Posts Categorized: Dental Health Issues

A Quiz on Cavities!

If you had a cavity, would you know it? As it progresses, definitely, since the tooth decay that causes the cavity can also cause your teeth to hurt occasionally (more frequently the worse it gets). However, in its earliest stages, cavities aren’t always noticeable. Therefore, the best way to protect your teeth from tooth decay… Read more »

When Oral Bacteria Enter Your Blood Stream

The oral-systemic connection has been extensively researched, and so have the inhabitants of your mouth. For instance, we now know that tooth decay is related to the oral bacterium Streptococcus mutans. Experts have also uncovered that another bacterium in your mouth, Porphyromonas gingivalis, leads to gum disease by inciting your body’s inflammatory response to bacterial… Read more »

How to Make a Dental Emergency Less Frightening

In many dental emergency situations, panic can stop you from taking the necessary steps to stem any damage and save your healthy smile. In others, you may simply not know what those necessary steps are, or whether or not your situation actually constitutes an emergency. Since time and knowledge can often be your most important… Read more »

Quiz Yourself About Dental Implants

When you lose one or more teeth, the most important thing you can do for your oral health is to replace them as soon as possible. When it comes to replacing your lost teeth, dental implants are typically the most successful solution, regardless of how many teeth you’ve lost. If you are missing a tooth,… Read more »

Tips to Relieve Jaw Pain from TMJ Disorder

Persistent discomfort is something that many people simply learn to live with, especially after trying and failing to find a satisfactory solution. Unfortunately, chronic aches and pains can seem exponentially worse when you don’t know the cause of them, and therefore have no hope of lasting relief. This is often the case when it comes… Read more »

The Worrisome Truth About Snoring and Sleep Apnea

If you happen to pass by a family member’s room at night and hear snoring coming from within, you might be tempted to laugh. If your sleeping partner snores, however, it might not be as humorous as you lose your rest, or wake suddenly from the noise just as your falling asleep. Besides the noise,… Read more »

Can a Cavity Lead to Tooth Loss?

Because cavities usually hurt, most people will treat one before it reaches a too-severe stage. If you’re especially bold and decide to just deal with the pain of tooth decay, however, then it can have the chance to cause excessive, and irreversible, damage to your tooth. While it isn’t the most common cause, an extreme… Read more »

Do You Need a Dental Filling or Root Canal Therapy?

Whether you need a dental filling or root canal therapy, the need will arise from a disease known as tooth decay, which is actually a bacterial infection that leaves holes called cavities in your teeth. Stopping the infection, and therefore preserving your healthy tooth structure, requires expert restorative care, and the exact procedure required depends… Read more »

Easily-Preventable Causes of Bad Breath

When it comes to your dental health, much of what may seem inevitable is actually directly under your control. For instance, even though cavities affect over 90% of adults, they are highly-preventable with good hygiene and dental care. Likewise, persistent bad breath is often the result of something you do, or don’t do, that could… Read more »

Why Worry About Crooked Teeth?

If you’re teeth are crooked, then your main concern might be how they make your smile look. While confidence is important, however, appearance is the least serious complication associated with teeth misalignment (malocclusion). If you’re not that concerned with the appearance of your crooked teeth, then you might mistakenly believe that straightening them isn’t a… Read more »