Dental Problems

Bad Breath – Halitosis

2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

An estimated sixty-five percent of Americans have bad breath. Over forty-million Americans have "chronic halitosis," which is persistent bad breath. Ninety percent of all halitosis is of oral, not systemic, origin. Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on over the counter halitosis products, many of which are ineffective because they only mask the [...]

Bad Breath – Halitosis 2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Bulimia Nervosa

2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well. This is because many of the behaviors associated with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa—such as binge eating, self-induced vomiting, and use of diuretics or laxatives—cause changes in the mouth. For example, repeated episodes of vomiting, which is common in people with bulimia, release [...]

Bulimia Nervosa 2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Canker / Cold Sores

2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

People sometimes confuse canker sores and cold sores, but they are completely unrelated. Both can be painful, but knowing the differences can help you keep them in check. A canker sore is typically one that occurs on the delicate tissues inside your mouth. It is usually light-colored at its base and can have a red [...]

Canker / Cold Sores 2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Cavities and Tooth Decay

2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

What Is Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is caused by a variety of things; in medical terms, cavities are called caries, which are caused by long-term destructive forces acting on tooth structures such as enamel and the tooth's inner dentin material. These destructive forces include frequent exposure to foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates. Soda, candy, [...]

Cavities and Tooth Decay 2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Toothaches

2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can [...]

Toothaches 2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Emergency Care

2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00

A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting [...]

Emergency Care 2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00

Jaw Disorders / TMJ

2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00

People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth. One of the most common jaw disorders is related to a problem with the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, [...]

Jaw Disorders / TMJ 2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00

Chipped, Cracked, and Worn Teeth

2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00

Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth. Stronger types of veneers made of porcelain, also called composite veneers, typically last longer because they are bonded to the tooth. Another process called bonding can [...]

Chipped, Cracked, and Worn Teeth 2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00