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Migraines Could Stem from Your Teeth
Posted on 11/25/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
If you're dealing with the pain of migraines, instead of calling the doctor, you may need to contact us. Migraines can be debilitating for days, for some people. You may even experience ones that keep you from being able to work or showing up for your daily life. The American Migraine Foundation says specific triggers can cause them. Just a few to name are allergies, high humidity, lack of sleep, bright lights, stress, some foods you may eat, and lastly is your oral health. How Does Oral Health Relate to Migraines? Migraines can stem from having an incorrect bite. There are a few different types. For example, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or impacted tooth bite. When you have these, you may encounter loose teeth, or uneven teeth created by the bite. It forces the muscles...
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Do Teeth Need UV Protection?
Posted on 11/15/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
This is an important question that you might not have thought about. We all know that UV light is not good for our skin or our eyes and take prompt measures to keep them both protected when we go outside into the sun or when we know we are likely to be irradiated to UV radiation in some environment. And yet, it's worthwhile to wonder whether we should protect our teeth as well, considering the fact that they are also exposed when we smile. The Effect of UV Radiation on Teeth Teeth can be exposed to UV radiation in a variety of circumstances. One of them is when we're out in the sun and open our mouths. The other is when we go for a UV-assisted teeth whitening procedure. During such procedures, the teeth whitening gel is applied carefully to the teeth and then a blue light is...
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We Are Now Learning that Less May be More When it Comes to Brushing Your Teeth
Posted on 10/30/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
A new study shows that applying more than a slight amount of pressure when brushing or brushing longer than two minutes doesn't make them any cleaner and may increase the risk of oral issues. Experts say many people think the longer and harder you brush your teeth, the better it is for your teeth. But new studies show there's a limit to the amount of pressure your teeth can take and going too long can cause problems. Use a Lighter Touch  A group of researchers did a study on the brushing techniques and times that 12 people who used electric toothbrushes during a four-week study. The participants were taught how to use the vibrating toothbrush, which was hooked up to a computer that took time and pressure measurements. When finished, they compared 16 combinations of...
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Which is More Effective, Flossing or Water Flossers?
Posted on 10/20/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
Both are equally effective, depending on your level of ability, financial means, and access to water. String floss is portable, easy to use for most people, and doesn't require machinery. However, it can be difficult to reach some spaces in the mouth, which could lead to tooth decay down the road. String flossing has been recommended by many dentists, continuously, over a span of years. It has been proven to be effective through many controlled studies. String floss is inexpensive, easily accessible, and can be used outside the home. Water flossers work by blasting debris from between the teeth and beneath the gums with a stream of water. This method is great for people with braces, or other dental work, like fixed bridges. In these cases, string flossing becomes very difficult...
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How Whiter Teeth Can Give You a Younger Appearance
Posted on 9/30/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
The search for the fountain of youth is not new. Millions of dollars are spent every year on creams and products that promise to help keep your youthful appearance. Some of them work and some of them are a waste of money. Instead of trying off the wall methods to stay young, it is better to concentrate on an area of your body that will keep you younger. White teeth are something associated with looking younger. Finding ways to do this is often better than any other product you hear about. Teeth Get Older You get your set of adult teeth after your baby teeth fall out. For most people their adult teeth are in place by the time they are 12 or 13 years old. Their wisdom teeth may grow in later, but that full set of teeth by the time they are 13 are supposed to last a lifetime. The...
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All Posts:

Migraines Could Stem from Your Teeth
11/25/2019
Do Teeth Need UV Protection?
11/15/2019
We Are Now Learning that Less May be More When it Comes to Brushing Your Teeth
10/30/2019
Which is More Effective, Flossing or Water Flossers?
10/20/2019
How Whiter Teeth Can Give You a Younger Appearance
9/30/2019
Vegetable Snacks Are a Great Option for Healthy Teeth and Gums
9/20/2019
Do You Need to Worry About Your Toothbrush if You Chronically Get Cold Sores?
8/30/2019
What Oral Health Benefits Do You Get Out of Eating Produce?
8/20/2019
What Allergies Can Do to Your Oral Health
7/25/2019
Why Your Oral Health Needs to Have the Same Priority As Your Overall Health
7/15/2019
What Dangers Come with Having Oral Piercings?
6/30/2019
How to Manage a Loose Tooth as an Adult?
6/20/2019
Sharing Your Toothbrush Could Expose Your Mouth to a Lot of Bacteria
5/30/2019
Poor Oral Health Can Lead to an Increased Risk of Cancer
5/20/2019
Reasons Why You May Need A New Dental Crown
4/30/2019
Problems With Your Oral Health You Need to Treat Immediately
4/10/2019
Diabetes
1/11/2019
Study Finds Gum Disease a Problem for Hypertension Patients
11/13/2018
A Dental Crown Can Improve Your Smile
10/15/2018
Sugar-Free Drinks Not Safer For Your Teeth
9/9/2018
Further Research Strengthens Connection Between Gum Disease & Cancer
2/22/2018
5 Ways You May Be Unintentionally Harming Your Oral Health
10/10/2017
What To Do When You Injure Your Teeth
9/15/2017
What Constitutes a Great Looking Smile
7/12/2017
Vaccine May Lower the Risk of Oral Cancers
6/14/2017
Breaking Bad Habits That Harm Your Teeth
1/20/2017
Regular Exercise May Be the Key to Staying Mentally in Shape
12/20/2016
How to Drink Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth
11/14/2016
The CDC Says More Kids Should Get Dental Sealants
10/27/2016
An Ounce of Prevention Goes a Long Way
9/30/2016
How Brushing Can Prevent Cancer
8/22/2016
Many Patients Stressed About Dental Visits
5/25/2016
Screening For Diabetes May Happen At The Dentist
11/23/2015
Children Face Unique Oral Health Problems
5/22/2015
Wild Dentistry
4/30/2015
From Farm to Smile: Seasonal Favorites
4/28/2015
A Saccharine Scandal
3/31/2015
Oral Cancer Awareness
2/28/2015
New Possibilities for Sensitive Teeth
1/31/2015
Battling Bad Breath
1/20/2015
What is Antibiotic Prophylaxis?
1/20/2015
Regular Dental Visits Can Spot Osteoporosis
12/23/2014
What Will Be in Your Dental Stocking?
12/20/2014
Kale: Oral Health Superfood!
12/19/2014
Managing Your Monster
10/27/2014
The Healthy Side of Halloween Snacking
10/27/2014
Coffee May Prohibit Periodontal Disease
9/30/2014
Six SURPRISING Habits That Harm Your Teeth
9/26/2014
More History Through Dentistry
9/11/2014
New Study Reveals Plaque
8/25/2014
Study Shows Custom-Made Mouthguards Provide Better Protection
8/18/2014
Heavy Metals Hold Secrets
8/13/2014
How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels
7/31/2014
Dental Tips for Pediatric Patients
7/30/2014
Study Links Excessive Mouthwash Use to Oral Cancers
6/30/2014
New Laser Treatment Could Help Regrow Teeth
6/30/2014
Five Things Your Tongue Says About Your Health
5/26/2014
Your Physical and Oral Health are Connected
5/26/2014
Six Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Toothbrush
5/25/2014
Choosing The Right Toothpaste
1/30/2014
Study Reinforces the Importance of Dental Care for Seniors
11/19/2013
Common Brushing Mistakes
10/11/2013
Safe Sporting With Mouth Guards
9/9/2013
Dealing with Common Oral Health Problems
8/1/2013
Tips on Choosing the Best Toothbrush
4/23/2013
The Benefits of Implants Over Dentures
3/26/2013
Brush Better by Avoiding These Bad Habits
1/20/2013
Understanding the Causes of Sensitive Teeth
12/11/2012
Tips for Preventing Sports-Related Dental Injuries
11/26/2012
Dental Tips for Seniors
10/22/2012
Helpful Tips for Keeping Healthy Teeth and Gums
9/24/2012
Cavities Still Common in the U.S.
9/2/2012
What Every Patient Should Know About Oral Cancer
7/13/2012
How to Keep Your Children
6/22/2012
Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening
4/13/2011

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