The majority of dentists will warn against oral piercings due to the various complications that they entail. The side effects you may encounter after a piercing in any part of your mouth is similar to those you would experience if you suffered a random puncture wound, or underwent a procedure that required an incision. This entails mainly swelling, pain, and the formation of scar tissue. Infections are always a danger initially, but secondary infections are much more serious. In some cases, secondary infections on oral piercings can be catastrophic that surgery is needed to correct the damage, and it’s not always reversible. Continue reading Piercings and Oral Health
Poor Oral Health Can Result in Pregnancy Difficulties
There is a lot of new scientific information out there stating a clear effect of poor oral health on an unborn baby. Women who have been known to have gum disease may have a higher risk for a premature birth.
While research is still in its early stages, there are clear links. Babies can be at risk for low birth weights. Also, gum disease can cause the body to produce hormones to cause early labor. The risk of having a baby early is very real. Continue reading Importance of Keeping Great Oral Health and Prenatal Care
Are you someone who suffers from grinding their teeth? There are many people who suffer from this issue, and it can actually leave the jaw feeling sore or even numb. What about clenching? This can result in similar problems also. Some people do not even know they have these problems until they go in for a dental visit. They then find out that the pain is actually caused by bruxism. Bruxism is a terribly bad habit of clenching your teeth or even grinding them. Continue reading Why Grinding Teeth Is Bad for Your Health
Unfortunately for most, a toothache will likely sneak up on you at some point in your life. As much as we can try to have a solid oral care routine, there is still the possibility. When thinking of a toothache, most people would automatically assume that it is due to a cavity. However, there are many other possible causes of a toothache.
Continue reading Thinking your toothache is from a cavity? Here are some other possible causes of toothaches
Recent studies have shown that there is a significant connection between health problems and your overall oral health. Health problems like diabetes and pneumonia are just two of the many that can occur alongside poor oral hygiene. Said studies have even shown that there may be a link between stroke, heart disease, and even premature birth. Continue reading Oral Health is Key for Great Overall health
We know that children can be quite tough when it comes to brushing their teeth. The maintenance of oral health needs to start at a young age, or else kids may see the early stages of periodontal disease. This disease is when the teeth aren’t flossed thoroughly, causing pockets to accumulate underneath the skin. Continue reading Teaching Children Great Oral Habits
It’s important to know that taking care of your mouth is a great goal to strive towards. When you have healthy gums and healthy teeth, you feel less self-conscious, and you’re not going to be in any pain as you eat. Furthermore, having great oral health prevents tooth decay and oral diseases in the future. Continue reading Why Oral Health is Detrimental to Your Dental Needs
Those that have ever had a tooth crown in their mouth or a cavity filled, there are materials that can sometimes fall out. While rarely something to call 911 over, it can be quite painful, and you may need some relief until you see your dentist. Continue reading Have You Lost Your Crown or Filling?
Reading the title of this article, you might be thinking to yourself, “I’m an adult. Surely I already know what cavities are and how they’re formed.” But there’s always room for a bit more knowledge, isn’t there? Continue reading Let’s Get Educated: Learning About Cavities