There are many procedures that occur in a dentist office beside the standard check-up. Unless you were born with perfect teeth you will likely end up having one or more of these and will likely want to learn about what exactly is going on in your mouth. Most of the common procedures involve having things affixed to your teeth for ...Continue Reading »
10 Unusual Facts About Teeth
Teeth are often an unsung hero of our body. We do not always think about permanent teeth or baby teeth or give them the credit they deserve, but they are a truly amazing feature that can tell us a whole lot about ourselves. You probably already know that our teeth contain a wealth of information about our health history as ...Continue Reading »
Best Mouthwash for Sensitive Teeth and At-Home Remedies
Eating and drinking are two of life’s great pleasures. If you are unable to enjoy one or both of these due to sensitivity in your teeth then you are probably very interested to find a way to deal with the problem so you can eat and drink whatever you want again. And people suffer from many problems often due to ...Continue Reading »
Can You Die from a Tooth Infection?
Most of us have had some level of problem that has involved a visit to the dentist. It could be more serious issues such as root canal treatment, an abscessed tooth or other dental abscess, a dead tooth, a painful wisdom tooth coming into minor issues like a bacterial infection that causes pain or just a little bad breath. Although ...Continue Reading »
Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual: Which Is Better for Your Teeth?
We generally consider products with technological upgrades to be superior to their less advanced counterparts. Motorbikes are faster and take less effort to ride than a bicycle. Digital clocks are easier to read than analog. Everyone knows that the refrigerator with the touch screen and paired iPhone app is way better than your mom’s relic from the ‘80s, right? Not ...Continue Reading »
How Do Underbite Braces Work?
Most people do not have a bite that results in their top and bottom front teeth resting exactly together and some need orthodontic treatment. Usually, the upper front teeth overlap the bottom teeth by some amount, which is called an overbite. In some cases, there may be a large horizontal gap between the two sets of teeth and the overall ...Continue Reading »
Is an Electric Toothbrush for Braces Okay?
When you get braces installed the dentist may send you home with a brand new toothbrush that has a little spool on the end to get all the bits under your wires clean. This is a nice gesture, but is it really necessary if you already have a fancy electric toothbrush at home when wearing braces? If you are nervous ...Continue Reading »
Is Smoking after Tooth Extraction Okay?
Oral surgery is something that many people will experience at some time in their life. A common coming of age surgery is getting the wisdom teeth extracted sometime in their late teens or early twenties. At any point in life, disease or injury may lead to needing a tooth or two extracted. After the surgery, it can take a few ...Continue Reading »
Waterpik vs. Floss: Which Works Better for Flossing Your Teeth?
Flossing. It’s something that we all tell our dentist we do, but most of us are probably lying. Perhaps about the frequency or even the fact that we do it at all, but most of us do not floss twice a day as recommended by the ADA. The reason for this is that it takes too long can be a ...Continue Reading »
What Causes Gap Teeth and Can You Create a Gap?
Having gaps between teeth, called diastema, is a very common condition among both children and adults. Gaps can appear between any two teeth for a variety of reasons. The most obvious instances of diastema are when the gaps are situated between the front teeth and, therefore, highly visible whenever the person talks or smiles. However, you or people you know ...Continue Reading »