Tooth Loss & Smoking

All of us are aware about the consequences of smoking. Apart from affecting your oral health, this habit also effects everything else. The majority of smokers know that smoking is bad for the teeth. If you are one of them, you should learn by now that quitting this habit can both save your general health…

Smoking and oral health

How can smoking affect my oral health? Most people are now aware that smoking is bad for their health. It can cause many different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases. However, many people don’t realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums and teeth.Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease,…

5 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay Gum Disease

Nearly all American adults experience forms of tooth decay and gum disease, most commonly in the form of cavities and gingivitis detected during routine dental visits. Cavities and gingivitis are common, and start as small concerns, but when left untreated they can quickly escalate to more severe dental disease. Despite what statistics may suggest, keeping…

How smoking affects your oral health? Caring for your Teeth and Gums

In addition to several other chronic diseases, tobacco use is a primary cause of many oral diseases and adverse oral conditions. For example, tobacco is a risk factor for oral cancer and periodontal disease. It can also cause stained yellow or brown teeth, bad breath, and loss of teeth. Smoking is thought to alter bacteria…

6 simple strategies to prevent cavities

1. Brush your teeth regularly (and properly!) Though it may sound obvious, the best way to keep cavities at bay is to keep your teeth clean. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after every meal-and be thorough! Dr. Harry Höediono, president of the Ontario Dental Association, says that while most people spend…

Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

Tooth decay in children can be caused by various reasons.  The most common reason for tooth decay in children is poor brushing techniques, and eating too many sweets.  It is important that they learn early about good brushing techniques, so that they will practice them on a regular basis.  Tooth decay in children can lead…

Baby Teeth Deserve Care While They’re There

Misconception: Baby teeth don’t matter because they are going to fall out anyway. Actually: Neglecting baby teeth can set a child up for lifelong dental trouble. Nearly a quarter of all children between the ages of 2 and 5 have cavities, a study at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. What’s the big deal?…

Toothache: First aid

Tooth decay is the primary cause of toothaches for most children and adults. Bacteria that live in your mouth thrive on the sugars and starches in the food you eat. These bacteria form a sticky plaque that clings to the surface of your teeth. Acids produced by the bacteria in plaque can eat through the…

Drill-less Fillings / Air Abrasion

  When dealing with teeth requiring sealants or those with small cavities, we need a device which can remove tiny areas of debris and decay gently and selectively. That’s what Air Abrasion is all about. Air Abrasion works not by cutting, but by selectively scrubbing away soft areas of debris and rotten tooth structure while…

Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings

THE GIST – A new gel could soon eliminate painful fillings and root canals. – The technology doesn’t prevent cavities; it heals teeth by regenerating them. – Although this is good news for teeth, the research could also be applied to heal bones and other tissues in the body. Dentists could soon hang up their…

[Video]: What is a Cavity?

Caries means rotten or foulness in Latin. Dental caries, also known as cavity, refers to a decayed or rotting portion of a tooth; Caries is a tooth disease caused by bacteria and leeds often to tooth ache. Source: http://www.checkdent.com/

Fluoride Fights Tooth Decay in Your Youngest Kids, AAP Says

Researchers say you should start flouride with baby’s first teeth Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, but the good news is that it also preventable. Researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say using fluoride toothpaste, even as teeth are first emerging, is key to stopping cavities from forming. AAP recently…