Adults and children alike should go to the dentist every six months to have a checkup and get their teeth cleaned. Unfortunately, many put off going to the dentist out of fear or simply because they don't think they need to. However, there are things you might not realize that you are doing that could end up damaging your teeth between those visits. This is why it is important to get a checkup and make sure your teeth are still healthy and your gums aren't receding. [Read More]
Oral Allies: How Dentists Spot Mouth Cancer And Help Patients Who Have It
One of the benefits of visiting the dentist is receiving a thorough examination of your mouth. A trained dental professional will be able to tell quite a few things from the state of your oral health, including whether your diet is sufficient and if you have any infections in your mouth. Screening for cancer of the mouth is also a part of your dental examination. Here are 3 ways your family dentist can help spot, treat, and repair damage from cancer: [Read More]
3 Tips To Protect Your Porcelain Crowns From Damage
Crowns are installed in order to protect your teeth against tooth decay. The crown you decide to choose depends on a lot of factors, including aesthetics. Porcelain crowns are a great option for treating teeth closer to the front of your mouth because they blend in with the color shape of your teeth. This gives your teeth a more uniformed look compared to gold crowns. However, porcelain crowns are more susceptible to damage. [Read More]
Is There A Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis And Your Oral Health?
As crazy as this seems, a report in 2009 stated if you have gum disease your risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is present. The risk is listed as casual, but keep brushing and flossing! Taking care of your teeth may help take care of your joints. Remember, tooth loss is an indication of gum disease as learned in research studies, and may indicate joint pain such as RA in your future. Comparisons The study indicated individuals with moderate to severe gum disease are three times more likely to get the disease, in comparison to a patient with mild or no periodontitis issues. [Read More]