How do mouthguards work? The answer to that question depends on why you are wearing the mouthguard. This humble, seemingly simple oral appliance can serve many purposes.
In 2019, 64.9 percent of American adults reported paying their dentist a visit within the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On one hand, that means that more than half of Americans had a chance to enjoy the many advantages that a regular dental exam can bring. Unfortunately, that means
Although 77 percent of Americans have dental insurance, how many of us really know how to use it? Knowing the ins-and-outs of your dental insurance plan can help you make the most of your coverage, so it pays to do your research. Read on to learn how dental insurance works, and how to make it
As your braces work hard to straighten your teeth, you should work hard to clean and protect your teeth. In fact, oral hygiene is especially important for those with braces because plaque can hide in the nooks and crannies around the brackets. In addition to regular visits to your dentist, you’ll need to brush your
When it comes to oral health, brushing your teeth is a nonnegotiable. Like flossing and drinking plenty of water, it’s something that you should be doing day in and day out. Most people fit the habit into their daily routine, typically in the morning and at night, performing it so often that it feels like
Do you feel a jolt of pain each time you eat a spoonful of ice cream? Do you avoid drinking your favorite hot beverages, like coffee and tea, because your teeth are so sensitive? Have you ever found it painful to brush your teeth? You’re not alone – one in five adults has sensitive teeth.
If your kiddo has already lost a few teeth, you’re probably familiar with that cute gap-toothed grin of early childhood. But how long will your child keep their baby teeth – and when do permanent teeth come in? Learn more about your child’s dental health as they lose their baby teeth and develop their permanent
Why smile? A simple curve of the lips offers major benefits. As Verywell Mind reports, studies show that smiling strengthens immunity, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, boosts mood, eases pain, and increases positivity. Donning your best smile also makes you seem younger, more confidant, and more successful. It welcomes people to engage with you, which
I think we can all agree that flossing is essential for good oral health – and I hope that everyone reading this plans to floss their teeth at least once today! However, it’s also a fact that many people struggle to floss as often as they should. If you find dental floss frustrating to handle
Has your dentist informed you that you need to have a tooth removed? The process will vary depending on many factors, including which tooth is being removed, its position in the mouth, and whether it is impacted (beneath the surface of the gums) or erupted (visible above the gums). Especially if the tooth is impacted,