Everyone knows that oral health is a key indicator of someone’s overall fitness. It’s important that you brush twice a day, floss every day, and visit the dentist often. With proper dental insurance, this is easy and relatively cost-free–but if you live without, dental visits can be ominous if not impossible.
The most wonderful time of year can be accompanied by some serious dental consequences. While it’s fine to stuff your face with delicious treats every once in awhile, keep in mind the effects that overindulgence on certain beverages and foods can have on your teeth.
Check out the best ways to prevent cavities while still have fun this Halloween!
When a child loses a baby tooth, what happens next? In most households in the United States, the child will put the tooth under their pillow or in a special place for the tooth fairy who will then take the tooth and leave a small amount of money in its place. While it’s a pretty […]
Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in various water sources and in some foods. Fluoride is used to prevent cavities because it slows down tooth decay by strengthening the enamel.
Tasting, swallowing, talking – none of this would be possible without your tongue. But how often do you think about this group of muscles or pay attention to it? The tongue can often act as a unique view point into a person’s overall health and wellbeing, and dentists are often the first to spot problems […]
You’ve always felt self-conscious of your teeth and how your smile looks. Maybe you’ve got a prominent gap or your teeth are crowded or crooked, and you are aware of it every time you smile, talk, or laugh, especially when you’re at work, a social gathering, or meeting someone new. You feel that as an […]
Senior citizens are at a high risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. There are several factors for this, mainly, years of wear and tear take a heavy toll on your teeth – chewing, drinking acidic beverages like juice or coffee, and teeth grinding can all lead to damage. Compounding this issue is […]
You probably know that common mental health concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression manifest into physical health issues. High blood pressure, sleep problems, heart disease, and digestive issues are all linked to stress and depression, but you maybe never thought about what these conditions can do to your teeth and gums. Research has shown strong […]
It’s no secret that using tobacco products, whether it’s cigarettes or chewing tobacco, is bad for your health. However, despite the dangers, over 17 percent of North Carolinians continue to smoke cigarettes. What you may not realize is the extent of health problems that can be caused by smoking and chewing tobacco, including what it […]