Receding gums are a condition in which your gums begin to recede away from the surface of your teeth, sometimes due to a loss in gum tissue. It’s almost always a consequence of long-term poor oral health, although people with diabetes and other immunological conditions are often at higher risk of receding gums and other periodontic disease. It can cause tooth mobility, tooth loss, and cavities below the gumline.
More than nine out of 10 American adults have cavities, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. What's more, more than a quarter of American adults have untreated tooth decay. Left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth abscess or even tooth loss. Learn more about the different types of cavities and how simply dentists can treat them.
Conventional wisdom dictates that flossing and brushing at least twice a day are indicators of good oral hygiene, but this simply isn't the case. Having a clean tongue is just as beneficial to overall health because the tongue can harbor all sorts of bacteria, leading to bad breath, plaque buildup, and even gum disease.
Enamel Hypoplasia can be a lifelong condition that patients continue to treat or a major problem that requires fillings, crowns, and even tooth extractions. To understand the cause of enamel deficiencies and how to treat and prevent them, you need to know how your enamel works and why it doesn't always form correctly. Keep reading to learn more about Enamel Hypoplasia and how dentists treat it.
Updated August 17, 2016
Your heart is one busy organ. It pumps your blood each and every day twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without a break, ever! Even if we do not eat healthy and do not exercise regularly, our heart pumps our blood, making sure it gets to each pinkie toe clear up to our eyeballs!
It seems like everything in the body is linked in some way; however, it may surprise you that teeth and the heart directly affect each other. If one has gum disease, it might be a sign of a heart issue. In fact, gum disease may even be the cause of heart issues under certain circumstances.
Do you have an odor emanating from your mouth and do not know from where it is coming? Do you have coffee breath or morning breath? Bad breath can be a hindrance to relationships as well as a cause of anxiety and stress in the individual with the bad breath. They are afraid to get too close to people when talking with them for fear the other person will smell their bad breath. The odor can become so distracting and foul that it isolates people and causes them to ache for human interaction.
Updated August 19, 2016
What is your nightly dental routine? Do you even know if you have one or is the motion so ingrained into your routine that it just comes naturally? Do you brush your teeth and then floss right before bed? Do you only brush your teeth? Do you use mouthwash at all? Different people have different routines both before bed and in the morning when it comes to their oral health. Some people brush and floss while others do not floss, but use mouthwash instead. Mouthwash is excellent oral health protection, and it can be a powerful supplement to your brushing and flossing routine. Mouthwashes come in many different formulas with ingredients that help prevent cavities, whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, and battle gingivitis. While some products do it all, others put a greater focus on particular problem areas. Check out these top picks to find the best mouthwash for your needs.
Updated August 19, 2016
Is your tongue white? Does it have a burning sensation? Is your tongue sore and does it hurt to move it? If so, you may have something wrong. The best thing you can do is to make an appointment and see your dentist to make sure there isn’t anything wrong with your health.
Over 500 types of medication cause dry mouth syndrome. To find out if yours is one of them, read this guide to keeping teeth healthy while on prescription meds.