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Answer these questions honestly: Do you really think about what you’re doing when brushing your teeth? Are you mindful of how you’re brushing, making sure to thoroughly brush each tooth? Do you simply pick up your toothbrush and let your mind wander as you go along? Maybe taking care of your oral health has become so routine that you don’t…Continue reading
One surprising side-effect of the shutdowns caused by COVID-19 is the apparent rise of cracked teeth. Dentists across the country have seen an increase in patients who come into their offices complaining of tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, migraines and tooth fractures. These symptoms have been caused by clenching and grinding the teeth. This grinding, also called bruxism, is typically caused…Continue reading
While you probably know that it’s important to take care of your dental health, you may not be aware of the fact that the status of your oral health can have a direct impact on your overall health. Failing to maintain your oral health can lead to issues like heart disease, pneumonia and various types of cancers. This means that…Continue reading
More than half of American adults ages 20-64 have experienced some form of tooth loss, and that number is even higher for adults over the age of 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Replacements for missing teeth have come a long way in the past couple of years. If you’re missing a tooth and want to…Continue reading
It’s important to understand the symptoms of gingivitis since they are subtle and rarely cause pain. For example, seeing blood after flossing and brushing your teeth isn’t normal, yet many people don’t worry about it. If this happens to you, you need to have a dental professional examine your gums. About 48 percent of adults in the US over 30…Continue reading
What Is a Dental Emergency? Since there’s a variety of issues that can affect the health of your teeth and gums, it can be difficult for people to determine what constitutes a dental emergency. A common example of an emergency occurs when you have an accident that results in an injury to any part of your mouth, such as a…Continue reading