Posts Categorized: Dental Health Issues

Your Smile vs. Cavities—How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Out of the many threats that your dental health faces every day, cavities are the most common. Because your teeth can’t self-repair the holes, they may also be the most worrisome. Fortunately, although it affects the majority of adults in at least one of their teeth, the tooth decay that causes cavities is highly preventable with… Read more »

Questions About Dentistry and Oral-Systemic Health

Although it focuses on your mouth and oral structures, dentistry is about more than just maintaining a clean and beautiful smile. As experts have known for quite some time, the state of your oral health can have a long-lasting effect on other vital systems, including your cardiovascular health, respiratory system, immune system, and more. With… Read more »

Jaw Functions and TMJ Disorder

If you’ve ever felt or closely observed your jaw as you open and close your mouth, then you may have realized that it’s controlled by two joints on either side of your face. Known as temporomandibular joints (TMJs), they’re combination hinge-and-sliding joints that work simultaneously to power your jaw’s movement. TMJ disorder, or TMD, describes… Read more »

Why Grinding Your Teeth Should Concern You

Your teeth are pretty formidable. Usually, they can adequately withstand the forces of biting and chewing your food several times every day, as well as the scrubbing of your toothbrush and floss. However, strong though they are, your teeth aren’t indestructible, and when forced against each other with nothing between them, your teeth can wear… Read more »

Tracing the Cause of Your Toothache

Even if you never experience tooth decay or gum disease, there’s a good chance that you have, or will, experience tooth sensitivity at some point in your life. Sensitive, aching teeth are one of the most common dental health symptoms, and they can be caused by any number of different issues. To successfully treat your discomfort… Read more »

Is It True That My Oral Health Affects My Overall Health?

Given how dominant your smile is, you might realize that certain oral health issues can affect your image and appearance, which in turn can affect your confidence and quality of life. What fewer people realize, however, is that the state of your dental health can affect much more than how confidently you smile. For instance,… Read more »

It’s Time to Talk About Your Bad Breath

It’s embarrassing enough that many people don’t want to talk about it, but bad breath isn’t as easily avoidable as conversation. The one person you should be talking about your bad breath with is your dentist, especially if you’ve tried to eliminate it and it won’t go away. When it’s more than just morning breath, the… Read more »