What your family history says about your teeth
Did you know that your genetics may provide a window into your risk for oral health issues?
Four surprising dental statistics
All across America, people have greater access to preventive dental care than they did 50 years ago, but the numbers suggest we could be doing more to keep our mouths healthy. These surprising statistics hint at some oral health areas that could benefit from a bit more attention.
Periodontal disease – what is it?
Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gums and bone that support teeth. Gum disease is your mouth’s natural reaction to harmful bacteria. Think about what happens if you have a splinter in your finger for a while – your skin around the splinter becomes inflamed and tender. Our body reacts the same for any bacterial infection – including one in your mouth.
Water and your teeth
We’ve all heard about the health benefits of drinking water – more energy, healthier skin and more. But did you know it also helps your teeth stay healthy?
Should you brush your teeth in the shower?
For 4 percent of Americans, the shower is the ideal place to brush their teeth. But does your brushing location affect your smile?
Are you prone to cavities?
If it seems like every time you go in for a cleaning your dentist finds a cavity, you may be wondering: “Am I just prone to cavities?” Actually, you might be.
When should I take my child to the Orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child’s first visit with an orthodontist occur by the age of seven, and you may be asking yourself why! Just like periodic check-ups with your dentist and cleanings with your hygienist, the answer generally has to do with detection and prevention of potential future problems.
Dentists, your child and oral health
From the first visit through their teenage years, your child’s dentist has an essential role in their oral health.
Juice cleanses: How do they affect your teeth?
The holiday season leaves a lot of us feeling over-full and ready to detox, and many folks turn to a juice cleanse to help. We take a quick look on what that might mean for your teeth.