Category: Dental News


What Causes Teeth Grinding?

Teeth grinding can have many different causes.  When you learn the reason you are clenching and grinding your teeth during the nighttime, you can take appropriate steps to correct the problem. Stress Stress is the most common reason for nighttime grinding.  Unresolved tension, stress, or anxiety from your daily life can lead to grinding your...


What Types of Whitening Treatments Are Available?

When your teeth are white, you may look younger and healthier. As there are different methods for teeth whitening, there is no reason to hesitate. You can be on your way to a confident smile.   In-Office Whitening An effective, easy approach is to ask your dentist to whiten your teeth in his office. This...


Is There a Connection Between Teeth Grinding and Headaches?

One cause of headaches is teeth grinding or clenching. If you experience headaches or migraines, consult with your dentist and physician. How Can Grinding and Clenching Cause Headaches? A person’s skull and jaw are connected by a hinge known as a temporomandibular joint.  This joint, the TMJ, is responsible for your ability to yawn, chew,...


How Do Teeth Whitening Products Work?

If you want whiter teeth, there are many options. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of each, so you can choose the option that is best for you. You will love your beautiful new smile. Professional Whitening   You have two options for professional whitening: whitening at the dentist’s office, or a tray prepared by your...


Can Flossing Help Prevent Tooth Decay?

Most people do not floss regularly. However, dentists advise that patients perform this oral health task daily. It is a way to remove plaque or trapped food from between teeth. Recent scientific studies have analyzed whether or not flossing can help to prevent tooth decay. Articles have been circulating in the Associated Press that reports...


Best Brushing Tips To Prevent Tooth Decay

You know the importance of home oral care, but the way you practice it does make a difference. When you take a few minutes to consider how you practice your daily routines, you can have better oral health.  Choosing The Right Toothbrush For brushing to be effective, you need appropriate supplies. You can start with...


What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Soda?

Carbonated soft drinks have existed for centuries, but their popularity has risen in recent decades. Individuals of all ages reach for a can of soda whenever they are thirsty, crave sugar, or want a treat. If you want good overall health as well as dental health, encourage everyone in your family to avoid this habit....


The Best Ways To Prevent Plaque Build-Up

There are many ways teeth can be damaged, and plaque is a common example. When you are familiar with this topic, you can avoid plaque build-up and have healthier teeth. What is Plaque? A small amount of plaque is not always visible. The sticky substance consists of food particles, mucus, and bacteria. The substance can...


What is the Connection Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease?

Without any type of cardiovascular testing, it may be possible to detect an early heart problem. However, scientists have done research that shows a person’s mouth may be able to tell if he or she is at a high risk to develop heart disease. Individuals with periodontal disease (or gum disease) are twice as likely...

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