• Oral Health Affected by Cancer Treatments

    Being told that you are diagnosed with cancer can be a terrifying thing. This terrible disease can be implicated in many locations, and most types of tumors cannot be cured completely. But today’s cancer treatments can slow down or even eliminate a small and isolated tumor. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can, however, have undesirable and even painful side effects that involve your body and your mouth. Understanding those side effects can help manage them, making your cancer treatment more comfortable for your mouth. Dentists recommend having an oral exam before starting chemotherapy or radiation therapy. If you have problems such as cavities or gum disease, they should be treated prior…

  • 6 Reasons why Flossing is so important

    Why is flossing so important and why should everyone floss every day? I mean, when you’ve had a hard day at work, and that you have just brushed your teeth before going to sleep, why give that extra effort to floss? Is it really necessary? Here’s something interesting to consider: your mouth is a door to your body. Everything that constitutes your body has come in from your mouth, whether it is food, liquids or bacteria. Bad and harmful bacteria, which are located in dental plaque, cannot be removed only by brushing alone, and if it remains in your mouth, it can find its way into your body! Plaque is…

  • Side Effects of Dental Laser Treatment

    Whitening one’s teeth is a dream come true for many—most especially if you have that disgusting yellowish tinge on your teeth.  Getting that perfect set of teeth apt for the billboards and TV ads is such a joy to a person…however, not everyone can have that blissful set of teeth. In fact, most of the celebrities we see on TV and movies do not have those gleaming teeth prior to entering show business. They may have already undergone a lot of dental treatments to attain that pearly white effect on their teeth. There are many reasons why a person can have yellowish teeth and many of them are related to…

  • Get That Boy Next Door Smile!

    Want to score on that girl next door but got no idea how to start out a conversation? Well, work your smile out first by getting a gleaming set of teeth! Your teeth can definitely catch another person’s attention—whether from the same or the opposite sex. The fact about teeth is that it is the one that most people will recognize initially—upon a person speaks or simply opening one’s mouth. This is also the reason why many people invest a lot in improving the appearance of their teeth like orthodontic braces, retainers, dental jackets, root canal, etc. However, all these procedures and treatments would seem nonsense without a gleaming set…

  • How to Remove Stained Teeth : Tips and Tricks

    The teeth are very important parts of the body. A smile is very ugly with stained teeth and many people lose their smile because of the presence of the stain on their teeth. Removal of the stained teeth is very effective in restoring the smile of the person and the first step in the process is the decision of the person with the stained teeth to remove it. Once the person has decided to remove the stain, the person can visit a dentist or try some home remedies before visiting the dentist. The best home remedy is to avoid certain food that can cause the staining of the teeth. The…

  • Does Invisalign Really Work?

    Ok, in this article we will talk about these invisible braces called Invisalign. I hope you already are aware of what they are, but if you are not, and are just curious why so many people are talking about this topic, then basically they are the light, transparent, and one of the latest types of braces modern dentistry can offer. The main question, though, is “Does Invisalign Work?”. Well, yes, but not in all cases. How Does Invisalign Work If you don’t know, Invisalign is widely marketed as better, lighter, faster and more comfortable than traditional braces, which doesn’t help us much. To answer the “Does the Invisalign work” question…

  • Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard?

    We’ve all been told to brush our teeth twice a day to help maintain good oral health. But is it possible to brush your teeth too hard or too long or too much? The short answer is yes. Over-brushing can cause gum recession, erode tooth enamel, increase sensitivity and cause excessive wear and tear on your teeth and gums. It’s nearly as important to choose the right tools for brushing your teeth, as it is to use proper technique. Select a toothbrush with soft bristles that fits comfortably in your mouth. Your brush is too large if you have to strain to open your mouth to move the brush around.…

  • The Danger of Piercings in Your Mouth

    Body adornments are all the rage. It is true adornments go as far back as 1500 A.D., but perhaps they didn’t know the dangers. In most cases, piercings and tattoos are performed uneventfully, however oral piercings run risks due to the amount of bacteria in the oral cavity. Is your son or daughter contemplating a lip, cheek, or tongue piercing? If so, perhaps this blog will help inform their decision.  If you or someone you know has questions regarding oral piercings, your dentist can attend to your concerns and share vital information on how to care for piercings. There are millions of bacteria in your mouth, mostly residing on your…

  • Depression & Anxiety Linked With Tooth Loss

    There have been numerous studies linking periodontal disease to other health issues including diabetes, heart disease, and lung infections. There have also been studies linking dental health with stress and mental health. For instance, people who are experiencing financial stress who exhibit poor coping abilities, are twice as likely to develop gum disease than others. A new study indicates a link between depression, anxiety, and tooth loss. The effects of poor dental hygiene on the health of your overall body seem pretty much substantiated. Therefore, if you’ve been neglecting your teeth resulting in tooth loss or tender, bleeding gums, contact a periodontist for a complete gingival evaluation. Recent Study A…

  • The History of Toothpaste

    Ever wonder where toothpaste and mouthwash came from? Have you ever thought about what people used for toothpaste before the invention of Crest, Colgate or Aquafresh? (North American brand name toothpastes). Below are some interesting, point form facts and recipes that may help satisfy your curiosity – or spur it on!! Back in the Days of Buddha The activity of keeping the mouth clean dates all the way back to the religious figure Buddha. It has been recorded that he would use a “tooth stick” from the God Sakka as part of his personal hygiene regimen. In 23 – 79 AD the practice of oral hygiene included: Drinking goats milk…