When someone enters their late teens or early twenties, their wisdom teeth usually begin emerging. At this point, regular dental practice is to remove the wisdom teeth since up to 90% of the population doesn’t have room for them in their mouth. A commonly asked question is “why do we have wisdom teeth if there’s […]
If you’re a pregnant woman, it’s very important that you visit your dentist regularly. Evidence suggests that serious gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can cause premature birth and low birth weight. In fact, the risk of having a premature baby is seven times higher for women with severe gum disease. When women are pregnant, […]
With so many different toothbrushes on the market, people can get a little overwhelmed. In any drug store, there is an endless array of brushes in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Luckily, there are a few simple guidelines that can help you pick out the perfect toothbrush for your mouth. First of all, most dentists […]
With 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. quickly approaching retirement age, it is natural they may soon be facing many health issues, including dental problems. However, unlike their parents’ generation, baby boomers have grown old with their teeth due to healthier lifestyles, education about health and teeth issues, fluoridated drinking water, and fluoride treatments […]
Most people believe their smile isn’t white enough, or that they have a crooked tooth or two that could be realigned. This desire to have the best smile possible drives people to look for ways to correct the problem. I am a perfect example. I’ve always had a decent set of teeth, but as a […]
Night has finally arrived and your amazing blind date is coming to an end. He walks you to the door and you start to fidget with your keys in hopes that he’ll lean in for that goodnight kiss. He leans in, begins to open his mouth and your excitement quickly begins to diminish as you […]
Where does bad breath come from? It’s an age-old question that has plagued almost everyone in his or her everyday lives. I mean, let’s face it, just about everyone has been face to face with someone who has bad breath, or you’ve actually been accused of it yourself. So what’s to blame for this embarrassing […]
Recalling a conversation a friend and I had over dinner a few months ago we discussed the possibility of her having veneers put on her teeth. I was highly against the idea as I think her smile is already beautiful but her defense was that the veneers would give her an extra boost of self-confidence […]
A common misconception among many people is that brushing is a strong enough defense against oral health issues. Let’s look at the mouth in terms of a football game. The opposing team which in this case are considered to be food particles and hygiene problems such as gingivitis and halitosis are trying to do their […]
The intensity of such sports as football, hockey, and lacrosse can bring a level of danger to one’s teeth. Wearing an ADA approved mouth guard can be very beneficial for protecting a person’s mouth while playing in these dangerous sports. According to the American Dental Association, mouth guards, which typically cover the top portion of […]
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