What Are Sugary Drinks Doing To Your Oral Health?

When it comes to keeping your family’s oral health in check, it is very important to ensure your they brush and floss their teeth twice a day. Keep in mind this is equivalent to being mindful of what they put in their mouth. Causes It’s widely known that regular intake of sugary beverages is not good for your body, including …

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Definition Cracked tooth syndrome occurs when a tooth has a crack that is challenging to identify until the gum life, or too small to show up on X-rays. It appears often on molars. Signs & Symptoms Most people experience cracked tooth syndrome as pain or discomfort when biting into food, or when teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures. …

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

Do you have yellow teeth? Are you looking for a smile makeover? It’s best to start by evaluating your whitening needs and goals by looking at the color of your teeth and your habits or other factors that may have caused discoloration: Diet: Certain foods that are high in tannins, such as red wine, are potential causes of yellow teeth. …

How to Prevent Bad Breath

You can stay one step ahead of bad breath by improving your daily oral hygiene. Sticking to a consistent daily oral hygiene routine may help eliminate the problem completely. Here are six steps we recommend to keep bad breath from making its way into your mouth: Choose Your Toothpaste Wisely: Use a toothpaste that’s proven to fight cavities and plaque …

Nutrition and Oral Health

Overview Eating a well-balanced diet helps your body get the nutrients needed for good overall health. If your diet is low in nutrients your body needs, your mouth will most likely have a difficult time resisting disease and infection. How Does Nutrition Affect Oral Health? A poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Foods high in starches, …

Do You Grind Your Teeth At Night?

Definition Bruxism is also known as grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. It’s a very common condition that affects approximately 30 million to 40 million children and adults in the U.S. Signs & Symptoms If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing bruxism: Contractions of the jaw muscles A grinding sound at night Tight or painful …

Types Of Fillings

  A filling helps restore a damaged tooth from decay. It protects it from bacteria and brings the tooth back to its normal shape. Dentists will consider many different factors when it comes to choosing which type of filling is best for you.   Here are a few types of fillings your dentist may recommend: Composite Fillings – Composite fillings …

Gingiva

Your gums are the soft tissue that lines your mouth and surrounds the teeth. As well as making your smile look good, gums create a seal around your teeth that protects the delicate nerves from bacteria and disease. Healthy gums are pink and firm. Depending on age and poor hygiene can lead to the development of gum disease. This disease can …

What is Root Canal Treatment?

  What is a Root Canal? A root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth’s pulp in the center of the tooth. After the damaged, dead, or diseased pulp is removed the remainder is cleaned and filled. Many years ago teeth were completely removed if the pulp was diseased. Now days root canal treatment can save many teeth! Most …

Dental Plaque

Have you ever thought about gum disease? Dental plaque germs can cause permanent damage to your teeth. You can fight the germs with toothpaste, a toothbrush, and dental floss. There are a few different ways to protect your teeth and gums from disease and plaque.   What Is Dental Plaque? Just because your teeth look clean does not necessarily mean …