Did you know that an abscessed tooth left untreated can lead to other medical problems?
Many Americans put off visiting the dentist until they experience significant oral pain. Dental problems develop when people do not brush and floss their teeth daily or schedule regular appointments for dental checkups and cleanings. Bacterial plaque in the mouth adheres to the teeth and over time create cavities. If left untreated, an abscess can form. View full article »
Americans spend more than $70 billion annually on dental care, with a significant portion of these dollars directed toward treating tooth decay (cavities). If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to serious oral health problems. But recent developments of new oral rinse products may help eliminate tooth decay. View full article »
Dental plaque is a sticky, gritty film that adheres to your teeth. It’s important to keep plaque under control to avoid developing inflamed, bleeding gums and tooth decay. Dental professionals recommend several ways to control plaque:
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Most women recognize the importance of eating nutritious foods during pregnancy, but new research also reinforces the importance of maintaining good oral health.
Research recently reported by DrBicuspid.com found a link between periodontal disease and mothers with preterm births or low-birth-weight infants. According to WebMD, at least 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women experience hormonal changes that can increase their risk for oral health issues, such as gum inflammation (gingivitis) or gum disease (periodontitis). View full article »
You know it is important to brush your teeth. But did you know there is more to toothbrushing than just brushing?
Many people swish their toothbrush across their teeth a few times, and think they have done a good job. Actually, they may be doing more harm than good. Review the following list of five common mistakes to avoid when brushing your teeth: View full article »