Posts Categorized: Dental Health Issues

The Tooth Loss Dream: What Does It Mean?

There are some dreams that seem to happen to everyone at some point, from the humiliating (homeroom, no pants) to the surreal (flying over rooftops). We usually laugh these dreams off, but what about the unsettling dream—nightmare, even—in which your teeth fall out? At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we don’t really consider ourselves expert dream… Read more »

Oral Cancer: A Threat at Any Age

With age comes great wisdom and experiences, not to mention a number of health risks. Although it’s true that some medical problems are more common among older men and women, this does not mean that someone can be excluded by virtue of age alone. Take gum disease and oral cancer, for example. Although these conditions… Read more »

What Summer Means for Your Dental Health

Good dental health isn’t seasonal; your mouth, teeth, and gums are with you always, and need to be kept clean and healthy all year round. Still, it can be difficult not to automatically think of smiling when you think of summer. Even if you’ve long left school and no longer get the whole summer off,… Read more »

What Is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth is a symptom caused by a decrease in the amount of saliva produced. When dry mouth occurs, there is not as much saliva to help digest your food and clean your mouth. In the drier environment, oral bacteria may grow more easily inside of your mouth and possibly increase the risk of developing… Read more »

Why You Should Worry About Crooked Teeth

Many people are unhappy with their smiles due to one or more crooked teeth, but as older teens and adults, may not be much more comfortable with the idea of wearing metal braces for a few years to correct them. If crowded, uneven, overlapping, and protruding teeth were merely a cosmetic concern, then the debate… Read more »

Why Even Minor Toothaches Could Be Serious

Does your tooth seem slightly sensitive when you drink a hot or cold beverage, or bite into a hot or cold piece of food? Like most other forms of discomfort, toothaches occur with varying degrees of severity, from minor nuisances to serious, sometimes-debilitating aches and pains. Though minor tooth sensitivity might not be an immediate… Read more »

Why Am I Waking Up With Jaw Pain?

If you wake up and you find that your teeth feel worn down, your jaw muscles are tired, or obtain increased tooth sensitivity, you may be a grinder. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, commonly occurs during sleep, and can be caused due to an abnormal bite, or even any missing or crooked teeth. Because bruxism mostly… Read more »

Bad Breath? There’s a Reason

You take pride in the attention you pay your teeth, brushing them after every meal (whenever possible) and flossing between them at least once every day. Though your teeth shine from your efforts, however, your breath might not always be as fresh as your teeth are beautiful. When bad breath mars your otherwise good dental… Read more »