Tips for Good Oral Health and Maintaining a Healthy Smile
Devante Morrow, age 26, hadn’t been to a dentist since the 6th grade. “I never really had any pain, so didn’t feel Iike I needed to go to a dentist.”
A few years ago, Morrow’s aunt began suffering from cancer, which upon diagnosis, was believed to have spread from her mouth and throat. “By the time the doctors found out what was the problem, it was really too late, because she ended up having stage
When it comes to fighting off cavities, it helps to have allies, beyond the obvious healthy habits of regular brushing and flossing. It turns out there several lessor known habits you can pick up to strengthen your daily routine for a healthy and beautiful smile.
What are cavities?
Even though your teeth are covered in enamel – the hardest substance in the
If you’re an adult considering treatment options for getting your teeth straightened — you’re in luck. Today, there are a lot of options to resolve a wide range of orthodontic issues for a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Tooth straightening options for adults range from traditional metal braces all the way to invisible straightening aligners, with choices dependent on
Gum disease is often painless and without noticeable symptoms, making it hard to know if you really have it. Many symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease, called periodontitis.
We 're usually told to take care of our teeth, but what about our gums? Your gums also play an important role in oral health. This is because without proper care, periodontal (gum) disease can
You might be surprised to know that the benefits of maintaining good dental health extend far beyond just your mouth.
In fact your oral health—the health of your teeth and gums—has a major impact on overall health, medical costs, and quality of life. “The significance of the mouth as part of our health is often overlooked and underappreciated,” says Dr. Caswell Evans, Associate Dean
You’ve probably heard the saying, you are what you eat; well that's particularly true for your teeth and gums.
Those starchy or sugary foods we love are also loved by the bacteria in your mouth that can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
The difference between a healthy smile and frequent visits to the dentist has a lot to do with your diet. Even with a good oral hygiene
Parents sometimes have a hard time convincing their kids to take good care of their teeth. Still, some have found clever ways to instill those important early habits.
“The hardest part for us has been helping her brush,” says Adriana’s mother. Adriana is 3 years old now, and she’s at the UIC College of
More than you might think.
Most people consider teeth and gums as separate from other aspects of personal health, yet they are more connected to serious health conditions that you might realize.
Good dental health is a reflection of good health overall. That is because the mouth is a gateway to the rest of our body. It is how we breathe and nourish our bodies. It is also a major source of
Seeing baby teeth first appear is an exciting time in a child’s early years. Your child’s first teeth give them new ways to eat, speak, and smile. This milestone is also a time to begin thinking about how to care for your child’s teeth.
Believe it or not, tooth decay can begin as soon as your baby’s teeth first appear. This is why it is so important to start your child out with good oral hygiene habits that