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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

4 Reasons To Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

2020-10-19T18:41:56+00:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

When your child starts to teeth, you may find it difficult to stick to a brushing routine (and understandably so) as the teeth are too few, and due to how difficult it is to hold the baby down during the brushing. However, according to dentists, promoting healthy dental practices for kids should essentially start as soon as they get their first teeth. For one, healthy teeth make a good building block for a lifetime of good health and happiness. More specifically, it benefits you and your child in the following major ways: It Provides The Groundwork for Good Oral Hygiene Practices During Adulthood  As mentioned above, any kid's dentist will [...]

The Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

2019-08-07T04:48:09+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Maintaining healthy teeth entirely depends on the type of food you consume. Whether you are a vegetarian or have a sweet tooth, a healthy diet - in regards to maintaining healthy teeth - is all about moderation and variety. Essentially, your regular diet should contain varied foods from each of the five major food groups: proteins, carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, and dairy.  Basically, a balanced diet provides you with adequate minerals and vitamins, which helps to improve your dental health. On the other hand, a poor or unbalanced diet weakens your immunity, leaving you vulnerable to opportunistic diseases such as gum disease. That said, here are 9 of the best foods [...]

The Truth About Sugary Drinks and Your Smile

2019-05-22T04:17:59+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

It may seem that sugar is in a lot of your drinks and food these days. If your diet or lifestyle is anything like that of the average American, you may be right. Sweetened beverages have become a commonplace occurrence. You can find them cooling in fridges at convenience stores or gas stations. You can get them from vending machines, or purchase them at the grocery store. They may even have vitamins or electrolytes or frequently contain caffeine. Even if they do say that they have fruit or are all natural, are they? Overall, these sugar-laden drinks are not healthy. This is true when it comes to dental health. Harmful [...]