Apr 30, 2017
As far as habits go, if you can find one that benefits you then by all means start it! Chewing gum has been a habit that Americans have enjoyed for over 100 years. It has been used as a breath freshener, a tasty treat, and a means to break bad habits like smoking and biting the fingernails. However, there is another benefit to chewing gum that may surprise you.
Mar 31, 2017
The wisdom teeth get their name due to the fact that they come in during the years where young adults are said to be gaining wisdom to start out in life on their own. These third molars usually erupt between the ages of 15-25, years after the other teeth have been established. While not everyone develops wisdom teeth, most people do – and most people do not have room for them.
Feb 28, 2017
You only get one set of permanent teeth during your lifetime, so taking proper care of them is essential. Many people do not know that teeth are actually living features of the human body, therefore they are surprised at how easily they can become infected and damaged. Inside every tooth is its own root supply and lifeline. While the inner layers of the teeth are encased by tooth enamel, the hardest substance in the body, they are not invincible.
Jan 31, 2017
Having a dental emergency is an obvious situation, right? Well, in many cases this is not always true. While a tooth that has been knocked out or is in extreme pain is an obvious dental emergency, a cracked tooth is one that many people tend to overlook. A cracked tooth is often the start of many severe dental issues simply because people either ignore the signs, mistakenly assume that it is not a big deal, or they are completely unaware that they have suffered any damage to a tooth.
Dec 31, 2016
Everyone suffers from occasional bad breath. A particularly pungent meal, drainage from a cold, and hormonal changes can all affect your breath. However, if you face more regularly occurring bad breath that is affecting your personal and/or professional life, it is time to seek proper advice from your dentist.
Nov 27, 2016
Dental plaque develops due to the millions of bacteria that are present inside your mouth. On any given day, these bacteria are at work trying to break down particles that are left behind inside the mouth after eating and drinking. While the bacteria intend to be helpful, the method in which they go about their work is exactly the opposite.
Oct 27, 2016
Dental emergencies are most often stressful, painful, and scary situations for people of all ages. You only get one permanent smile, so protecting it from severe damage is essential. Knowing how to handle dental emergencies before they ever occur is the best method of ensuring that you take the proper steps in saving your smile.
Aug 29, 2016
When you think about your diet, considering the caloric count, fat content, and carbohydrate content all pertain to your weight, right? Well, yes, they do – but they also pertain to another aspect of your health that is often overlooked: the health of your teeth.