1. What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?

    Many people dread teeth cleanings. Between the prodding, strange noises, and occasional jaw discomfort, it’s easy to understand their apprehension. But for most, a teeth cleaning is simple and painless. Knowing exactly what is going on during the process can help ease your stress and allow you to better enjoy the minty-fresh results. STEP 1 1. A physical exam Most teeth cleanings are performed b…Read More

  2. Tooth Fairy Ideas

    by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni Although many countries around the world have unique traditions to mark the loss of a child's baby teeth, the tooth fairy legend is believed to have originated in the United States in the early part of the 1900s. This custom has remained popular, and even today, many parents search for fun and creative ideas about how use the tooth fairy story to celebrate the loss of a c…Read More

  3. How to Brush Your Teeth Properly: A Quick Guide

    by AM Hopkins Everyone knows that brushing their teeth plays a major role in their overall health, but they may not be aware of the correct way to brush their teeth. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice each day; here is a quick guide to ensure you know how to do it properly. Purchase the right toothbrush. Before you even begin the process of brushing…Read More

  4. Toothache Causes, Remedies and Relief

    What Causes Tooth Pain? You’ve probably experienced tooth pain at some point, whether from a loose tooth, impacted wisdom tooth, or sensitivity when you bite into an ice cream cone or a hot potato. If you notice consistent pain in a tooth that lasts for more than a day or two, see your dental professional; you may need some dental work. Tooth decay causes pain in children, too, so the same rules…Read More

  5. Teeth Stains: Causes, Removal and Whiter Teeth

    How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Teeth whitening occurs in two ways: the first is by removing tooth stains on the outer layer of the tooth as well as below the enamel surface, and the second is by preventing the generation of new stains. It is achieved via stain removal, stain bleaching, and stain protection. Teeth Stain Removal Stain removal on the outer layer of the tooth uses both chemical and ph…Read More

  6. How to Get Rid of Plaque and Remove Tartar Buildup

    How to Remove Plaque at Home Removing plaque at home on a daily basis lessens your chances of tartar buildup and experiencing more serious dental problems such as cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath. Healthy dental habits, such as brushing for two minutes twice daily and flossing after every brush, can help you prevent the harmful effects of plaque buildup. If you have kids, remember: It’s n…Read More

  7. Food for Teeth – the Christmas Way!

    As Christmas approaches, the thought which pops in our mind is Christmas gifts, Christmas cake, cookies and children being on their best behavior to be on Santa’s ‘Good List’ and avoid Santa’s ‘Naughty List’. In all this excitement we tend to forget about our teeth. So this Christmas we made our own list just like Santa. We often hear and know about food items which are good for our he…Read More

  8. Gingivitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

    By Christian Nordqvist Dentist working on a patient Gingivitis is a common type of periodontal disease. Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of a film of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth - plaque; this is known as plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. However, if left untreated, gingivitis can progres…Read More

  9. Small molecule inhibitor prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model

    University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench into machinery to jam the gears. In the presence of the molecule, Streptococcus mutans -- the prime bacterial ca…Read More