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17 April 2018 - 14:57, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
ORAL CANCER IS A SUBJECT we’d all prefer not to have to think about, but it’s critical to have a basic understanding of risk factors and symptoms. More than 50,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with oral cancer last year, and that number is expected to rise. That’s why, in honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month,...
10 April 2018 - 14:58, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
You probably already know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly whites twice a day. You also probably know that brushing your teeth is one of the easiest ways to avoid scaring off your date. But brushing is important for reasons beyond fresh breath. Skip a session, and you’re on your way...
2 April 2018 - 19:32, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
TEETH ARE A LOT more complicated than they might seem from the outside, which is why we’re using this post to provide a brief dental anatomy lesson. Now let’s dive right into the structure of a tooth! The easiest way to do this will be to divide that anatomy into two main categories: the crown and...
20 March 2018 - 14:05, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
FOR MOST PEOPLE, baby teeth become loose and adult teeth erupt in their place. For many, those adult teeth don’t come in entirely straight, so orthodontic treatment is necessary to shift them into the ideal position. For some, one or more of these teeth never emerge on their own, even though they developed in the...
5 March 2018 - 21:41, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Going to the dentist is about as much fun as plucking out your eyelashes one by one. Still, if you want to have good oral health, it’s crucial that you get cleanings regularly—even if you fear the dentist. At the very least, that’s once a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though it may be...
27 February 2018 - 14:44, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Brushing your teeth is an important event that should ideally happen two times every day. Although many people are consistent about brushing their teeth, few people brush everywhere they need to in their mouths. Due to the grooves of teeth and hard-to- reach back teeth, spots get missed and plaque can build up. When plaque...
21 February 2018 - 16:09, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Most people know that sodas—which are carbonated—aren’t good for their teeth. This is due to their extremely high sugar content, but is their carbonation harmful to your smile? Carbonated drinks are made with carbon dioxide, which is added to the water under pressure to make the bubbles you love. Sparkling water is an attractive option...
15 February 2018 - 15:22, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
IT’S ONE THING TO lose a tooth, whether through poor oral hygiene, accident, or oral surgery. A tooth not growing in where it should is something else. Between 2-4 percent of the population will have at least one tooth missing from their adult set. This condition is called congenitally missing teeth or hypodontia. In the much...
23 January 2018 - 17:17, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
DO YOU GET a painful jolt through your teeth every time you try to enjoy a bite of ice cream or a sip of fresh coffee? If you do, then you’re familiar with the woes of tooth sensitivity, and you’re not alone. More than half of adults between the ages of 20 and 50 experience some degree of...
16 January 2018 - 18:44, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED how your toothbrush was made or how it’s different from toothbrushes of the past? Teeth-cleaning tools have certainly come a long way from the frayed sticks Ancient Egyptians used around 3500 BC!   A Brief History Of The Toothbrush The first toothbrushes that resemble modern ones were invented in China in the late...