Nail Biting And Oral Health
Published on August 30, 2017
WE CALL SUSPENSEFUL BOOKS“nail-biters,” but the habit of nail biting itself has less exciting connotations.
The most obvious consequence is torn, uneven nails, and in particularly severe cases, nails that become dramatically shortened and deformed over time. This alone would be enough of a reason to discourage the habit, but far more insidious are the effects of nail biting on teeth and oral health.
Consequences For Teeth And Gums
Cause, Effect, And Prevention Of Dry Mouth
Published on August 23, 2017
HAVE YOU EVERwoken up with your mouth feeling like a barren desert? Then you’ve probably experienced dry mouth, although it can be even more severe, making it difficult tospeak or even eat. Dry mouth affects a tenth of the population, but why is it such a problem, why does it happen, and what can we do about it?
In The Absence Of Saliva…
Saliva is the mouth’s first line of defense against bacteria, bad breath, and tooth decay. It w...[more]
Your Child’s Initial Orthodontic Evaluation
Published on August 15, 2017
PARENTING CAN SOMETIMES FEELlike a time warp: one minute, you’re holding your new baby, the next, they’re getting a driver’s license. Because the time goes by so fast, we tend to want to hold onto our kids’ childhoods. However, that’s no reason not to plan ahead, particularly when it comes toorthodontic treatment.
Don’t Wait For An Initial Orthodontic Evaluation
Everyone’s teeth develop differently, so the right age to bri...[more]
Easy Ways To Improve Your Dental Health
Published on August 08, 2017
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WE’VE ALL HEARDthat if we want healthy teeth, we should brush twice a day, floss once a day, and schedule regular dental cleaning appointments twice a year. Definitely keep doing those things, but if you want to step up your oral health game, here are a few easy ways to do that.
Replace Your Too...[more]