What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

Your tongue is an important indicator of your health. Take a look in the mirror. If your tongue is pink, then it is healthy. But, if your tongue is discolored or has bumps on it, this could be a sign of an underlying condition: Red Tongue If you notice that your tongue is red in color, you may have a …

Taking care of your teeth is an important part of maintaining your oral health. If you do not, your teeth can become severely damaged and your whole health is affected. So, how does tooth decay form and how can you prevent it? Let’s take a closer look: Causes of Tooth DecayTooth decay is caused by the buildup of dental plaque. …

Tooth Bone Loss

If you do not properly care for your oral health, your jawbone and teeth can break down. Tooth bone loss is a very serious condition. It is important to be aware of what causes tooth bone loss and how to prevent further damage: CausesThere are many things that can cause bone loss. In general, bone loss occurs by placing too …

Vitamin D and your Oral Health

Did you know that a deficiency of vitamin D can affect your oral health? Calcium’s main job is to keep your teeth and bones strong! However, without vitamin D our bodies are unable to effectively absorb the calcium and your bones become fragile. Vitamin D is found in foods such as milk, supplements, and sunlight. Let’s take a closer look …

What is an Apicoectomy?

While rare, complications can arise following root canal therapy that can require an apicoectomy to protect against further damage. This First things first, let’s learn more about the roots and canals of a tooth: The apex (end of the tooth’s root) is important because it allows nerves and blood vessels to enter the tooth and pass through the canals. When …

Misaligned Jaw

When your upper jaw does not sit straight on your lower jaw, this is a condition called jaw misalignment. Jaw misalignment can also be classified more specifically as an overbite, underbite, and crossbite. While a misaligned jaw is an inherited syndrome, it also has causes such as extensive pacifier usage or having dental crowns/dental fillings placed wrongly. Problems and Symptoms …

Retainers

Hooray, you’re finally finished wearing braces or Invisalignaligners! It’s finally time to show the world your smile! However, if you want to keep your new smile, it’s vital that you wear your retainer. A retainer is a special mold that helps keep your teeth in place and prevents them from reverting to their old alignment. Now, let’s dive deeper into …

Brushing Your Teeth

Your teeth are important and it is vital to take care of them on a daily basis! But are you brushing your teeth correctly? Below is a check list of how you should be brushing your teeth: Choosing the Right Brush: When it comes to choosing the right tooth brush, it all comes down to the bristles! You want a …

Toothpaste Guide

Did you know that toothpaste dates back to ancient India, Egypt, and China, around 5000 BCE? During this time, toothpaste was mainly composed of ground salt and mint leaves! That minty taste is still found in most toothpastes today, but the rest of the ingredients have come a long way. Here’s our handy guide to different types of toothpaste and …

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMD or more commonly known as TMJ, is a condition that affects a person’s temporomandibular joint.This joint attaches your skull to your jawbone. TMJ can create myofascial pain (pain when pressure is placed on muscles around the jaw) or internal joint derangement (such as a dislocated jaw). Here is a closer look at the joint disorder and how it can …