Many in the dental care industry focus on what good oral care means for your smile. While oral health is important cosmetically, it may encourage more people to practice good brushing and flossing habits and have regular dental checkups once they realize that oral health is linked to overall...
If you’ve ever been dehydrated, you know the feeling of a dry mouth. Your mouth may feel sticky or uncomfortable, or your breath may be less than pleasant. Dry mouth is a condition that has consequences for your oral health, especially if you suffer from chronic dry mouth, sometimes referred...
Brushing your teeth is an important event that should ideally happen two times every day. Although many people are consistent about brushing their teeth, few people brush everywhere they need to in their mouths. Due to the grooves of teeth and hard-to- reach back teeth, spots get missed and plaque can build up....
Having snacks throughout the day is a very normal habit that most people engage in. However, if you’re snacking constantly, this practice could be harming your smile more than you think. While eating, your mouth produces saliva to help you chew and swallow food. Saliva also helps to prevent plaque from building...
Gum disease is something that is common among many people, and can have a serious impact on one's health if not identified and treated early. It can be treated though if you visit a dentist on a regular basis and practice good oral health on a regular basis. While...
Gingivitis is a word that refers to inflammation of the gums, and defines the early stages of gum disease. While not full-blown periodontal (gum) disease, gingivitis will eventually lead to gum disease if not treated, and should be taken seriously. It’s generally easier to treat and reverse gum disease at...
Although the link between cigarettes and diseases such as cancer was long suspected, it wasn’t until the mid 1960s that warnings were finally issued and the public became aware of the dangerous effects of cigarette smoke. Cigarette smokers are more prone to many different illnesses. In addition to increasing your risk for asthma,...
  If your opinion about gum disease is that it does not impact many people, then you should know that, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), estimates are that up to three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease today. This disease can take...
Your baby will go through many changes as they grow throughout the first few months and years of their life. Infants typically get their first tooth between the age of six months and one year, so oral care during this time is essential. Babies can get gum disease and even experience tooth...
An infection of the gums can be painful and threaten your oral health. But what exactly causes someone to get a gum infection? Here’s how gum infections happen and how they’re treated.