Teeth whitening can be an effective way to bring back the natural white color of your teeth. It works best when discoloration is external — caused by foods and smoking, instead of genetic factors or an illness — and slight. In a teeth whitening treatment, there are several ways to brighten your teeth to a … Continue reading Four Reasons to Consider a Teeth Whitening Treatment Now
Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal (gum) disease that makes the gums turn red, become swollen, and more prone to bleeding. Usually, there is little or no discomfort and the condition can be reversed with proper oral hygiene and dental treatment. Though the disease is curable and mild, you cannot overlook it. Untreated, gingivitis … Continue reading Seven Ways You Can Treat Gingivitis
In March 2015, a U.S. District Court ordered a Knox County dentist to return $500,000 to a patient. The Rockport dentist had prescribed the patient unnecessary procedures. The lawsuit from Tennessee is not a one-off incident. It may be part of a worrying trend. “I believe I’ve noticed an increase in the skill of what … Continue reading Your Dentist May Be Ripping You Off
This is the million-dollar question. There are a ton of websites, books, and magazines where you will find detailed diet plans claiming to cure your cavities naturally. You will also see glowing reviews of people who tried those foods and found their cavities cured. While reading them, you may think that an inexpensive and painless … Continue reading Food Heals Cavities, or Maybe Not!
A 50-year-old Chinese woman flew to South Korea in January. She wanted to try a new look. The plastic surgery, for which she likely paid between $4,550 and $9,100, did not go well. But she never complained. Shortly after the surgery, she was declared brain dead by South Korea’s Association of Plastic Surgeons. The woman, … Continue reading Wait Before You Fly! Dental Treatment Abroad Can Cost More
There are few things scarier than lying helplessly on a couch and a stranger putting their fingers into your mouth. This fear does not merely stem from watching horror movies. In the early days of dentistry in the U.S., the town barber was also the dentist. In those days, dental treatment was basic and the … Continue reading Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist Once & For All
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the slogan for this year is “Defeat Monster Mouth.” Dentists and dental associations are promoting a new mantra for good oral health, 2min2x, meaning brush your teeth for two minutes, two times a day. February is a great opportunity for dental care professionals to promote awareness on … Continue reading February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
Headaches are a mystery. It is still not fully understood what causes them and how they occur. Yet, almost everyone has experienced, at least occasionally, a mild or severe pain between the temples. In most instances, over-the-counter pain drugs — such as aspirin, ketoprofen, and ibuprofen, can provide relief but in a small number of … Continue reading How To Get Rid of TMD-Induced Headaches?
Snoring is extremely common. It affects 40 percent adults in the United States. Though it is harmless for your husband to snore once in a blue moon, habitual snoring is an entirely different matter altogether. Habitual Snoring: Some people snore loudly and frequently. If your husband is one of them, then it is not only … Continue reading Why does my husband snore and how can I stop it?
More than 51 million hours of school are lost each year by children due to dental-related illness. Parents, you can help reduce the risk of your children missing school by making sure they brush and floss daily, visits a dentist twice each year, and wear sport-specific mouth guards when participating in athletic programs or events, … Continue reading How to Keep Your Kids Away from Dental Health Issues?