Category: General Dentistry

How Bulimia Affects Teeth

How Bulimia Affects Teeth

This eating disorder can damage vital organs — and that includes teeth! Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by periods of binge eating followed by purging and affects approximately 1 percent of young women and 0.1 percent of young men. Unlike anorexia, bulimia patients can sometimes appear to be at an average weight. The constant
What's the Point of Wisdom Teeth?

What’s the Point of Wisdom Teeth?

A long time ago, wisdom teeth served a purpose. Today, they can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space to grow or if they come through in the wrong position.  A standard dental procedure is getting wisdom teeth pulled. But what are wisdom teeth, and why do we have them? Wisdom teeth are your
Here's Why Orange Juice and Toothpaste Don't Mix Well Together

Here’s Why Orange Juice and Toothpaste Don’t Mix Well Together

Have you ever wondered why your orange juice tastes weird after brushing your teeth? Hint: It has something to do with your toothpaste. Orange juice is sweet and tangy and filled with nutrients. But if you’ve ever sipped a glass of OJ right after brushing your teeth, you’ve probably noticed the taste is far from
Can Bad Oral Health Get Me Sick?

Can Bad Oral Health Get Me Sick?

Poor dental hygiene doesn’t just cause cavities and gum disease. It can also make you sick. Good oral hygiene doesn’t only keep cavities and gum disease at bay. When you practice healthy dental care habits, you also maintain your overall health and well-being. On the other hand, bad oral health can quite possibly make you
I Just Got a Filling, So Why Do I Have Jaw Pain?

I Just Got a Filling, So Why Do I Have Jaw Pain?

Jaw pain after a filling happens often, so you’re not alone! Luckily, it can be prevented and treated. A filling is supposed to stop a toothache. After all, that’s the reason you get a cavity treated in the first place! So why do you still have jaw pain after a filling? It’s normal for the
How to Care For Your Temporary Dental Filling

How to Care For Your Temporary Dental Filling

Temporary dental fillings are used frequently in dental restorations. Learn why you may need one. Getting a cavity filled is one of the most common dental procedures. The filling replaces the decayed portion of a tooth so it can function normally. With the decay removed, your tooth will be a lot less painful. But before
What is a Salivary Stone?

What is a Salivary Stone?

Stones can form in your salivary gland, causing much pain. The good news?  This condtion can be easily treated! Mouth pain is usually associated with a cavity or gum disease. But what if your pain is due to a salivary stone? A salivary stone, or sialolithiasis, is quite rare. According to the Eye & Ear
What Is Ludwig's Angina?

What Is Ludwig’s Angina?

Even though Ludwig’s angina is a rare bacterial infection of the mouth, you should still know how to identify its signs and seek proper treatment. Brushing and flossing daily keeps your smile bright and your teeth healthy. But did you know there’s another reason to practice good oral hygiene? It can prevent a rare yet
Everything You Need to Know about Abfraction Lesions

Everything You Need to Know about Abfraction Lesions

Is that painful tooth due to a cavity or an abfraction lesion? Your dentist will know. A cavity isn’t the only sign of tooth damage. Your teeth can also be damaged by what is known as an abfraction lesion. Abfraction lesions are not cavities but are instead known as non-carious cervical lesions or NCCL. The
Six Tips for Getting Used to Dentures

Six Tips for Getting Used to Dentures

A new set of dentures can restore your smile. But it will take time to adjust to your new set of teeth.  Whether partial or full, dentures replace missing teeth and restore your smile. But even with all their advantages, dentures still require time to get accustomed to using them. In the days immediately after