For some people it’s flying. For other folks it’s a snake. Going to the dentist is right up there with common phobias and fears. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We are not trying to make “light” of it, since it is very real for a large percentage of the population.
Extracting a tooth is usually a last resort for most patients and dentists. Most dental professionals will do everything they can to save a tooth, but sometimes it’s just not possible, especially with wisdom teeth. The aftermath will be painful and unpleasant,
Faithfully caring for your oral health is more important than you think. It’s not just about having white teeth. Gum disease can sneak up on you over time, and the inflammation it causes in your body can be detrimental to your health in numerous ways.
When you notice a gap in someone’s front teeth, you typically assume they have had this gap since they were quite young, but what if this gap happened recently? Let’s look at reasons why a person may notice a recent shift in their front teeth.
Have you recently asked yourself the question, should I start wearing a nightguard? If that is the case, there must be reasons why. Keep reading and find out why a nightguard is beneficial.
Why is flossing so important? Flossing removes food debris, plaque, and bacteria in difficult to reach places. If you don’t floss regularly, bacteria will calcify, turn to tartar, and lead to gum issues and gingivitis. You may have heard a water pick can do similar.
Cavities are quite common, and therefore, so are fillings for those cavities. How much do you really know about the material your dentist uses to fill that hole and why it’s important?
How serious is a tooth abscess? All infections can become serious, and a tooth abscess is one such infection inside your teeth roots and gums which can quickly spread to other areas. Don’t delay in getting treatment. Let’s find out why.
Scientists have been studying the connection between dental health and heart disease for many years. Some studies seem to confirm an association or connection, however, others do not. More research is needed to definitively prove the connection. Let’s review the studies and why many believe there is an association between the two.
With a new focus on preventing smoking for the younger demographics, it’s common to see a commercial about the detrimental effects of smoking on your overall health. While they often present yellowing teeth as a terrible side effect (which it is),