It’s easy to take advice we’ve heard about taking care of our teeth as fact. But are the things you’ve heard—or practice in your daily oral care habits—true? Here, the top dental health myths are debunked to help you better care for your smile and have healthy teeth and...
A tooth infection can start out as a mild ache and turn into a much more serious problem. Besides being painful, a tooth infection can eventually lead to a tooth extraction, so getting treatment as soon as possible is always a good idea. But how do you know if your tooth...
Diabetes is a chronic disorder in which the body isn’t able to use or make insulin correctly. This leads to too much glucose, the body’s sugar, the in blood, which can affect your health, including your teeth and gums. Untreated diabetes—in which blood sugar is uncontrolled—can especially affect your oral cavity, leading to...
Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth, lips, gums, upper throat, and tongue. Any tissue in the mouth or throat that develops cancer can be referred to as oral cancer. Dentists are often the first professionals to come into contact with oral cancer, as they conduct screenings during your regular exam that...
Getting married is one of the most important days of many peoples’ lives. This event is usually marked by gathering of friends and family, and pictures to commemorate the occasion. Preparing for your wedding day includes more than booking the venue, hiring a caterer, and sending out invitations. A wedding is an...
Your baby’s first tooth will typically emerge between six months and one year of age. As soon as your baby has teeth, they are susceptible to tooth decay, making it essential that you properly care for your baby’s oral health. How can you keep your baby’s teeth healthy as they grow? Here...
Plaque is a substance that coats your teeth and makes them feel rough or fuzzy, whereas brushed teeth should feel smooth. Plaque is mostly bacteria, but can also contain food particles. As plaque is constantly forming in the mouth, daily brushing can remove plaque before it has a chance to turn into...
It’s commonly accepted that sugar is bad news for your teeth. Sugar is highly acidic and can wear away tooth enamel, not to mention cause bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. But sugar is an enjoyable part of so many dishes and treats, which often leads people to reach for...
There are many kinds of medication that are known for affecting teeth, primarily by causing dry mouth. However, not all of these medications are prescriptions. Did you know that there are over the counter (OTC) medications that can affect the health of your smile? Many common medications can lead to dental health...
Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, so hearing that you need a tooth extracted can be devastating. Your oral healthcare professional will do everything they can to save your tooth. However, in some cases, extraction may be the only treatment option. While every smile and every case is unique, here...