Can Stress Cause Cavities?

 

Stress and anxiety are common feelings that affect our health. And not just our overall health. Your dental health can suffer, too. Worst of all, stress can even cause cavities. Learn how stress affects our bodies and what you can do to avoid dental problems because of it.

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Tooth Pain and Exercise: Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run?

Among many athletes and people who are trying to get into better shape, running is a favorite activity for improving overall and cardiovascular health. For some, though, this exercise can cause pain. One of those possible, but rarely talked about, pains can be in your teeth. If this is something you've experienced, we have some information on what may be causing the pain and how to reduce it.

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A Brief History of Dentistry

From ancient Egyptian "toothers" to today's highly trained dentistry specialists, dental care has interested humans for thousands of years. Early dentists practiced their trade long before they had access to the technologies we enjoy today, such as X-rays, anesthesia, running water, and electricity. Find out how dentistry evolved from its primitive beginning to modern times.

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What Does it Take to Become a Dentist?

Updated August 19, 2016

Do you remember in elementary and middle school getting asked the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up”? Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up or were you at a loss? Heck, I bet a lot of us still do not know what we want to be when we “grow up.” If you are unaware at this time what you want to do when you graduate high school, don’t fret. There are plenty of real professions out there to choose from, and dentistry is one of them. If you are at all interested in the sciences, dentistry could be a great option for you.

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The Hardest Biological Material Ever Found: Snail Teeth

Oops. You just bit down too hard on a jawbreaker, and now you need to find a dentist. Wouldn't it be nice if your teeth were stronger? Believe it or not, it's time to start being envious of snails. Scientists have recently discovered that sea snails of one variety, called limpets, have the hardest teeth of any known organism. In fact, their teeth are the strongest known biological substance ever! Do you want to learn more about this exciting scientific discovery and what it might eventually mean for you and your own teeth?

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Tooth Metaphors and Their Origins

You may not put a lot of thought into your teeth if you're not brushing, flossing, or heading to the dentist, but they're an essential part of your anatomy and accomplish many different functions. In fact, teeth are so important and such a universal concept that they play a significant role in many common metaphors and phrases. If you think about it, you might find that you make many references to teeth that have nothing to do with your mouth at all.

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Finding Out What Your Teeth Say about Your Personality

Can our teeth really shine a light on our personality traits and habits? Find out for yourself with this entertaining guide to the weird and wonderful world of teeth.

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The Health Implications of Gum Disease On You and Your Unborn Child

Gum disease is now linked to pregnancy-related complications. Find out how maintaining good dental health can help ensure a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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