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Pros and Cons of Electric Toothbrushes

It’s no secret good oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. Studies have also shown a direct link between your oral health and overall general health. Choosing the right type of toothbrush is important. Should you choose a manual or electric toothbrush? There are several types of toothbrushes available today. Choosing the best [Read more …]

Causes of Aphthous Ulcers

Aphthous ulcers, also known as canker sores, are common in children and adults. Aphthous ulcers can occur anywhere inside of the mouth. Women are more affected than men, and at least one in five people develop these ulcers. They seem to appear in children more often than adults, but they can appear at any age [Read more …]

Craze Lines: Hairline Cracks in Front Teeth

You may have noticed hairline vertical lines in your front teeth. Several questions may be running through your mind. Are they serious? Will they need treatment? Are your teeth in danger? The good news is that most of the time these cracks are known as craze lines. These are common lines in your front teeth [Read more …]

What Wears Down Your Teeth?

Your teeth have an outer hard layer known as enamel. The enamel protects your teeth which include the inner pulp and nerves. When the enamel of your teeth is worn down, your teeth are more susceptible to cavities and decay. There are several things which wear down the enamel of your teeth. Grinding your teeth, [Read more …]

Can a Sinus Infection Cause a Toothache?

Your sinuses are air filled cavities lined with mucus membranes in your skull. These membranes may become infected causing pain and pressure in your head as well as a toothache. The upper back teeth are more prone to pain caused by a sinus infection because they are closer to your sinuses than your other teeth. [Read more …]

Tips to Prevent Hard Calculus on Your Teeth

Hard calculus, or tartar, is a mineral deposit build up on the teeth. Even if you take care of your teeth and follow good hygiene habits you may develop hard calculus. This is because the bacteria in your mouth mixes with food byproducts and proteins to form a sticky film called plaque. This sticky film [Read more …]

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