Are you always covering your mouth when you talk? Or constantly reaching for a piece of gum? Well, you’re not alone. Having bad breath is common; but the causes are usually easy to fix. Some of the causes of bad breath include: • Bacteria • Food • Tobacco use • Poor oral hygiene • Periodontal … Continue reading Are you self-conscious about having bad breath?
Many people believe that the easiest way to get nutrients to children is through fruit juice. Or so we thought. Commonly, one would assume that fruit juice is a substitute for eating natural fruit. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics that is not the case; for children under one year old that is. Although … Continue reading Fruit Juice Should Not be Given to Children under One Year Old
According to an epidemiological study, the risk for periodontal disease is increased for patients with excess weight. In a report made by MedPage Today (5/17, Minerd), it is suggested that inflammation is likely to be a reason for such an increased risk. After considering multiple different aspects, the study found that people with a body … Continue reading Increased Risk for Gum disease Caused by Obesity
Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. And, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 5 years after diagnosis only half will be alive. These statistics might come as a shock to you but, no worries, oral cancer can be easily detected by having regular screenings. A lot of people assume that … Continue reading Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings
Several months ago articles were released that questioned the benefits of flossing. Associated articles stated that there was a lack of evidence that proved flossing to be effective. Well, the dental world believes that flossing is still a crucial part to your oral hygiene. To start off, judging the benefit of flossing is tough because … Continue reading Don’t Drop the Floss
It seems like people are always looking for different ways to whiten their teeth. There are so many tips out there for DIY teeth whitening but it’s important to do your research before trying them. Sometimes natural teeth whitening can do more harm than good. One idea is that apple cider vinegar and certain fruits … Continue reading Teeth Whitening Dos and Don’ts
Did you know that half of American adults suffer from gum disease? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number increases to 70.1% for adults who are 65 years and older. For those that don’t know, periodontal disease is a chronic gum infection that damages gum tissue and can destroy the jawbone. … Continue reading How Gum Disease Affects Older Women
Bruxism may not be a common term, but it is definitely a common issue. So, what is it exactly? Bruxism is a fancy word for teeth grinding. Grinding your teeth has many causes and usually takes place during sleep. One of the top causes for someone that grinds their teeth is stress. Also, someone with … Continue reading What is Bruxism?
Do you keep track of how long you’ve been using the same toothbrush? Most people don’t. In fact, most people don’t even know the recommended length of time to use a tooth brush. Brushing your teeth tends to be a part of your daily routine that you don’t even think about but it’s important to … Continue reading Toothbrush Tips