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…)
A toothache is a pain that could be sharp, throbbing, passing or constant, in and around a tooth. One of the most common sources of a toothache is a decaying tooth. You may think that tooth decay is only caused by poor oral hygiene; but did you know that tooth decay could be a sign of other medical conditions? Here are the most common diseases that can cause tooth decay.(more…)
When you are pregnant, you are excited about your little bundle of joy. This is the time when you should be more aware of your overall health including your dental health. When you schedule a dental checkup, you may be asked to do dental x-rays. Of course, because you are pregnant, you are worried if it is safe.
Having a child is a gift and a rewarding job. However, having children also allow the parents to experience some challenges especially during the teething process. A child may show irritability, experience fever as well as gastroenteritis. Often times, parents just wished the teething process will end only to find out that when a baby develops all his/her teeth, it will erupt and eventually, your child will lose them to be replaced with adult teeth. (more…)
Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a challenge. However, getting them to brush them correctly can be an even bigger task. Each day, children juggle school, activities, and family events, all while trying to learn to take care of themselves. In order to make this easier for them, here are our O’Donnell Family Dentistry tips for teaching your kids to brush and brush correctly.
Having wisdom teeth removed is almost a rite of passage for many young adults. For some lucky individuals, it will be the only surgical procedure they will ever need! For even luckier individuals, their wisdom teeth may never grow in or need to be removed. For those of us who have not had our wisdom teeth removed, we may be wondering when or if it will be necessary to have the procedure done. To answer that, let’s first take a look at what wisdom teeth are. (more…)
If you want to stand out positively in your field, you need to consider strategies that can give you a competitive advantage. It’s not only important to hone your skills and experience but it may also be a good idea to enhance your physical appearance, too. Physical appearances count in the contemporary job market. Hiring supervisors and managers notice how job candidates look when they show up for interviews. They notice job candidate appearances at career fairs and beyond, too. If you want to do anything and everything you can to increase your chances of career success, then you need to make your physical appearance a big priority.
With one set of adult teeth to spare, you cannot afford to miss your daily opportunities to brush, floss, rinse and repeat at least once before bedtime. You also should keep your appointment with your dentist at least twice a year as recommended by the American Dental Association. This is to ensure you tackle any plaque or tartar in hard-to-reach places that you missed when brushing or flossing.