Have you ever eaten ice cream or hot soup and felt a sharp pain in your teeth? This may be a sign of sensitive teeth. There are many reasons why your teeth may react to extreme temperatures or pressure, such as biting down on something hard. Thankfully, there are several solutions to help you deal with this problem. View full article »
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Historically, many dentists have automatically extracted wisdom teeth as soon as they emerge. But now dental professionals believe that sometimes there is greater wisdom in allowing people to keep these third molars until oral problems occur. View full article »
The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that people who consume a lot of sweetened fruit juices, sugar-filled sodas or snacks high in sugar may be at higher risk for tooth decay. When sugary food particles are left in the mouth, they can connect with plaque bacteria, forming acids that attack teeth and gums. If the sugars are not balanced with nutritious foods, the body may not be able to fight off the bacteria and infection. And gum disease (also called periodontal disease) may develop, attacking tooth structures and creating decay that could lead to tooth loss.
The ADA offers the following guidelines for a healthy, nutritious diet: View full article »
As you swish your tongue over your teeth, do you feel a sticky or gritty substance? If so, you may have plaque, which is full of bacteria. If left untreated, plaque can lead to the development of gum disease (also called periodontal disease), and may result in tooth and bone loss. For years, dentists have treated gum disease by scaling and root surface debridement, but now many dental professionals are employing laser gum surgery to reverse damage. View full article »