Smoking and Dental Health (1)

Everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer. It’s closely linked to cardio-pulmonary problems and can cause coughing fits and worsen asthma symptoms. And it’s common knowledge smoking can lead to emphysema and other chronic lung problems. Most people who use tobacco are aware of these risks. There’s another side effect of smoking that doesn’t get as…

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…

Smoking and Teeth

We all have habits; some habits are good, however others are not so good and can even affect our health. If we grew up between 1960 – 1970 it was common to see and hear in tv the importance of smoking. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in the 1960 – 1970 the average…

Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth

After weeks of watching your baby drool and fuss, you finally spot that first little tooth bud popping up through the gums. Over the next couple of years, your baby’s gummy smile will gradually be replaced by two rows of baby teeth. Baby teeth may be small, but they’re important. They act as placeholders for…

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…

Early Tooth Growth 3: Avoiding Bad Habits

Baby Bottle Tooth decay Infants and young children can have a much higher risk of tooth decay if they frequently are put to bed (for a nap or for the night) with a bottle containing juice or milk. The sugars pool around the infant’s teeth as they sleep, letting bacteria produce acids that wear away…

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…

Tooth diagram

Most adults have 32 teeth, including wisdom teeth. Our teeth are one of the hardest parts of the body. Teeth are essential for chewing food, but what lies beneath the shiny white surface of a healthy tooth? Parts of the teeth Parts of the teeth include: Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth….

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…

Drill-Less Root Canals?

A new technique may soon make dentists able to offer patients a drill-free alternative to a traditional root canal. “Bonded direct pulp capping” is an alternative for patients whose tooth nerve is still alive after decay removal. The dentist covers the nerve with a plastic substance similar to contact lens material, which forms an airtight…