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Everyone’s teeth become discolored and stained over time. It’s a natural part of the aging process, and also the direct result of eating and drinking foods and drinks that are highly pigmented (coffee, tea, berries, and wine). Additionally, using tobacco of any kind can stain teeth even more drastically.
While practicing good oral hygiene at home is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, visiting the dentist at least once or twice a year (or as recommended) is still vital to maintaining your oral health, general health, teeth, and gums for life.
Sometimes the wisdom teeth come in with enough room and don’t seem to cause too much trouble. Other times, there’s limited space in the mouth or other problems, and the wisdom teeth become impacted as they develop.
While you might think that all your brushing, flossing, and regular dental appointments are for the sole sake of your teeth and gums, the effects of oral health actually stretch way beyond the mouth.
No matter how much you fear the dentist, neglecting your teeth and gums can have even scarier results. Thankfully, there are plenty of strategies for calming anxiety and overcoming fears to get your teeth the care they need.
How to Tell If Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars, usually erupt during a person’s late teens or early twenties. Some individuals have plenty of extra room in their mouths, and their wisdom teeth erupt without problems. For many, wisdom teeth end up causing more trouble than… Continue reading How to Tell If Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed
Gum (periodontal) disease refers to a bacterial infection of the gums, which can occur for many reasons. Since this infection occurs inside the mouth, it can actually take a major toll on your entire body’s systemic health, leading to a variety of medical problems.
Maybe you wake up with a strange sensation in your jaw, suffer frequent headaches, experience ear pain, or have a partner who complains about the grinding and popping sounds coming from your mouth throughout the night. These symptoms are likely being caused by a condition called sleep bruxism, which is marked by excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching during sleep.
When it comes to oral health, brushing and flossing are essential. But did you know that it’s important to make healthy food choices, too? The foods you eat topically and systemically affect oral health.
If you’ve recently been taken aback by a gum disease diagnosis, you really shouldn’t be too surprised. According to the CDC, those with periodontal disease have plenty of company with 47.2% of adults 30 and over and 70.1% of adults over age 65 who suffer from gum disease.
The wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that develop later in life, between the ages of 17 and 25. They commonly need to be removed, and wisdom teeth removal has become like a rite of passage for young adults.