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...
With over 4 million people in the United States alone receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s no surprise that people want straight teeth! Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for looks. Straight teeth actually encourage a healthy oral cavity, which means a reduced risk for numerous dental health issues—but why is this? Here are just a few...
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,...
In addition to your regular oral care habits such as brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, your diet can supplement a great smile. What we eat directly impacts our mouths in terms of acidity and bacteria due to the pH of our saliva, which nourishes teeth. However, what we eat also indirectly...
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....
There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late. This is why it’s essential to visit your dentist for checkups to get screened regularly for any problems. Here are just a few of the diseases people experience and why...
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a devastating infection that is actually the leading cause of tooth loss for older adults. There are indeed different types of gum disease, all of which result from similar bacteria and all of which can severely damage your smile. The good news is that all...
A periodontist is still a dentist, but these professionals have an additional three years of training to become specialists in all things related to your gums. This includes the prevention of gum disease, diagnosis of gum disease, and the treatment of gum disease. Sometimes, periodontists will even help patients with...
It’s estimated that over 64 million Americans have some form of gum disease. Ranging from mild to severe, this is one health problem you shouldn’t ignore. If you have any of the signs of gum disease—from bleeding while brushing to chronic bad breath—it’s imperative that you get a dental checkup as soon...
Although approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point, some people won’t have a problem with these third molars and will leave them in. Wisdom teeth erupt anywhere starting from age 17 to age 25, so as an adult, you’ll be responsible for getting your...