When was the last time you visited your dentist? You might think that if you’re not having any symptoms with your oral health that you won’t need to see a dentist. However, preventative care plays an essential role in protecting the health of your smile not just today, but...
Normal gum tissue is typically firm and has a more pinkish color tone. When the gums are irritated or inflamed, they can appear red and swollen. Healthy gum tissue is essential to the health of our teeth, as it helps to both support the teeth and protect the roots of...
Tooth pain can be uncomfortable at best and excruciating at worst. If your tooth or jaw is aching, you’re likely wondering what could be going on. There are several different conditions that could be causing your pain, and the only way to know the cause for sure is by...
Most people are familiar with common foods that can crack teeth or even cut gum tissue, including popcorn kernels, ice, and hard candies. However, protecting your smile goes further than avoiding these foods. The category of harmful foods is larger than you might think, and includes some common food items you didn’t know...
Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and accounts for cancers of the mouth, tongue, and the back of the throat . Like many cancers, if caught early, treatment is generally more successful than if the cancer is detected later. The goal of oral cancer screenings is to identify any...
Your baby is born with all their primary teeth already in their jaw. In rare cases, a child will be born with one or more visible teeth, but for the majority of parents, they won’t see their children’s teeth begin to come in until around the age of six...
Over the years, many foods have been recognized as being good for our teeth. When it comes to all the many foods we have the choice to eat, what are some surprising options that pack some major health benefits for teeth? The following foods may just help you keep...
We try our best to keep our teeth healthy, from brushing and flossing to eating a balanced diet. Doing the right thing for our oral health goes beyond those regular visits to the dentist, and the medical community is becoming increasingly aware of the link between oral and bodily...
Primary teeth, sometimes referred to as baby teeth, play an essential role in your child’s smile. Their health can influence the health of your child’s permanent teeth even before they erupt through the gumline, and baby teeth that are lost prematurely can impact more than the alignment of your...
Gingivitis is an oral health condition that causes gum inflammation. Gingivitis marks the beginning stages of gum disease and causes your gum tissue to appear red and puffy, when healthy gum tissue should be firm and pink. Although gingivitis isn’t technically gum disease, it can lead to full-blown gum disease...