If your dentist finds signs of gum disease during an exam, you might hear the phrase “root planing and scaling.” Don’t worry; it’s not as scary as it sounds and it might just save your teeth.
One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. In today’s youth-obsessed culture, a twenty-something with dingy teeth can appear older than a forty-something with a bright, white, sparkling smile. Here are five things to keep in mind as you embark on your tooth whitening journey to the gleaming smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Families juggle an endless list of activities and commitments, and the pace isn’t likely to slow as the years go. Keeping the dental health, growth, and development of kids on track takes an ongoing commitment for busy parents. When it comes to straightening teeth, knowing the right time for treatment can be trickier than it seems. Learn more about the simple key to helping kids grow into a perfect smile.
Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods. But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease. Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.
You probably know that your mouth is home to one of the largest populations of bacteria in your body. While they’re an independent bunch, you can dramatically influence their effect on your health. It starts with understanding how the key bacterial players operate and your role in altering their destructive tendencies.
When you consider what teeth go through, it’s amazing how well they hold up. In a warm, moist environment they undergo a barrage of forces. Bacterial toxins wash over them while acidic foods and drinks flood their mineralized surface. So should teeth wear out and eventually be removed? Or can you expect them to last a lifetime? Learn more about how you can put yourself on the right side of dental health HERE!
Unhealthy habits often seem benign, producing nearly undetectable changes to our bodies for a long time. But a little bit of damage leads to a little bit more, and the impact often shows after irreversible problems develop. As the hardest substance in your body, teeth can handle a lot of wear and tear.
Your tongue plays a vital role in conversation and eating, but did you know it sends silent messages about your general health? Three different color changes offer subtle clues to overall wellness that are worth paying attention to.