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.
Tooth decay affects millions of people all over the world, causing pain, infection and tooth loss. Tooth decay is a major cause of missed work and school absences. The good news is that, in most cases, we can prevent it from occurring. Read this week’s blog to learn everything you need to know about tooth decay.
When it comes to the most poorly understood health conditions, TMJ tops the list. In fact, TMJ is not even the correct term, as we will explain later. Many people suffer from problems in the jaw joint or joints without understanding the nature of the issue. The more you understand, the better you are able to cope when problems arise. Read this week’s blog to learn what you need to know about TMJ.
This big word is the official term for the disease that many people call periodontal disease or, more simply, gum disease. Dentists and other dental professionals may refer to it as “perio” for short.
Whether you call it dental anxiety, dental fear, or dental phobia, the problem is a legitimate one. Millions of Americans suffer from a condition that ranges widely between having elevated blood pressure in the dental chair to a complete avoidance of ever being in one. Dental anxiety is an important problem to understand and address.
Painful mouth sores and ulcers can cause significant disruption in your ability to eat and drink, and even speak sometimes. One of the most common types of ulcers in the oral cavity is the canker sore. If you or a loved one suffers from these, you know that they are tough to manage. In this article, we will cover the essential information you need to know about these terrible ulcers.
Bleeding gums can be alarming. Many people notice some bleeding from their gums when they brush or floss their teeth. It either shows on the toothbrush bristles or floss itself. It can also be visible when you spit into the sink. An old toothpaste commercial warned of seeing “pink in the sink” because blood mixed with toothpaste and saliva often looks pink in color.