One of the most commonly performed dental procedures is filling a tooth. Most of us have probably had a tooth filled at some point as a means of ridding the tooth of decay. If you’re thinking that the dental filling is strictly a modern-day treatment, think again! The fact is
Most of us know how important it is to have healthy teeth and gums, at least in a general sense. But did you know that your oral health has a direct connection to your digestive health? It’s true! Problems such as acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and chronic constipation
Gum disease is an all-too-common oral health issue in the U.S. In fact, a recent study by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates that over 47% of adults in the U.S. suffer from periodontal disease. That’s an alarming number considering how relatively easy it is to prevent gum disease.
Sometimes it feels as though there’s a national day or month for just about everything under the sun. But some of those designations play an important role in reminding us to care for our own safety or health. National Dental Care month is one of those. This recognition was established
Mouthguards are nothing new in dentistry. In fact, dentists have been recommending mouthguards for their patients since the 1950s. While originally advised for athletes and sports enthusiasts, modern-day mouthguards do more than simply protect a person’s teeth while engaging in sport. What follows are descriptions of different types of mouthguards