You're Brushing Your Teeth—But Are You Cleaning Your Tongue?
22 November 2016
Your parents probably taught you to brush your teeth twice a day when you were younger. Most people do a pretty decent job of adhering to this standard—at least most of the time. But there is another aspect of maintaining oral health that you might be neglecting: brushing your tongue. Keeping your tongue clean is almost as important as cleaning your teeth themselves.
Why is it important to keep your tongue clean?
Pregnant And Need Dental Care? Know What Procedures Are Safe
31 October 2016
Women that are pregnant should still be visiting a dentist for their semi-annual checkups, since the changes their bodies undergo can lead to issues with their gums. Plaque can build up due to the gums not firmly gripping the teeth, which can cause issues with gum disease and decay. While checkups are important, know that not all dental procedures are safe for pregnant women, or should only be performed if necessary.
3 Common Dental Issues Associated With HIV/AIDS
13 October 2016
If you've recently been diagnosed with HIV/AIDs, then it's important to know that there are a number of dental conditions that patients with HIV and AIDS are more susceptible to. Below are three such dental issues and how your dentist will work with you to treat and manage them.
Oral thrush, also called oral candidiasis, is a fungal infection of the throat and mouth. Unfortunately, patients with HIV or AIDS can be more susceptible to this condition due to a weakened immune system.
Exposing A Few Common Orthodontic Myths
27 September 2016
There are few features that are more important for your appearance than your smile. Sadly, there are many individuals that will develop issues that can impact the alignment of their teeth or jaw. If you develop these issues, you can correct these issues through a variety of orthodontic treatments. However, you might find it difficult to make a decision about undergoing these treatments if you give credit to the following orthodontic misconceptions.