Impacted wisdom teeth happen when there’s no room for your wisdom teeth to emerge. Your third molars will try to erupt through your gumline, but due to an underlying problem, won’t be able to. What this means is that wisdom teeth get stuck either underneath the gumline or only partially...
The human mouth houses 32 teeth—which means that molars, incisors, canines, and wisdom teeth all need a place in your mouth. For some people, there just isn’t enough room for all their teeth. Due to genetics, some people have smaller mouths that aren’t able to accommodate every single tooth. When this happens, teeth...
Do you love sports as much as we do? People prepare for the big game in all kinds of ways. You may attend a party, make a dish for a friend’s get-together, or just relax at home with family. Regardless, having some snacks during the game is as essential...
While your dentist has certainly told you many times about the importance of flossing your teeth regularly, it's important to note that regular flossing is just as important for your oral health as brushing. One of the challenges when it comes to brushing is that the bristles of a...
The health of your teeth and gums are dependent on several factors, one of the most notable being adequate saliva production. Your teeth were meant to be protected by your saliva—when there’s not enough saliva present, your entire mouth suffers. This can influence gum disease, bad breath, cavities, and...
Our teeth are an essential part of our daily lives and would be almost impossible to live without. They provide us with the ability to speak, chew, and play an important role in our facial structures, giving us a full and youthful look. Knowing the different parts of a tooth can help...
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...
If you suffer from pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you may feel discomfort when chewing, speaking, and yawning. For some people, the pain of living with a TMJ disorder can happen even when the jaw is still. While seeing your dentist will give you your best options to properly treat TMJ...
Taking care of your smile is more than just brushing and flossing—it’s also being choosy about the foods you eat. Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, but there are plenty of other foods that can damage your teeth as well. These include hard foods that can...
Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your smile. Although grinding your teeth here and there might not seem like a big deal, the cumulative effects of this condition can cause serious damage to your oral health. How exactly does teeth grinding...