We all know that not brushing or eating sugary foods are predictors of bad oral health, but there are a few risk factors that are correlated with bad oral health that might surprise you.
We all have those nights when you are snuggled in bed, cozy and warm, watching an episode of your favorite show, or reading a book, on the brink of falling asleep, when it hits you—you haven’t brushed your teeth yet. Sometimes it is tempting to stay in bed, tell yourself that you’ll brush in the morning, that it is no big deal, but think again.
While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, what about your mouth?
Teeth are very strong and powerful. Our teeth crush, tear, and cut up food, which makes our lives so much easier. But, how much power are our teeth actually packing? Well, when it comes down to it, our teeth are way stronger than we ever expected.
The key to a brighter smile might be easier than you think. All it takes is a trip to your local grocery store.
Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections.
Having osteoporosis can affect more than just your bones. The treatment for osteoporosis as well as the disease itself can harm your oral health.
When we think about oral health, one of the major parts of our mouth that can cause problems is the gum. If gums become red and often bleed, it may be an indication of gum disease.
Saliva serves as a neutralizer in your mouth, it quiets enamel-eroding acids produced by bacteria in your mouth. It is your best line of defense against acids, sugars, and bacteria that aim to wear away your enamel.
Fluoride is a must if you want healthy, strong, cavity-free teeth. Fluoride hardens enamel, which helps prevent your teeth from decaying. But fluoride, which can often be found in your town’s drinking supply, may suddenly be harder to find.