Grinding your teeth, also called bruxism, is a common issue that doesn’t necessarily lead to complications. It is estimated that 8% of adults grind their teeth at night, and more than a third of parents have reported that their children have engaged in sleep bruxism. Occasional bruxism doesn’t normally lead to problems, but when grinding becomes a regular occurrence, it can lead to a host of problems. If you have teeth that are worn flat or a clicking jaw, you might be grinding your teeth at night and not know it. (more…)
Everyone knows the basics – sugar causes tooth decay, brush and floss twice a day. Unfortunately, it isn’t always that simple. There are plenty of reasons people end up with cavities, and some of the causes of tooth decay are avoidable with the right information and care. (more…)
Current statistics show that at least 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and these numbers are expected to rise in the coming years. Missing teeth can result from a number of mishaps, most notably poor dental hygiene, a lack of proper dental care, and a disregard for proper dental health. If you are suffering from a missing tooth, it’s best to replace it at soon as possible. There are five common and popular options that your dentist may recommend to you when discussing replacement. (more…)
White teeth are what make the world shine. With whiter teeth, you can propel yourself up the corporate ladder, exhume charisma and confidence, and impress your peers with that glimmering smile of yours. Ok, well – maybe the third benefit is the most realistic one, but regardless, having a whiter and more beautiful smile should certainly be a goal of yours.
When most people try to achieve white teeth, it is done in one of two ways: at home procedure or at the dental office. If you are currently debating between the two, hopefully the information below will help you decide. (more…)
Practicing good oral hygiene is something that can sometimes feel like an impossible task. No matter how long you brush and floss your teeth, there always seems to be more and more information about what needs to be done to effectively maintain a healthy smile.
Interestingly enough, much of this information has to do with decreasing the consumption of some of the foods you eat or limiting certain daily habits that lead to poor oral health. But with all of the conflicting information out there, how do you know what is right for you?
If you are looking to gain a deeper understanding of how you can achieve solid oral hygiene, this guide can serve as a blueprint for getting you there. Let’s get started. (more…)
When it comes to dental health, most people think about the importance of protecting your teeth through brushing and flossing. Very few people think about the role that your gums play in both your dental and overall health. So, when bleeding gums occur, it can certainly cause a bit of a scare.
So, what does it mean if your gums are bleeding? Well, the purpose of this article is to provide you with a few potential reasons as well as some things to do to prevent this issue from occurring. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities for what bleeding gums could mean. (more…)
The importance of proper oral health cannot be overstated. While most individuals understand the necessity of brushing their teeth on a regular basis, many do not participate in regular flossing. Most dentists will tell you that making the effort to floss regularly can significantly enhance the short and long term health of your teeth.
To further demonstrate the importance of flossing regularly, let’s take a look at the five main reasons that you should do so. (more…)
The holidays are one of the few times of the year where it is considered acceptable to gorge yourself with every holiday treat possible. While this is true, doing so can create some potential issues when it comes to trying to maintain a healthy smile.
Let’s take a look at five dental tips that you should use to ensure you maintain a healthy smile over the holidays. (more…)
At one time or another, you have probably noticed that your teeth have a bit of a fuzzy feel to them as you ran your tongue over it. This sensation is caused by a common dental issue known as plaque buildup. While it is not a big deal, letting plaque continue to build up on your teeth can eventually damage your teeth and gums, sometimes even causing tooth decay.
Most of the time, plaque is developed when too many carbohydrates or sugars are left on your teeth. Bacteria is then created, causing the buildup to take place. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to help prevent plaque buildup from becoming an issue for you. (more…)
When you were a kid, your parents probably told you over and over again how important it was to brush your teeth. While today that may seem like second nature, they probably did not inform you that there are also many foods that you should avoid to keep your smile bright and healthy.
Here is a look at five foods that you should avoid to maintain a healthy smile. (more…)