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Archive for the ‘Oral Health’ Category

Apr
17

The Signs of Gingivitis

Gingivitis is known as the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease is a serious condition that affects the soft tissues surrounding your teeth. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from gum disease, which is preventable for most patients. Before gum disease, known as periodontal disease sets in, it can be seen in the early […]

Mar
6

Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims

Between the crack of the bottle cap, the bubbly fizz, the first refreshing sip, and zero calories to boot—diet soda can be totally addicting. But is it possible to enjoy this delight without any side effects? A new study states that diet soda could indeed be as “damaging to teeth as methamphetamine, or cocaine.” When […]

Dec
7

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

Oral Health for the Holidays The holiday season can be a difficult time for your teeth. You are surrounded by sweets and drinks on what seems like a constant basis and it can wreak havoc on your teeth. During the holiday season it is common to indulge in cookies, candy, and other sweet treats. These […]

Dec
5

5 Tips for Those Aged 40-60

If you’re between 40-60 years old, you have unique concerns with regards to your oral health. Here’s what you should be paying attention to. 1. Gum Disease Gingivitis is the first and only stage of gum disease that is reversible. If not treated properly, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis—a serious, destructive disease. Some people with […]

Dec
4

Floss without the Floss

3 Easy Alternatives to Traditional Flossing When it comes to flossing, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to add organically to your routine. Sure, we are all told from childhood that flossing daily is crucial to oral health and preventing cavities/gum disease, and this is one hundred percent true. But in reality, how many of […]

Nov
27

All About TMJ

Do you experience jaw pain, locking, or popping? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of a TMJ disorder. But what is TMJ, and why does it happen? Read on for all of the information you’ll need about how to diagnose, treat, and prevent TMJ. What is TMJ? The acronym TMJ refers to the temporomandibular […]

Nov
13

Oral Health in Musicians

Playing a musical instrument has been proven to have a variety of mental benefits including enhanced cognition, focus, and problem solving. Great news, right? Well, yes, however there are certain hazards attributed to that musical prowess as well, especially in terms of oral health. First and foremost, it’s no secret that musical instruments (particularly the […]

Oct
23

Manual vs Electric Toothbrushes

There has long been debate about whether electric or manual toothbrushes reign supreme when it comes to oral hygiene. Those in favor of manual brushing allege that being able to fully control the brush better allows the user to reach difficult spots. Those on Team Electric Toothbrush swear that the subtle vibrations and pressure indicators […]

Oct
16

4 Reasons Your Gums May Be Itching

Itchy gums may sound like a strange symptom to have, but if you’ve ever experienced them, you know how annoying and uncomfortable they can be. What causes gums to itch, however, is a little less clear. We’ve rounded up the top 4 reasons you may be feeling that tingle near your teeth, and some actions […]

Oct
3

Meth Mouth

It is widely known that drug use, especially hard drug use, can cause tooth decay. The worst drug offender in ruining teeth, however, is methamphetamine. Methamphetamine, or ‘Meth’ is known as a powerfully addictive drug that can harm overall health, but it can also seriously affect oral health. According to the American Dental Association, Meth […]

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