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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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Can Kids Brush Their Teeth Too Much or Too Often

2020-08-18T01:24:19+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

If you are a parent, reading the above title must have made you chuckle a little. I mean, is there such a thing as too much brushing when you probably have to remind your child to brush their teeth a dozen times every morning? While it's true that most kids don't like (or remember) to brush their teeth, it is also true that some kids do it too often for their own sake. And yes, too much brushing can be harmful to developing teeth - we'll tell you why in a bit. For now, are you familiar with the right brushing methods and techniques? Is There A Proper Way to [...]

What To Do For a Child With Swollen Gums

2020-05-19T03:42:27+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

When the word 'dental health' pops up, most people's minds immediately think of the teeth, and all the auxiliary care practices (including those painful visits to the dentist). However, effective dental care extends to the gums, which are as equally important as the teeth themselves. For one, if your child's gums swell - or have any other issue - they will experience varying levels of difficulty and pain when chewing their food. Hence, it's important to schedule a dental appointment as soon as any problems arise.   What Causes Swollen Gums? Swollen gums on a child are usually occasioned by the presence of bacteria in their mouths. Just like with [...]