Although widely enjoyed around the world, alcohol is still considered to be toxic to the body, especially in large amounts. From what we know about alcohol and its health risks, evidence is conclusive that this beverage absolutely plays a role in your oral health. Whether you enjoy a drink a day, a...
Thumb sucking is a normal and soothing habit for babies and toddlers. While most children grow out of this habit during their toddler years, some parents are faced with the reality that their elementary-aged child is still sucking their thumb. Thumb sucking is usually harmful if it persists beyond the ages of...
Wearing braces can provide you a beautiful smile, however dental hygiene is a very important part of the process. Since it can be a challenge to clean your teeth correctly and thoroughly while wearing braces, using the correct tools to clean your teeth can help to make brushing and flossing with braces easier...
Gum recession is an uncomfortable condition in which the gum tissue actually begins to pull away from the teeth. You may notice that your teeth look longer, or notice discolored areas between your gumline and your teeth. Receding gums can cause tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, and can affect the...
Cleaning your teeth is a practice you likely don’t give much thought to on a daily basis. For many of us, brushing and flossing our teeth has become so routine that we do it without thinking. However, hopefully you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day to keep your teeth...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that can affect people of all ages. It’s most common among middle-aged men, but anyone, including infants, can have the disorder. During OSA, the airway collapses and produces pauses in breathing that can last for a minute or longer. People will wake up gasping...
Plaque is a substance that’s constantly forming in our mouths. It results from our oral bacteria feeding on what we eat—and plaque is a waste product of that process. Plaque can feel like something fuzzy covering your teeth, but is more or less invisible until it builds up. Removing plaque daily is...
With over 47% of adult Americans having gum disease, it’s important to know your risk for this oral health condition. Gum disease has the potential to ruin your smile if left untreated. Gum disease can cause the ligaments that hold teeth in place to weaken, therefore causing loose teeth. In fact, gum disease...
Your toothbrush is one of the most important tools you use to keep your teeth clean and healthy—but what do you do when it comes to keeping your toothbrush clean and healthy? Toothbrushes do best when they are stored in optimal conditions and are replaced every few months. Keeping your toothbrush clean...
A root canal is a procedure done by an experienced dentist or an endodontist, a specialist at saving natural teeth. During root canal therapy, damaged or infected nerve tissue is removed from the center of the tooth, enabling the patient to keep their natural tooth and avoid an extraction. Root canal therapy can...

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