Professionals recommend that adults, just as children, should visit a dentist at least once every six months. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of which is the chance to spot receding gums and determine if they are a problem. Contrary to popular belief, receding gums are not harmless…but they can be …Read More
If you’re reading dental health tips online, chances are you are already conscious of the impact of oral health. So, you probably know the basics: Brush at least twice a day, floss, avoid sugary snacks, and so on.
Tartar on teeth is a common problem that dentists see every day, but few people know what it is or why it is a problem. This is too bad since tartar is not only a sign of poor hygiene habits but also the beginning stage of other more severe problems, like gum disease.
We always teach kids good oral hygiene, but as adults, it can be challenging to keep up. Proper hygiene and professional dental care are important for adults, too. Unfortunately bad habits, forgetfulness, or simple lack of caring lead adults to neglect their mouths — with unfortunate consequences. Should dental care be at the top …Read More
There are many bad habits for your teeth. Most of them we do, day in and day out, without even being aware of them…or the impact they have on our health. Identifying which habits might be hurting your mouth can save you tons inexpensive dentist and orthodontist bills down the road.
We have all heard about dentists since we were children. But not all dentists are the same. Some dentists, such as orthodontists, specialize in certain treatments to improve the look, feel, and function of our mouths. So, which should you see?
Some of the most preventable health problems children face are dental health problems. And yet, roughly one in six children (17.5%) age 5 to 19 years old suffers from untreated cavities and/or tooth decay, according to the CDC.
Swollen gums are a common symptom of several oral health issues. Many causes of swollen gums are easy to treat, but if ignored they can become serious problems.
Ready for your visit to the dentist? Whether it’s your first time visiting a new dentist, or you just haven’t been in a while, here’s what you can expect from your first dentist appointment.
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. If you’ve ever experienced tooth decay (otherwise known as a “cavity” or “caries”), chances are you’ve had a filling. Dentists use fillings to repair and replace cavities that would otherwise leave the soft inner tooth (known as “dentin”) exposed. Without a dental filling, untreated cavities can …Read More