Posts Tagged ‘ oral health ’

8 Tips for a Speedy Recovery from Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may be used to treat a range of injuries, defects and diseases affecting your teeth, gums and jawbone. Recovery from oral surgery can take several days, but there are steps you can take to help speed up the process. Here are eight tips for a faster recovery. 1. Protect the Surgical Area Limit […]

Sleep Apnea Can Lead To Gum Disease If Left Untreated

Obstructive sleep could have a detrimental impact on your oral health. The Journal of Dental and Oral Health, which reviewed several studies in 2015, concluded that sleep apnea — a common sleep disorder that affects a person’s breathing during sleep — could increase the risk of periodontitis, a gum infection that damages the teeth’s bone […]

How An Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Lives

Oral cancer affected 48,000 people in 2016, according to the National Cancer Institute. This disease covers cancer of the mouth, throat and sinuses. When dental professionals discover it in its earlier stages, patient survival rates are as high as 83.3 percent. This figure drops down to 38 percent if it has metastasized. An oral cancer […]

Why You May Need Oral Surgery For An Open Bite

Ever notice a gap between your upper and lower set of teeth when you smile? This misalignment of the teeth is called an open bite. Although an open bite can be a very common oral problem, there is the possibility of serious negative effects on a person’s oral health and quality of life. More specifically, […]

Teaching Kids About the Tricks in their Treats On Halloween!

Halloween may be one of your children’s favorite nights of the year, but it can easily turn into a fright fest for oral health. This Halloween, protect your children’s teeth from the worst trick or treating candy offenders! Here’s a list of the candies to avoid and some alternative options: Chewy Candy The candy that […]

5 Reasons Your Teeth Hurt (And What To Do About It)

  It’s easy to brush off tooth or mouth pain you may be experiencing…until the issue develops into something more serious. Often times if you have mouth pain it is an early sign of a deeper issue, which is why it’s important to get to the root of the problem. Waiting for the problem to […]

10 Ways To Improve Your Smile and Oral Health

Want pearly whites and a healthy mouth?  Follow these ten steps to improve your oral health! Brush and Floss Daily The most important thing you can do to improve your oral health is to brush and floss your teeth regularly.  No matter what, you should brush your teeth twice a day, morning and night.  Make […]

Why You May Need a Bone Graft Before Getting Dental Implants

If you’re planning to have dental implant surgery to replace a missing tooth, you may need a bone graft.  Generally, a bone graft is necessary when there is not enough healthy jawbone to support the dental implant.  Bone grafting has become an extremely common procedure that is simple, safe and will likely increase the success […]

5 Rules for Diabetics to Prevent Oral Health Problems

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, there are many health concerns that you need to be aware of every day, including your oral health. Many people are surprised to learn of the correlation between diabetes and higher risks for oral health problems. One of the main concerns diabetics have to be aware of is the […]

Keep Your Teeth Clean, Not Green

On a holiday like St. Patrick’s Day, it’s important to take a few minutes to educate yourself on how to protect your teeth and gums with a few simple tips and tricks. Tooth Enamel The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in the human body, but once it is destroyed it doesn’t grow […]