How to Prevent Gingivitis and Have Healthy Gums

Studies have shown that about half of all American adults suffer from gum disease. Many of them end up with it after dealing with gingivitis, which is the earliest stage of periodontal disease. It affects more than 200,000 people every single year and leads to people being forced to live with inflamed gums, tender gums, and even gums that bleed …

8 Surprising Health Problems Caused by Bad Teeth

More than one-third of Americans skipped their trip to the dentist this year. But, despite this, bad teeth and gums continue to plague a large number of people in the United States. Not only this, poor oral health can lead to a string of other serious diseases that can affect your quality of life. In fact, they can be fatal. …

The Best Ways to Encourage Gum Health

Advanced gum disease (chronic periodontitis) affects 47.2% of adults aged 30 and over in the United States. Apparently, poor oral hygiene is bad news for your gums and teeth. A healthy mouth is more than just straight teeth and a bright smile. It’s also about gum health! Perhaps your teeth are super white, you’ve not had any cavity before, and …

Must-Know Dental Hygiene Benefits

How often do you go to the dentist? You may think clean teeth and gums may sound nice, but it’s not essential to your health. Well, think again. Bad oral health can affect the rest of your health. Bacteria accumulates in your gums, which can result in widespread infections. Caring for your teeth includes brushing your teeth twice a day, …

The Link Between Dental Health and Overall Wellness

If the eyes are the window to your soul, then the health of your mouth (from the teeth to the gums) is the window to your overall wellness. Believe it or not, having severe gum disease increases your likelihood of developing a chronic condition by 40%! Of these long-term health problems, diabetes is most often associated with dental health and …

How Often Should Adults Visit the Dentist?

If an apple a day keeps the dentist away, can you skip going to the dentist altogether by eating apples? No. But, the question people often ask is, how often should you visit the dentist as an adult? Some people insist on going every 3-6 months, while others go every couple of years. How often should you go? There are …

5 Ways to Tell If You Need a Cavity Filling

Is your kid complaining of a toothache and you’re just not sure what’s wrong? It’s possible that tiny bacterium has secreted acid to make tiny holes in his teeth. We promise it’s not as scary as it sounds. The tiny bacteria in question are commonly known as plaque, and the plaque has created cavities (aka tiny holes). The sooner you …

5 Ways a Smile Makeover Can Change Your Life

Unless you genetically have amazing teeth, your smile can be frustrating. Maybe your teeth or naturally yellow or maybe you have crooked teeth. While these factors don’t affect your oral health, your smile may not be amazing. When you’re happy, your smile. When you talk, laugh, or yell, your teeth are exposed. Even if you’re insecure about your teeth, your …

Signs You May Have Early Periodontitis

Most people think of oral health as only pertaining to your teeth. But your gums are just as important. Unfortunately, half of all American adults have some form of gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to serious infection and tooth loss if not treated. Early detection and treatment is crucial to saving your teeth from gum disease. Keep reading to learn …

Prep and Recovery for Wisdom Teeth Removal: A Guide

Every young adult dreads the day when their dentist finally says to them: “Your wisdom teeth are coming in.” Getting your wisdom teeth removed is a big deal. But with the right preparation, you can have a smoother road to recovery. Were you recently told that your wisdom teeth are coming in? Not sure when yours will start come in? …