Even with a mouth full of teeth, most people don’t think about them unless they hurt, or when your dentist has nagged you enough to have them cleaned. But teeth are the first part of the digestive system, allowing us to chew our food so it can be broken down into the fuel our bodies need to survive. But here are at least ten things about teeth you probably didn’t know. (more…)
Heart disease has been proven to have a direct link to dental health. It is extremely important to maintain adequate oral hygiene if you have ever suffered from heart related disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, angina, or congestive heart failure. (more…)
Sensitive teeth can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. The discomfort is usually felt in the form of a sharp and sudden pain after eating foods that are sweet, sour, cold, or hot or even contact with cold air. If you are a victim of sensitive teeth, there are tips that can help to reduce the pain and discomfort so that you can live comfortably and eat the foods you enjoy. (more…)
If you have a fear of going to the dentist, you are not alone! Nearly 12% of adults in America have dental anxiety. Many other people develop general anxiety when they think about sitting in the chair and hearing that drill whine near their ear. In fact, some people have such a fear of the dentist that they avoid going at all costs. According to a report from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 5% of adults in America do not go to the dentist at all out of fear. (more…)
We all know that keeping your teeth healthy is important, but did you know that dental issues could be a sign of other health problems in the body? Your organs are all connected to each other and if something is wrong, then chances are it’ll have a negative effect on something else.
So, what dentists see in the mouth, can have a significant effect on other organ processes and systems in the body. The reverse is also true, things that are going on in the body can manifest in the mouth. Here are 3 common dental problems that could be signs of a bigger health issue. (more…)
Preventive dental care entails taking the steps to ensure that your teeth stay strong, healthy, and last for a lifetime. While cavities and other issues may occur occasionally, taking the steps to identify issues before they become serious will save your smile and ensure that teeth and gums stay strong and healthy. (more…)