth

2021-10-18T18:16:53+00:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

No matter how much effort we put into taking care of our gums and teeth, gum diseases remain among the most prevalent oral conditions in the world. You may brush and floss your teeth regularly or even go for the occasional dental checkup, but these are not enough to protect you from oral health issues. According to a study by the IADR and AADR, 50 percent of adults in America aged over 30 years have some form of periodontal disease. This is equivalent to over 67.4 million adults with dental health problems. The type of food products that you eat can help ensure that your gums and teeth remain healthy. [...]