Category: Oral Health

cracked molar

What Should I Do if I Have a Cracked Molar?

Molars rarely crack. But when they do, you need immediate treatment. By adulthood, you’ll have 32 teeth. All are important, but the hardest working teeth in your mouth are your molars. With their large, jagged surfaces, the molars in the back and sides of your mouth are used primarily for chewing and breaking down food
How Does Mouth Spray Help With Dry Mouth?

How Does Mouth Spray Help With Dry Mouth?

A mouth spray provides quick relief from dry mouth symptoms. But is it a permanent solution? Saliva plays an essential role in your oral health. Saliva whisks away decay-causing bacteria and keeps your mouth moisturized. But when your saliva glands don’t produce enough liquid, your mouth feels dry and painful, making it difficult to speak
Tips to Manage Orofacial Pain

Tips to Manage Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain is usually attributed to dental issues, so the good news is that it’s very treatable! Orofacial pain can be quite debilitating, even interfering with your ability to do everyday tasks. The pain may be felt in the mouth and jaw, in front of the ears, from the eyes downward, and even in the
Four Causes of Loose Teeth

Four Causes of Loose Teeth

Do you feel a loose tooth? Don’t panic. Loose teeth can easily be fixed when treated early. Perhaps you remember when you lost your first baby tooth. The tooth loosened, and you pulled it out to make way for your permanent teeth. It was a normal rite of passage in childhood. A loose tooth during
Keep Your Lips Safe This Summer in the Sun!

Keep Your Lips Safe This Summer in the Sun!

You probably already know the importance of covering your arms and legs with sunscreen, but did you know that it’s just as essential to protect your lips from the sun? It’s summertime! Time to enjoy the outdoors. When you pack for the beach, you know to bring sunscreen to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.
Why is My Mouth Numb?

Why is My Mouth Numb?

Mouth numbness is usually temporary. But you should consult your dentist if the sensation lingers. Have you ever tried chewing your food or speaking only to notice your mouth or lips numb? Although disconcerting at first, loss of sensation in your mouth or lips usually lasts only a few hours. However, the numbness could also
alternative to veneers

Four Alternatives to Veneers

Veneers fix many dental issues, but they can be pricey and not right for every situation. Learn about your options beyond veneers.  Veneers are like the Swiss Army knife of dental fixes. Capable of correcting everything from stained and chipped teeth to misaligned or misshapen teeth, these thin coatings of porcelain or composite resin are

Are You a Diabetes Patient? Here’s How to Maintain That Healthy Mouth!

Diabetes doesn’t only affect how your body processes sugar. It can also impact your teeth and gums if you don’t take care of your oral health! Diabetes affects your entire body — including your mouth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34.2 million Americans (roughly one in 10) have diabetes, a disease

How to Combat Mask Mouth

Yes — there is such a thing as mask mouth, and you’re not alone! But there are ways you can combat it.  The COVD-19 pandemic normalized wearing masks around the mouth to stop the spread of the virus. Although some COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, masks are still required in most settings, especially public indoor

The Benefits of Chewing Gum

Indulging in a stick of gum isn’t bad for your teeth — that is, if you choose the right kind. Chewing gum dates back to ancient times. At a site in Sweden, archeologists discovered tooth impressions of children and adolescents dating back 9,000 years with bits of birch bark tar, indicating that they chewed gum.