When you were a child wouldn’t you have loved to know that your teeth were protected from decay? Going to the dentist can be scary at a young age. It is not so bad to get a checkup and teeth cleaning, but even adults do not want to get fillings. Dental sealants are an easy and painless way to help prevent you or your child from getting cavities. Get sold on sealants by taking our true or false quiz below.
Cavities may not cause symptoms until they are so advanced you may lose the tooth or require expensive dental treatment. There are other conditions that may be going on behind the scenes of apparently healthy teeth, too. That is why we need dental x-rays. Dental x-rays allow the dentist to see between teeth, what’s going on at the root of your teeth, the inside of your teeth, and the supporting jaw bone. Getting regular dental x-rays can save you time as well as undue pain and expense.
Cavities aren’t the only dental issue there is to worry about. There are other things that can do damage to your teeth. Have you heard of attrition, abrasion, erosion? These are all forms of wear that can happen to your teeth. Whereas cavities can be painful, and you eventually become aware of them, you don’t always become aware of these other forms of wear until they are advanced. Take the quiz below to see how much you know about tooth erosion.
Christmas is a perfect time to encourage your little ones, middle-sized ones, and even big ones to practice proper oral hygiene habits. There are several dental-related gifts that would be helpful to them. But today we aren’t talking about gifts. We are talking about stocking stuffers. There are several smaller-sized dental products that can help encourage your family to take care of their teeth, too, perfect for stuffing stockings. Read on for a list of stocking stuffers for their smile.
Have you ever heard of a baby being born with teeth? It doesn’t happen very often, in fact, only 1 out of every 2,000 to 3,000 births. When a baby is born with teeth they are referred to as natal teeth or fetal teeth. In most cases, if a baby is born with teeth it is nothing to worry about. However in some cases it can be related to a medical condition. Read on to find out more about babies born with teeth.
Is milk good for you or bad for you? It is high in calcium, but it also has sugar. Calcium is good for your bones, but sugar is bad for your teeth. You’ve been told for years that milk is good for your teeth and your bones. The latest is that milk can help prevent cavities. Should you believe it? Take our fun true or false quiz below to find out what you know about milk and cavities.
Your bodily systems don’t function alone. For instance, your heart wouldn’t beat unless your brain told it to. Your lungs can’t function without your heart. You couldn’t feel or move without your nervous system. So it stands to reason that if one part of your body is not healthy it can affect the other systems of your body. Research shows that if your mouth isn’t healthy you may have other health issues as well, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and lung infections. A recent study has shown that people in emotionally and physically aggressive relationships have more rotten teeth. Read on to find out if violence can rot your teeth. Continue reading “Q And A: Can Violence Rot Your Teeth?”
Despite the preventative dental treatments available today caries is widespread among children in the U.S. The word caries is Latin for “rottenness or decay.” Childhood caries, or tooth decay, is a chronic and infectious disease in young children and is mostly seen in minority and poor populations. New research has shown that what we thought we knew about caries isn’t all there is to know. In today’s blog, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans cover important facts on childhood caries.