Severe tooth pain is enough to bring many adults to tears — and it’s even worse for children! There are several things that can cause minor toothaches. However, when the pain is severe, there’s a good chance that you have an infected tooth or a serious problem that requires immediate attention. We’ve outlined four of the most common causes of severe toothaches and a symptom checklist.
On Broadway, Little Orphan Annie proudly sang “you’re not completely dressed without a smile.” But what if your smile doesn’t give you a lot to sing about? A good smile is about much more than looking great—straight, white teeth often indicate good oral health. Of course, it’s also a huge boost to self-esteem. Could your smile be better? We’ve compiled this useful quiz, along with some practical tips to help you.
Even in the last ten years, scientific advancements have taken dentistry to a whole new level. Intraoral scanning allows dentists to configure the exact shape of your teeth and make accurate impressions without the need for “goop.” Three-dimensional printing allows dental trays to be created on site, without the need to send them out to a lab. To truly appreciate what we have, it’s helpful to look at where we’ve been. Check out this brief history of dentistry!
Don’t have time for your scheduled dental appointment? Think again. More and more studies show a direct correlation between your oral health and your overall health. This means unhealthy teeth may lead to other problems such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
December is the time of year when everyone breaks out their favorite, traditional family recipes. However, nine times out of ten, these treats involve loads of sugar, which can wreak havoc on your teeth. So we have some helpful holiday solutions for keeping your teeth healthy in the midst of holiday treats.
Childhood tooth decay is the most common chronic infectious disease in children, but they can also have a variety of dental problems other than tooth decay. Even something as simple as a pacifier can cause more serious problems as your children grow. Take a moment to read about some of the most common problems seen by dentists.
You might guess that tea and coffee will damage or stain your teeth, but did you know about these other foods that can be damaging your pearly whites?
Bleeding gums and bad breath can be much more than embarrassing inconveniences; they’re warning signs that you are on the road toward periodontal disease. Consider them some of the red flags indicating your teeth need a professional dose of TLC to get back on the right track.
A trip to the dentist can be intimidating. After all, there are whirring drills, lights, and sometimes, gum-numbing injections. For 5% of the population, this fear is so severe that their dental health suffers. In fact, according to Women’s Health Magazine, roughly 25% of those surveyed would prefer to never have a dental exam. This can lead to untreated tooth decay, which can, in turn, create a need for more intensive dental work. See our tips for relaxing in your dentist’s chair.
Did you know that one of the most damaging things you can do to your teeth occurs while you’re sleeping? Read about it here along with five other surprising things that you could be doing to cause harm to your teeth – and not even realizing it!