Month: February 2015

Exercising for Healthier Teeth

You use your teeth more than any other part of your body, and yet you might not realize that, like the rest of your body, they too can benefit from a regular exercise routine. Besides working your teeth out when you bite and chew your food, exercising in general helps your body better fight many… Read more »

Why We Lose “Permanent” Teeth

Ideally, tooth loss should only happen once in life—when you’re baby teeth fall out to make room for their permanent replacements. The reality, however, is that a large majority of adults will lose at least one permanent tooth in their adulthood, and unfortunately, it will not grow back. The fact that they are often referred… Read more »

Boost Your Power Over Gum Disease

For gum disease to develop and mature into a serious problem, you don’t have to really do much. In fact, even if you actively try to prevent it, it can still form and threaten your oral health if you aren’t consistently careful. By doing nothing, or not doing enough, you can allow the mechanisms behind… Read more »

How to Stop Facial Collapse Following Tooth Loss

The reason why restorative and oral surgery procedures are often necessary is because, in most cases, damage to your teeth and oral structures is permanent. Sometimes, the effects of an issue can continue long after you’ve treated it. For instance, tooth loss can affect the health of your jawbone and remaining teeth even if you… Read more »

Learning How to Cavity-Proof Your Smile

If you’ve ever had a cavity, you know the appeal of never having another one again. Hopefully, yours needed no more than a filling to cover the small hole caused by tooth decay, but many people require a root canal procedure or even tooth extraction. Tooth decay prevention is rather limited to brushing, flossing, and… Read more »

Why a Tooth Abscess Means Serious Trouble

A tooth abscess, or small pocket of infection, results when a tooth or other dental infection is allowed to become serious. It is also a common cause for some of the more severe forms of discomfort. Unlike many other causes of toothaches, however, dental pain is not the only problem that an abscess can generate…. Read more »

Understanding the Need for Jawbone Grafting

Your general dentist may be able to detect when something is off with your jawbone. For instance, if it’s crooked or malformed, it can affect your bite, which will also affect the health of your teeth. However, when your jawbone requires correction, surgery is typically needed, which requires the expertise of a skilled oral surgeon…. Read more »

Interesting Facts About the Tongue

Is your tongue a muscle, or an organ? As one of the major components of your oral cavity, the human tongue holds many mysteries—some simply interesting, and some that hold significant implications for your oral and overall health. Today, we examine a few fun facts about your tongue, including how it can warn you of… Read more »

Serious Oral Health Causes of Halitosis

When it doesn’t go away, bad breath can be more than just embarrassing—it can be worrisome. Sometimes, that worry is justified, especially if your halitosis (chronic bad breath) is a signal of a serious oral health issue. If brushing and flossing your teeth consistently doesn’t rid your mouth of bad breath, then you should schedule… Read more »

Fuel for a Stronger, Healthier Smile

Careful eating habits are vital to a healthy smile. Too much indulgence on sugar can almost guarantee cavity development, and too-frequent snacking on anything can be almost as bad. On the other hand, consuming enough of the right minerals and nutrients is necessary to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. Today, we explain… Read more »