Dental Health

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Getting a Filling

It’s estimated that almost half of all children suffer from some sort of tooth decay. If your child needs a filling, you’re likely dreading the experience as much as they are. But as their parent, you can take steps to make the process easier by preparing them for this common, relatively painless procedure. Here are

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toothache causes

5 Most Common Toothache Causes

A toothache can seem like one of the worst pain in the world. Depending on the cause of that pain, it very well could be! Everyone is told at a very young age to floss their teeth and then brush for at least two minutes, twice a day–or after every meal. Some don’t follow this

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periodontist

7 Signs You Need to Visit a Periodontist

The eyes may be the windows to your soul but your mouth, specifically your teeth and gums can be good indicators of serious health problems. For example, periodontitis can be a possible early sign of diabetes mellitus, according to BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Having advanced periodontal disease (gum disease) can also put you

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food for healthy teeth and gums

What’s the Best Food for Healthy Teeth and Gums?

If you’re not already aware, you should know that what you eat has a huge effect on your overall oral health. Some foods contain substances which are kryptonite for your teeth and gums while others contain substances which are actually greatly beneficial for your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, a great many of the foods existing

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What Causes Gingivitis?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all American adults ages 30 or older have some form of gum disease. In adults over the age of 65, the rate increases to 70 percent. When left untreated, gum disease destroys the gums and the bone that supports the teeth. In this

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How Romantic Relationships Influence Oral Health

Dr. Ricardo Hernandez has some happy news for lovebirds celebrating Valentine’s Day this month. According to research from the University of Queensland, people in healthy romantic relationships are more likely to have good oral health. Keep reading for more details about this exciting discovery.

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