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10 Tips For Daily Oral Care at Home

Posted on March 27th, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Everyone wants to enjoy the benefits of tip-top oral hygiene: a pearly white smile, fresh-smelling breath, and healthy pink gums. Making sure your mouth stays healthy is a major reason for visiting the dentist — and there’s nothing like that squeaky-clean feeling you get all around your mouth after you’ve had a routine checkup and a professional cleaning! Hopefully, you see your dentist twice a year; but in between visits, it’s up to you to maintain a healthy mouth.

Cavity pain: Everything you need to know

Posted on March 9th, 2020 at 3:44 PM

Cavities, which dentists sometimes call dental caries, are spots of tooth decay. They can range in size from tiny to large enough to break teeth.

What can I do about my sensitive teeth?

Posted on March 4th, 2020 at 2:39 PM

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.

Crowded Teeth: Causes and Consequences

Posted on February 26th, 2020 at 10:14 AM

When your teeth are crowded, they appear mounted or overlapped on each other. This is a very common problem that must be solved to achieve correct oral functionality as well as the correct dental aesthetics.

Ancient 'chewing gum' yields insights into people and bacteria of the past

Posted on February 19th, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from a thousands-of-years old "chewing gum." According to the researchers, it is a new untapped source of ancient DNA.

Overbrushing: Watch out for too much of a good thing

Posted on February 11th, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Brushing regularly is considered vital for healthy teeth and gums, but dental experts warn that you can overdo a good thing. Known as “toothbrush abrasion,” overbrushing can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums.

Gum disease doubles stroke risk, according to new study

Posted on February 3rd, 2020 at 3:42 PM

A new study has found that people with gum disease are around twice as likely to have a stroke.

Causes and treatments of gingivitis

Posted on January 27th, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.

Health Tip: Knocked Out Teeth

Posted on January 3rd, 2020 at 5:07 PM

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults, says the American Association of Endodontists. But knocked out teeth don't have to be lost for good. Proper emergency action can save the tooth, so it can be replanted.

Is There A Link Between Obesity And Oral Health?

Posted on December 16th, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Around the world, obesity is becoming a topic of conversation at government level and in many countries is considered an epidemic. Furthermore, an alarming correlation between obesity and oral health has come to light, where there are clear signs of periodontal disease in those who have a BMI (body mass index) of more than 30. While there are some aspects of the study that make the findings somewhat unclear, such as how gender, age, smoking history, and genetics affect the findings, there are a number of reasons to consider a lifestyle change