Category: Oral Health

Oral Health 11/30/2018

If you play contact sports, you’ve likely experienced a few hard hits. Their results can range from soreness and stiffness, to tendinitis or fractures that may sideline you for a while. The same way you can hurt bones and joints while being active, your teeth and gums are exposed to trauma. Wearing a mouthguard is […]

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Oral Health 11/26/2018

What comes to mind when you think about oral health? Chances are that for most people, this means paying attention to flossing, brushing their teeth, and maybe going to the dentist once or twice in a lifetime (*sigh*) While brushing and flossing are an integral part to ensure healthy teeth and gums, it’s also essential […]

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Oral Health 10/27/2018

If you’re dealing with swelling around your teeth and gums, you now that the struggle is real. Things most people take for granted, such as speaking and eating, become a painful ordeal. The reasons gums swell are varied: Gum disease, canker sores, underlying illnesses, or pregnancy could all be a culprit. But what if it’s […]

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Oral Health 10/16/2018

Dental visits are not typically among our favorite activities although, there are some who enjoy the extra clean feeling that comes with a professional dental cleaning. However, dental appointments are crucial to safeguarding our overall well-being. Consider this; studies have shown a correlation between oral health infections and cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s. If bacteria from […]

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Oral Health 09/29/2018

Wisdom teeth. They have such a fancy name, yet can cause so much trouble. However, while they may cause discomfort in some people, they are perfectly fine (and even helpful) to others. So how do you know whether you should have them removed or continue on your merry way with your wisdom teeth as lifelong […]

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Oral Health 09/26/2018

Every time someone wakes up in a movie, they go on to talk to the person next to them as if their breath smelled like cool winter mint. They kiss. They eat. They keep talking. Meanwhile, you know if that were real life, that odor would be intolerable. In fact, the smell is foul. You […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry 09/25/2018

Taking good care of your teeth and gums is essential for your overall wellbeing: Issues such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis have been linked to a person’s oral health. It’s also crucial if you want to show off a beautiful smile. In a world where image is so important, and where you only have one […]

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Oral Health 08/30/2018

Waking up with dry mouth is uncomfortable. Your tongue feels dirty, no matter how much water you drink, you still feel thirsty, and the inside of your mouth feels like you’ve been chewing on cotton. The discomfort you feel with dry mouth is not imagined. There’s an actual medical term for this condition: xerostomia; and […]

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Oral Health 08/20/2018

For many people, the thought of visiting the dentist causes great fear and anxiety. It’s not uncommon to meet people who avoid even routine dental cleanings like the plague. The thing is, you can only put it off for so long. Sooner or later you’ll notice that something is wrong, such as bleeding when you […]

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Oral Health 08/13/2018

Unless you’re an oral hygiene enthusiast, you likely sometimes get confused about oral health basics, such as when to floss, how often to use mouthwash, or for how long you should be brushing your teeth. Even if this topic isn’t among your favorites, prioritizing your oral health is essential to prevent tooth decay and gum […]

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