Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Some habits are worse than others, and some habits are actually good for you. Smoking is a bad habit, while drinking eight glasses of water each day is a good habit. Biting your fingernails is a bad habit, while chewing gum can be a good habit. Yes, you read that correctly: chewing gum can be a good habit – one …

Wisdom Teeth Removal

While all people are different, there are many similarities that everyone shares. Most people develop 32 permanent teeth, yet most people’s mouth can only hold 28 comfortably. These extra four teeth are known as the third molars, or wisdom teeth. These teeth tend to develop in the later teen years through the early 20s, long after the other permanent teeth …

Root Canals

Damage of any kind to a tooth requires necessary intervention by your dentist as quickly as possible in order to save the tooth. Teeth are living features inside the human body, and they can be injured and die without proper care. Fear and anxiety are often causes for people to avoid going to the dentist because they are scared of …

Signs You Have a Cracked Tooth

When it comes to emergencies, most people assume that they are all obvious and indicate a dire need for evaluation. While some issues most certainly present themselves with signs that indicate the need for immediate intervention, this is not true for all dental emergencies. A cracked tooth is one of the most commonly overlooked dental emergency simply because many people …

Dealing With Bad Breath

Bad breath is a common issue that everyone deals with from time to time depending on what they eat, drink, or whether or not they are ill. However, some people find that they are constantly plagued by bad breath that has a negative impact on their social and/or professional life. If you are dealing with bad breath on a regular …

What is Plaque?

Plaque is a thick buildup that occurs throughout the body and prohibits certain aspects from functioning properly. Plaque buildup that occurs in the arteries does not allow proper blood flow to and from the heart, leading to significant health issues. Plaque buildup that occurs inside the mouth leaves your entire oral health susceptible to infection, decay, disease, tooth loss, diabetes, …

Caring For Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush was designed to help you clean your teeth. Can you remember the last time you replaced your toothbrush? Do you know how old your toothbrush is? If you answered no, then it is time to get a new toothbrush! Below are tips for caring for your toothbrush in order to keep it as clean as possible between replacements: …

Your Diet and Your Teeth

Many people correlate their dietary choices with their general health and their weight. While their diets definitely have an effect on these, there is another area that is commonly overlooked when it comes to dietary choices: the teeth. When you stop and think about it, it makes sense that your dietary choices affect your teeth because every food and beverage …

Tooth Restoration

Your permanent teeth are meant to last you a lifetime, yet there are many circumstances in life that interfere with the achievement of this goal. Infection, decay, damage, injury, and trauma can all cause the health and the appearance of a tooth to be compromised. Tooth restorations are dental procedures done with the specific intent of correcting issues so that …

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

A stop on any drug store’s oral health care aisle will supply plenty of options for toothbrush colors, toothpaste flavors, and bottles of mouthwash. While your dentist has repeatedly reminded you about the importance of brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily, you may not have heard much information regarding mouthwash. Yet, with all of the options available …