An uneven gumline can affect the appearance of the teeth even if the teeth themselves are straight and even. Having an irregular gumline can make some teeth look too small or too large depending on the person. Too much or too little gum tissue can cause the gums to appear uneven. Some...
Alcohol is one of the most popular drinks in the world and seems to be present at nearly any occasion. However, although alcohol plays a role in many social occasions, this drink isn’t just harmful to tooth enamel, but is a risk factor for nearly every type of cancer. Tooth enamel is...
Oral thrush is an infection that happens in the mouth, caused by candida, a type of yeast that is present in the body. Essentially, oral thrush is a yeast infection that affects the mucous membranes of the oral cavity. How exactly does oral thrush happen and who’s most at risk for getting...
If you’ve had a cavity at some point in the past and gotten it filled, you might think you’re in the clear—the tooth is sealed, so nothing bad can happen to it, right? Unfortunately, tooth decay can still happen underneath a filling, especially if the filling has been cracked, worn, or otherwise...
You know you should visit your dentist every six months—but why do you need to get your teeth cleaned so often? Aren’t you doing a good enough job at home? The truth is that even with great home care habits, plaque still accumulates in places you can’t reach in your mouth. By...
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common condition in which plaque builds up on the teeth and can cause the gum tissue to become inflamed. As gum disease progresses, an active infection can ensue underneath the gumline, which can lead to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. While periodontal disease can...
The severity of dental fluorosis varies and while many people won’t have their appearance dramatically affected, others will. What exactly is dental fluorosis and what can you do about it?
What does an effective daily oral health routine look like? Is brushing and flossing all there is to it? The following pointers can help you compose the best oral health routine that’ll impress your dentist during your next checkup!
While flossing your teeth is still important, many people skip this essential part of their oral care routine. Flossing helps remove plaque and bacteria from the spaces in between your teeth that are impossible to reach with your toothbrush. Flossing can help prevent decay, gum disease, and bad breath that can come...
People need to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Whether your tooth decay has gotten to the point that an extraction is necessary, your wisdom teeth are impacted, or you have crowded teeth, sometimes extraction is the best option. Although a tooth extraction is generally a successful procedure, doing...