Keeping your mouth and teeth healthy is more important than ever. That's because dentists and other health professionals are increasingly coming to realize the strong link between oral health and the rest of the body. Unfortunately, many people have yet to catch up with these important areas of research. This article will help get you up to speed by uncovering the links between your oral health and three other parts of your body. [Read More]
How Will Your Dentist Decide If You Need A Root Canal?
Root canals are routine procedures that dentists perform often when the pulp inside a tooth is infected. In fact, there are over 15 million root canals performed each year. While the treatment is routine for the dentist, it generally strikes fear in the mind of the patient. If you have a root canal procedure scheduled in your future and you are feeling fearful about it, you should know that your dentist will only perform a root canal if it is absolutely necessary. [Read More]
Having A Tooth Pulled? Here's What You Need To Know About Dry Socket
If you have a tooth pulled, normally the healing process will go seamlessly as long as you stick to soft foods and keep your mouth clean. Sometimes, however, you might develop a painful condition known as dry socket after having a tooth removed. Before you head in to your tooth extraction appointment, it is important to know the basics about dry socket and how you can prevent it. What is dry socket? [Read More]
Sweet Teeth: What Diabetes Means For Your Dental Health
As a diabetic, your doctor will address your dietary changes, medications and testing routines. What he or she may not tell you is that diabetes can be as damaging to your teeth and gums as it can be to the rest of your body. Here's a look at what you need to know about gum disease, dental health and other associated risks and ways to avoid them. Dental Problems from Diabetes [Read More]