Learn About Four Types of Teeth

Most people know there are different types of teeth in a persons mouth, but do you know what they are and what they are for? Teeth help you bite and chew food, but they also help you speak and support your facial structure. There are four main types ...


Sweetened Medications Can Cause Cavities

Now that cold and flu season is in full swing, parents should remember to protect their child’s dental health while they’re giving them over-the-counter medications and cough syrups. These medicines, say researchers in the journal General Dentist...


Sensitive Gums vs. Sensitive Teeth

When it comes to your mouth, two of the main cogs in the engine are the gums and teeth. It’s easy to take the necessary functions they perform for granted – that is, until your mouth is in pain. Whether you have sensitive gums or sensitive te...


Fractured And Broken Teeth

Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in several ways: Biting down on something hard Being hit in the face or mouth Falling Having cavities that weaken the tooth Having large, old amalgam fillings ...


Lodged Foreign Bodies

Small pieces of food — especially things like popcorn hulls — can get under your gums. If these pieces aren’t removed, the area can get irritated, and even infected. What You Can Do If you feel something wedged under your gum, gently use de...


What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint is more commonly referred to as the TMJ joint, but what is TMJ? This joint is actually located at the base of the skull in front of the ear structure and connects the lower jaw (mandible) with the upper jaw (maxilla). Unli...



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