Archive for April, 2013

Kissability

Rotting teeth images that are now gracing cigarette packs courtesy of the FDA show extreme dental problems that smokers face, but the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says smoking also causes a number of more common teeth hygiene problems that can impact health and kissability.  Dentist commonly see issues like increased plaque due to a […]

Concerns for Pregnancy

Your mouth can be affected by the hormonal changes you will experience during pregnancy.  For example, some women develop a condition known as pregnancy gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that can cause swelling and tenderness.  Your gums also may bleed a little when you brush or floss.  Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to more […]

Teething Ring Safety

Gums in the mouth contain more nerve cells than most other areas of the body.  When infants must endure their baby teeth cutting through their gums, they can become cranky.  The use of teething rings eases babies’ discomfort and calms their mood.  Parents and officials place a premium on teething ring safety.  Clean your baby’s […]

Malocclusions

It’s good to do what it takes to help prevent cavities and gum disease, but as much as you brush your teeth or floss, you’re not going to be able to prevent every dental problem.  Some dental problems are hereditary or the result of injury, or other environmental factors.  One of the most common dental […]