What Causes Overbite and Underbites?

When your practitioner recommends braces, you may immediately think they are to fill in the gaps between the teeth and fix crooked-facing teeth. You are correct because straightening your teeth is the primary function of braces. But you may not know that your orthodontist is also concerned about your bite, which the braces will correct.

Oral Health Must-Dos For Men

Multiple studies prove that periodontal diseases are more prevalent in men than women. Similarly, women are more than 8% more likely to brush their teeth twice daily than men, especially after eating meals. With these statistics, it is no surprise that women have better oral health than men. But just because it is true does

A Few Ways To Stop Gum Bleeding

If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, you may think it is normal. After all, you are exerting pressure on the surfaces. However, bleeding gums are not good. They indicate an underlying problem or fault in your oral hygiene routine. Gum bleeding is common among adults and children alike. While you

Can Eating Disorders Affect Oral Health?

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, more than 10 million Americans suffer from severe eating disorders. This affects overall body health while putting strain on patients’ mental health. The biggest concern with eating disorders is body health and weight. Patients will notice drastic changes in their overall health since they are not getting sufficient

How To Care For Your Teeth When You’re Sick

Did you know that some people actually feel better when they brush their teeth if they have the flu or a cold? Well, you can probably feel the same, but you need to try first. A lot of people neglect their dental health when they have a cold. But you need to care for your

An Overview Of Enamel Hypoplasia

Enamel hypoplasia or hypoplastic teeth is when your enamel forms incorrectly while teeth develop. This condition can affect baby teeth and permanent teeth. It makes the enamel thin, making your teeth prone to tooth decay and other dental diseases. Tooth enamel is a hard tissue of the body on the teeth. It is the hardest

Breastfeeding And Dental Health: The Impact On Moms And Infants

We often fail to think of the more minor things when dealing with everyday activities. Breastfeeding, for example, is a natural occurrence where mothers provide nutrition to their young. It has many effects on the mother and the child, mostly positive. Many people however, fail to consider the impact it has on the mother and

Keeping Your Mouth Young: Aging and Dental

Aging affects all the tissues in the body, including your mouth and teeth. Unfortunately, aging is not always ‘attractive,’ which affects dental health as well. Dental health is often at risk, and aging increases said risk. Unfortunately, this is something that older adults cannot avoid. The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics predicts that US

The Importance Of Replacing Lost Teeth

Did you know that over 120 million people in the US do not have at least one tooth? Shocking, isn’t it? Actually, it is pretty common for adults to lose their teeth. Experts estimate that by age 50, you could lose an average of 12 teeth. It can occur due to injury, poor dental health,

13 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing At Your Checkup

Most people skip dental check-ups thinking that they are only missing the basic cleaning and advice on how to better care for teeth. However, you are missing so much more! And this article will tell you just how much. Sometimes, dentists don’t tell you everything they do during the check-up to make you more comfortable.

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