Since childhood, we have been told the reasons behind proper oral care. However, leading a busy life will sometimes get in the way of our oral health, and one of the common dental concerns associated with neglected oral health is periodontal disease. The disease affects almost 47.2% of adults aged 30 and over and is also found in senior individuals. Almost 70.1% of adults between 65-70 years of age suffer from periodontal disease in the US.
While a cup of coffee or tea can help you kick start your day, it can also stain your teeth. Tannin, a polyphenol compound found in coffee and tea that breaks down in water, is responsible for the color and flavor. It enables color compounds to stick to your teeth, leaving behind a yellow hue. Small amounts of tea and coffee are enough to stain your teeth, and regular consumption can cause more long-term stains.
Did you know that the state of your mouth can affect your entire physical well-being? Just like the rest of your body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria, most of which are generally harmless. However, as the single opening to your respiratory and digestive system, your mouth can pave the way for harmful bacteria into your internal organs. This is why oral hygiene is vital.
Clear teeth aligners are lightweight, transparent plastic trays used for correcting teeth alignment. They are convenient, easy to wear, and customizable depending on your teeth' size and shape. Aligners will gradually move your teeth to create a straighter smile. Typically, you will wear a tray for two weeks and then replace it with another one until you get the desired alignment....Continue reading
Cold sores are viral infections that are unable to be cured. However, treatment can help manage symptoms and promote quick healing, reducing the frequency, length, and severity of future outbreaks.
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Practicing good oral health is essential for your overall well being. It’s always sad to see someone avoid visiting their dentist until they experience severe dental issues. Poor dental care not only contributes to compounding oral problems...Continue reading
Traditional braces come with wires and brackets that can easily trap food particles leading to bacteria and plaque buildup. Plaque can result in certain acids that eat away the minerals from your tooth enamel. This changes how light is reflected from your teeth, causing white spots in those areas from where you couldn't remove the plaque....Continue reading
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy and natural-looking teeth. They replace the root and crown of the missing tooth and extend the life of the surrounding natural teeth. They also help in maintaining jaw bone support.
While a loose tooth is common in children, it can also cause concern among adults. Anything from poor oral hygiene, advanced gum disease, grinding on teeth, chewing on hard food, or an injury to the mouth can damage your tooth and loosen it. While it is always preferable to save a tooth, pulling out a cracked, infected, or diseased tooth will help protect your other teeth. Visit your dentist if your loose tooth causes severe pain and needs to be pulled out immediately.
Bad breath is a common condition that affects more than 50% of the general population. Bad breath is not only psychologically distressing but can also affect personal relationships and quality of life. There are several underlying causes of bad breath which can include gum disease like gingivitis and periodontitis, and poor oral hygiene....Continue reading