Though it is likely that you brush and floss every day, you are probably not too terribly concerned with the possibility of an oral disease itself. However, you should be. Oral diseases are incredibly common – even if you do take adequate care of your teeth – and you should be made aware of the symptoms that might plague you if you contract such a disease. There are a number of symptoms that might indicate that you are suffering from an oral disease, and if you are experiencing these symptoms you should seek out the treatment of a dentist right away. [Read More]
What Should You Know About Dental Implants As A Recovering Alcoholic?
If you've recently sought help in dealing with alcoholism, you may be excited to finally feel free from the shackles of your addiction for the first time in years (or even decades). But despite your recent commitment to sobriety, you could still be facing permanent health-related consequences of your years of alcohol abuse -- particularly when it comes to your oral health. If you're considering dental implants as a way to restore lost or damaged teeth, you'll first need to learn about some of the potential consequences of falling off the wagon after your implant surgery, as well as some health conditions that could prevent your implants from succeeding. [Read More]
So, You Have Another Canker Sore: Understanding And Treating Pesky Mouth Ulcers
Waking up to a white or gray sore on your cheek or gums is never fun. These little sores may not look like much, but they sure do hurt. Most people just wait out their canker sores, knowing that eventually they will get better. However, knowing a bit more about what causes these sores and how to treat them can help you secure relief more quickly and effectively. What causes canker sores? [Read More]
Foods To Keep Your Jaw And Gums Strong When You Have Braces
If you have recently had braces placed on your teeth, then you probably have been informed to stay away from extremely sticky and crunchy foods. However, you still need to eat right to provide your body with the nutrition it needs. This is especially true since your mouth will need extra vitamins and minerals to heal the areas of the mouth that are stressed during the tooth movement process. If you want to start eating a diet that is specific to your needs as you wear your braces, keep reading. [Read More]