DIY Orthodontics: Don't Risk Losing Your Teeth

Posted on: 29 July 2015

If you've ever thought about getting braces, but were put off by the cost, you might have been tempted to resort to drastic measures in order to get straighter teeth. Thanks to the internet and lots of amateur video "experts," there's certainly no shortage of tips and DIY orthodontic methods that are being bandied about. However, before you try to DIY your dental improvements, you need to know why orthodontists want to warn people against these methods. [Read More]

Common Causes Of Tooth Discoloration In Young Children

Posted on: 15 July 2015

If you notice that your child's pearly whites are now more yellow or brown than white, you might be concerned. However, while some tooth discoloration can indicate troublesome dental health problems, other instances of stained teeth are simply cosmetic problems that won't last forever. Here are some of the common reasons why your child's teeth are no longer white and what you can do about it. Antibiotics Amoxicillin, a common antibiotic used to fight ear infections and step throat in young children, has the potential to stain teeth. [Read More]

How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Teeth And Gums

Posted on: 1 July 2015

Discovering that you're pregnant might be an exciting event in your life; however, you might not realize that this event can place you at a higher risk for developing tooth problems. Because of this, good oral care and regular visits to a dentist are vital during pregnancy. With proper care, you may be able to prevent pregnancy-related gingivitis and other oral problems that can lead to toothaches, pain, and decay. [Read More]

Chew On This: 6 Health Benefits Of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum

Posted on: 17 June 2015

You may have been told for years that chewing gum will promote tooth decay. While popping a stick of sugary gum in your mouth isn't good for your teeth, it turns out that sugar-free gum is full of health benefits. Here are some little-known health benefits of chewing gum. Weight management Many people who have a hard time controlling their weight eat when they're bored. They may be watching television or reading a book and want something to snack on just to have something to chew. [Read More]