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. …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Halitosis

*medical term for bad breath* Approximately 1 out of 5 people suffer from halitosis. Most of the time, the cause for bad breathe is preventable and much more simple than you’d think. Very rarely a person’s bad breath may require medical attention.   Causes: Smoking- Smoking is a major cause of bad breath. It can cause multiple different oral infections …