HOW PREGNANCY, MENOPAUSE AND MENSTRUATION AFFECT YOUR ORAL HEALTH

Everyone needs to care about their oral health. For women, specific cycles affect their oral health significantly. Hormonal changes occur in females which exaggerate the way in which gums react to plaque. Many women realize they have gum disease at its advanced state since it is usually painless. A gum disease is a bacterial disease that gets into the bloodstream and cause other health complications like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, respiratory problems and pregnancy outcomes.

Here are the common things women need to know regarding their dental health.

Pregnancy can impact your health

It is pregnancy itself that impact on the oral hygiene […] Read more

WHAT CAUSES A GUMMY SMILE

Do you feel like the appearance of your upper teeth is overshadowed with excessive gum tissue whenever you smile? People have different opinions when a smile shows much gums. Some claim that it is attractive while others say that it negatively affects the facial aesthetics. A pleasant smile is regarded as a symbol of beauty and well-being in the present time. There are many factors can influence your smile aesthetics but below are the causes of gummy smiles.

Abnormal teeth eruption. This is one of the most common factors that cause a gummy smile. When teeth are covered by excessive gum […] Read more

HOW EATING DISORDERS CAN HARM YOUR TEETH

Dietary habits usually play a role in your oral health. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, millions of people are currently affected by serious eating disorders. Although anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, teenagers and young adult women are the most affected. The most common eating disorders are anorexia and bulimia. These disorders have varying effects on your oral health and may cause tooth decay, soft palate damage, dry mouth and much more.

Bulimia as an eating disorder is characterized by an individual’s repeated self-induced vomiting after eating excessive amounts of food. The continuous vomiting causes the stomach acid […] Read more

PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE

Also known as the gum disease or periodontitis, periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that commonly affects the soft tissues which support the tooth. When not treated on time, the disease may affect the jawbone as well. It starts off as gingivitis, a bacterial infection on your gum tissue before advancing further when the infection has completely colonized the gum pockets between your teeth.

Periodontitis is a progressive condition that, if not treated on time, will destroy your jawbone and the connective tissue. It may result in loose teeth, shifting teeth, and tooth loss. As a matter of fact, this condition […] Read more

MY TEETH FEEL LOOSE: WHAT CAN I DO?

Have your teeth ever felt loose occasionally? Did you choose to ignore it? This is something most people experience when brushing their teeth or even when eating. In most cases, you may experience it during the morning hours before your teeth “tighten up” gradually as the day goes on. The sensation is an indication of some dental problem and should never be ignored. It is, therefore, important to discuss the condition with your dentist for proper treatment.

What causes loose teeth?

The most common cause of loose teeth in adults is oral trauma. When an oral trauma occurs, it causes the small […] Read more

WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO WITH YOUR TEETH

Consider this, you’ve just been diagnosed with an oral disease and your dentist says it’s as a result of bad dental habits. If you want to maintain your oral hygiene, then you must observe good dental habits. This will help you avoid dental problems such as cracks on your teeth, tooth decay and oral diseases. Here are some of the “Dental DON’Ts” you need to know.

Don’t smoke: Smoking may cause your teeth to turn yellowish. It may also affect your gums and cause bad breath. Furthermore, it affects saliva production of saliva and makes you a mouth breather which can […] Read more