No one wants to learn that they have bad breath. The unpleasant odor could scare away your crush, ruin your chances at an important interview, or put your friends in an awkward situation. Fortunately, you can learn how to cure bad breath. With some good dental hygiene, good oral habits, and perhaps the help of
If you’ve recently been told that you suffer from bruxism (grinding, clenching, or gnashing of the teeth), you might be perplexed. Many people with bruxism aren’t aware they have it because they grind their teeth at night, while sleeping. And even if you grind your teeth during the daytime, you may not be aware that
Permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes life has other plans. Your dentist may recommend extracting one of your teeth for a variety of reasons: to remove a decayed or infected tooth, to remove a tooth loosened by periodontal disease, to correct crowding, to prevent an impacted tooth from harming your oral
Many parts of your mouth, including your gums and jawbone, are composed of living tissue. When a tooth is extracted, a hole (or “socket”) is left behind, and the jawbone will no longer receive stimulation where the tooth was located. Due to this lack of stimulation, the living tissue will begin to shift and the
When you think of your oral health, you may focus on your teeth and gums, but don’t forget about the underlying support for your teeth: your jaw bone. Without a healthy jaw bone, your teeth would not sit firmly in place; instead, they would loosen and eventually fall out! If you suffer from untreated gum
Although most people will acknowledge that flossing is incredibly important for oral health, only 16 percent of Americans floss at least once a day. This is especially perplexing when you consider that flossing is inexpensive, accessible, and requires relatively little time. For many people, it’s all about building the habit. After all, don’t you brush
Although we hope and expect that our teeth will last a lifetime, sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. Fortunately, several solutions are available to replace missing teeth. Although dentures were considered the treatment of choice for many years, dental implants are now being recognized as a more comfortable, attractive, and effective treatment in many situations.
In many situations, people are praised for “giving it their all.” Picture a runner sprinting to the finish line, a student using every spare minute to study for an exam, or a drummer who leaves the stage with calloused fingers and a sweaty brow. They’re congratulated for their hard work, for pushing themselves to the
The eyes might be the windows to the soul, but your smile is one of the first things that others notice about you. If you’ve observed your gums receding over the years, you might be less confident in your grin – which may make you less inclined to greet the ones you love with a
No matter how diligent you are about visiting your dentist, sometimes accidental injuries or everyday wear and tear can wreak havoc on your smile, causing chips or cracks. If your smile isn’t where you want it to be, your dentist may have mentioned tooth bonding as a potential solution. But how does tooth bonding work?