When you eat or drink something cold or hot, like a cup of coffee or a bowl of ice cream, you might feel some pain thanks to a burned tongue or a cold headache. What you shouldn’t feel is a spike of pain coming from one or more of your teeth. Tooth sensitivity makes it hard to eat certain foods, and it’s often a sign of bigger problems.
There is no substitution for brushing and flossing, but there are several foods that can make, or break, the health of your teeth and gums. Everyone knows that sugar is public enemy number-one, but there are plenty of good foods (and beverages) out there that can help you get one step ahead on your good oral health.
Not many people are aware that it is okay to chew gum, and even more are not aware of the many benefits that can be experienced by regularly chewing gum when it comes to your overall dental health and hygiene.
With the holidays upon us, it is important to remember our dental hygiene and oral health. Even when we are facing the busiest days of the year, we should not forget the important things such as our tooth and gum health.
Perfectly white teeth are impossible, at least in nature. That’s why it looks a little unnatural when someone whitens their teeth to the point where they practically outshine the rest of their face. But while a perfect white looks weird, the off-white of natural enamel is still widely considered an attractive and healthy color, certainly more so than yellow or dark brown.
You are what you eat. We’ve all heard this before, and we try to make good, healthy choices to keep our bodies strong and healthy. But, have you ever thought about how diet and nutrition can affect your mouth?
Do you have to wait until your coffee is room temperature before you can drink it? Does the thought of ice cream give you goosebumps? Speaking from experience, I would be willing to bet that you are suffering from sensitive teeth. You may hear about sensitive teeth in commercials or see an advertisement in passing, but how much do you really know about the condition? Learn more so that you may talk to your dentist about the next steps.
We all should know just how important it is to see the dentist with you are an adult. Our dental professionals are one of your most crucial defenses against plaque, oral infections, teeth misalignment and can even spot the warning signs for a few serious diseases. However, most adults do not realize that babies and small children need to see their dentist too.
If you are eating a snack, and all of a sudden you bite down on something harder than expected, and you hear a crack, you may have just cracked a tooth. Or if you get hit in the mouth and you feel pain in a tooth, you may have just cracked one of your teeth. This situation usually arises unexpectedly, and you may not know what to do. Here’s a guide to help you with your next steps.
If you grind your teeth in your sleep, your doctor may recommend a mouthguard for you to wear at night. This will help protect the surface of your teeth from any further damage. It is impossible to tell your body to stop doing something while you are asleep, so a mouth guard is the best protection you can get. It’s better to prevent any further damage now, instead of having to pay for costly fixes later.