Without a retainer, the time you spent in braces and the investment you made could be lost as your teeth may shift back to their previous pathological position! Learn the pros and cons of a permanent retainer.
As you get older, the conditions in your mouth change, which puts you at risk for more serious dental issues. Sticking with routine checkups is the best way to catch these issues before they become more serious.
An underbite is a complicated orthodontic issue that is relatively rare. The prevalence of this type of bite varies by ethnicity, with people of Southeast Asian descent having the highest rate at over 15%. It is a difficult orthodontic problem to treat, and it can cause many complications over the patient’s lifetime. If you or a loved one suffers from an orthodontic underbite, read this article for more information.
As many Americans are looking for ways to be healthier, gaining good nutrition through the diet is always a topic of interest. In efforts to reduce the consumption of fatty meats, a lot of people turn to foods that are high in proteins via seeds and legumes (beans and peas). These foods have wonderful nutritional value and should be part of a healthy diet. As more and more people have transitioned to diets that are high in foods that contain phytic acid, scientists, doctors, and dentists have noticed some trends in their health. And these trends do have the potential to affect oral health, too.
Oral cancer is a disease that kills approximately one person every hour. There are some cases (less than ten percent) that do not have an identifiable cause. In the majority of cases, there is a specific identifiable cause or causes. This means that in most cases, we can prevent oral cancer from occurring by avoiding the various causes.
Caring for a teething baby can be challenging. Many parents find themselves with a fussy, impossible-to-please infant in their arms during the various phases of teething. It is important to be able to recognize teething and help manage your baby’s discomfort.
While you may not be familiar with this scientific term, you are certainly familiar with the condition it describes: clenching or grinding of the teeth. Your dentist worries about bruxism, and so should you.
If you suffer from burning mouth syndrome, you understand the need for more information. This condition affects thousands of Americans, causing intense pain and impairing the ability to eat and speak well. In this week’s blog, we will explain this condition, what it feels like, its potential causes, and what you can do about it. Save and share for any loved ones who experience this painful condition!
These are commonly asked questions in our current phase of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with continued mask recommendations and, in some places, mandates. Some have begun to feel concerned over how constant mask-wearing affects their health and specifically wonder about its effects on oral health.
Did you know that people have unique perspectives on what makes a smile beautiful? When it comes to gaps between the teeth, not everyone considers them to be a cosmetic problem. Some people, including celebrities, find tooth gaps attractive and choose not to correct them.