Our jaws get a pretty constant workout between all the talking, chewing, and yawning we do. Those simple activities become more complicated for those with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ). There’s a small, fibrous disk that serves as a cushion between the ball and socket of the joint. If it shifts out of place […]
2 OUT OF EVERY 5 KIDS have at least one cavity by the time they finish elementary school. The main reason is sugar. Bacteria Love Sugar As Much As We Do Harmful bacteria living on the surfaces of our teeth love eating the leftover sugar after we enjoy a sweet treat or drink. Then they […]
Unless the dentist is an active TikTok user, it’s not a good idea to get dental health advice from social media. We’ve noticed a lot of dangerous DIY ideas popping up so let’s take a minute to nip them in the bud. 1. “Healthy Soda” No soda is truly healthy for teeth, as the bubbles […]
40% of kids will have at least one cavity by the time they start school, usually due to poor oral hygiene and eating and drinking lots of sugary things. It’s critical to teach kids good oral health habits early on and to help them brush their teeth until they are able to do it themselves, […]
For as long as there have been people, there has been tooth decay. However, people in past civilizations didn’t have as many answers about what caused their tooth problems as we do now. That led to some very strange beliefs about dental health. One of the most common was the “tooth worm.” Ancient Well-Intentioned Errors […]
“Mouth-breather” has made the rounds as an insult in recent years. It may surprise you that breathing primarily through the mouth instead of the nose can actually have some pretty negative effects on health, including oral health. Mouth-breathing should only be done as an emergency backup, not the main way to breathe. The Nose Is […]
By their eleventh birthday, 2 in 5 kids will have at least one cavity. However, parents can do a lot to keep their child’s teeth healthy. One major cavity culprit is sugary drinks, and that includes fruit juice. The worst way to drink it is by sipping it throughout the day, which can cause extensive […]
We tend to imagine that people from earlier eras must’ve had worse teeth than we do. We do this because they didn’t have things like modern dentistry, orthodontics, and root canal treatment, but what dental problems were they dealing with and how did they protect their teeth? Gum Disease Through History We have evidence that […]
We all need to sleep well to feel our best. In the United States alone, up to one in five habitually snoring children and over 18 million adults have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions to normal breathing during sleep. It makes it difficult to achieve a restful night of sleep, with […]
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