As research continues to produce evidence that there is a close relationship between physical and oral health, dentists are at the center of a battle involving early detection of oral cancer. The recent presidential election has brought more attention to the substantial rise in Human Papillomavirus Cancers. While HPV is closely associated with cancer of Read more »
Different foods and drinks can affect your teeth. Foods and drinks that contain high amounts of sugars and carbohydrates help create bacteria in your mouth that hurt your tooth enamel soon after you enjoy a snack or meal. That is why it is very important that you brush your teeth after you eat, so that Read more »
Toddlers have temporary baby teeth that will fall with time, and later they will be replaced with a set of adult teeth. This often makes their parents think that it isn't important to take care of their childrensâ€™ first set of teeth. This assumption isnâ€™t really good for their childâ€™s dental health. This may lead to Read more »
A jaw condition known as Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ) can be very painful and affect muscles that control jaw movement. An estimated 10 million or more Americans suffer from this problem. One of the remedies of this potentially long-term dysfunction is the use of implant dentures. Nature and Causes of TMJ The lower jaw, Read more »
The old saying that "you are what you eat" may not be literally true, but there are certainly some foods that are better for your health than others. The same is true about these certain foods and your teeth. While sugary and sticky foods are bad for your teeth, others can actually help you maintain a Read more »
When tooth enamel is worn or the root of the tooth is exposed, it can cause difficulties. People with sensitive teeth can experience temporary pain when brushing, flossing and consuming food or drinks. Other conditions that can cause temporary pain include a cracked or chipped tooth, Read more »
While it's important to see a dentist regularly every six months, sometimes there are situations that require more immediate attention. Such emergencies include accidents when teeth get knocked out, chipped, fractured or pushed out of position. Other injuries to the mouth tissue, tongue or lip can also warrant a single-visit dental implant.
Bad breath is inevitable. It plagues everyone at some point in life. Whether you struggle with bad breath on a regular basis or have occasional bouts that make people keep their distance, it's important to understand the common causes of bad breath and how they can be treated.
Tooth erosion consists of the tooth's protective enamel layer getting worn away. While erosion can occur naturally from biting and chewing, specific habits and conditions can accelerate the process, including the following: Sugary foods and drinks. Plaque bacteria feed on sugar. When the bacteria digest the sugar, they produce acid, leading to tooth erosion. Acidic foods Read more »
A bone graft is used to recreate bone and soft supporting tissues that have been lost as a result of periodontitis or another gum disease. What it's used for Bone grafts are a common treatment option for periodontitis, which involves inflammation of the gums and other structures that support the teeth. Over time, the bone support and Read more »