We all have those nights when you are snuggled in bed, cozy and warm, watching an episode of your favorite show, or reading a book, on the brink of falling asleep, when it hits you—you haven’t brushed your teeth yet. Sometimes it is tempting to stay in bed, tell yourself that you’ll brush in the morning, that it is no big deal, but think again.
While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, what about your mouth?
One study in the Journal of Periodontology, done by Brazilian researchers has found that alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease.
The key to a brighter smile might be easier than you think. All it takes is a trip to your local grocery store. By adding these items to your grocery list, and regularly keeping up with your brushing and flossing routine, your smile will be whiter in no time.
Did you know babies’ teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they appear? Your baby should begin developing teeth at around 6 months and typically babies get tooth decay in the upper front teeth. This decay can be prevented to ensure your child has a full set of 20 baby teeth by age 3.
If you are the type of person who hates the dentist, then sedation dentistry might be right for you. People who suffer from extreme anxiety and fear regarding going to the dentist can now opt to be sedated during the procedure.
Thousands of people suffer from anxiety; in fact, it is fairly common for people to suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders usually affect the lives of sufferers in many ways and can be very difficult to manage. But, something that anxiety sufferers may not have realized is that their anxiety could be affecting their oral health.
When it comes to proper brushing technique, there are a lot of conflicting methods coming from different sources. Toothbrush companies say one thing, while your dentist may say another. Brushing in small circular motions, brushing in short strokes, which type of brush to use, how hard to brush, and when to do so are all questions that are answered differently across the dental community.
Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections.
Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material such as amalgam or composite resin. The new treatment technique, developed by King’s College London requires no drilling.
Having osteoporosis can affect more than just your bones. The treatment for osteoporosis as well as the disease itself can harm your oral health.
When we think about oral health, one of the major parts of our mouth that can cause problems is the gum. If gums become red and often bleed, it may be an indication of gum disease.