Are your gums sore and swollen? If your answer is yes, then you might have gum disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gum disease is a very prevalent health condition in the US, with 47.2% of US adults aged 30 years and above living with some form of gum disease. Sadly, the risk of developing a gum disease also increases as the person ages. Gum disease is a type of condition wherein the gum’s soft tissues and the hard structures that support the teeth are infected and inflamed.(more…)
We all want to maintain good oral health. Brushing and flossing daily can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum diseases. In addition to these daily prevention methods, a healthy dental routine also includes regular dental checkups. Your dentist helps you determine and checks if there are dental issues or problems that will arise.(more…)
We all know the importance of flossing in keeping our teeth in top condition. Like brushing your teeth regularly, flossing daily helps remove the food particles that are stuck in between your teeth, thus helps prevent the buildup of plaque, bad breath, and gum disease. Unfortunately, many people tend to skip flossing for two reasons — one, they think that brushing their teeth is already enough preventative care, and two, it can be a tedious experience.(more…)
Getting that healthy, pearly white smile can be easy – only if you take dental cleaning as an essential part of your self-care routine. Caring for your teeth takes more than just brushing it twice a day or flossing daily. Sure, it does keep your teeth healthy but in order for you to ensure your teeth’s health and possibly prevent dental problems in the future, you need to visit your dentist and do regular dental cleaning.(more…)
A cavity is a common dental condition that affects almost everyone. According to a report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics in 2011-2012, about 91% of Americans aged 20-64 years old had dental cavities in their permanent teeth. Moreover, 30% of this population has untreated cavities.(more…)
Do you wake up every morning and feel jaw pain? You start to wonder what causes it. Is it your tooth or your jaw muscle? When you feel sleepiness all throughout the day and jaw or face pain, it is more likely that you have a condition called bruxism or teeth grinding. Clenching or grinding occasionally is normal but when it happens regularly, it can cause damage to your teeth making you susceptible to a lot of oral health issues.(more…)
Playing sports is fun. It allows you to be active and develop your skills such as perseverance, teamwork, determination, discipline, and social skills. However, no matter how friendly the sport may be, one should still be aware of the potential injuries that he or she may get while playing. In fact, according to Stanford Children’s Health, more than 3.5 million injuries related to sports are being reported every year; and the majority of these are knocked out teeth.(more…)
Gum diseases: How To Avoid?
How do gum diseases occur? Why does it go unnoticed? Gum disease will start when there is a plaque buildup under and along your gum line. Plaque is a sticky substance and it is damaging because it is filled with bacteria. This plaque is responsible for gum infections, which can lead to gum diseases and tooth decay. Although gum disease is usually painless, there are symptoms that you can take note such as:(more…)
Despite the advancements of technology for dental care, many of us will still suffer from tooth loss at some point in our life. In fact, 69% of adult Americans have lost at least one permanent tooth. Reasons can include having a tooth removed due to injury, decay or infection. However, if you lose teeth during your adult years, you don’t have to be toothless for the rest of your life, thanks to dental implants.(more…)