Using tobacco in any form, including smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco, can affect your oral health. Tobacco can cause gum disease, stained teeth, oral cancer, and a higher risk for tooth loss, including from untreated tooth decay . Your dentist can tell if you smoke or chew tobacco when...
Did you know February is Children’s Dental Health Month? Children’s Dental Health Month is designed to encourage parents to take proper care of their children’s teeth, as well as to raise awareness of how common cavities are in young children. Children are susceptible to tooth decay as soon as they...
Dental implants are considered to be the gold standard when it comes to your tooth replacement options. The actual implant is a post that’s inserted into your jawbone during a procedure with an experienced dentist or oral surgeon. Once the implant is healed, a dental crown, fabricated from ceramic porcelain...
Your teeth and gums support you all year long by helping you chew and speak properly, and by helping you retain a youthful appearance. How have you been treating your smile lately?With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, consider showing your smile some love this holiday with some of these ideas...
Your gum tissue helps protect your teeth and hold them in place. Healthy gum tissue is usually firm and smooth, and shouldn’t bleed when you brush your teeth. However, if your gums are tender or bleeding, even if just when brushing or flossing your teeth, these could be signs...
Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to make an appearance in mouth. They typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 21, long after all the other adult teeth have already come in. The majority of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed,...
Your children’s baby teeth play several important roles. Not only do they help support proper development of their permanent teeth, but they also help your little one to speak and chew properly . While you took good care of your child’s teeth while they were infants and toddlers, as...
Oral thrush is a type of infection that occurs in the oral cavity. Also called oral candidiasis, this condition can cause white lesions on the tissues in the mouth. Other symptoms include a sore mouth and throat, a burning sensation in the mouth, a bad taste that won’t go...
Baby bottle tooth decay can happen when a child is exposed to the sugar in certain liquids for a long period of time, which can impact tooth enamel and lead to extensive tooth decay. Essentially, any liquid that’s not water can cause this condition, even breastmilk. Liquids such as milk, juice, breastmilk,...
A misaligned bite, also called a malocclusion, happens when your teeth don’t fit together correctly. You’ve likely heard of different types of misaligned bites, such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. While misaligned bites can cause aesthetic issues, they can also cause discomfort with eating or speaking. Some people with misaligned bites...