Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

  • Why Visiting Your Dentist While Pregnant is Important

    When you're pregnant, taking care of your health becomes more important than ever. One area that requires extra care and attention is your oral health. The physical changes you experience during pregnancy can alter your dental needs.  Hormones and Gum Disease When you're pregnant, you produce more of a hormone called progesterone. Progesterone makes it easier for the bacteria that cause gum disease to proliferate. As a result, your gum tissue may become more sensitive to plaque.

  • Separating Truth From Fiction About Your Diet After Teeth Whitening

    For a long time, some people believed the peddled folklore about teeth whitening causing damage to teeth. It is a fact that teeth whitening is very safe, and it is important to have an understanding of this fact, alongside an appreciation of all the benefits that come with the procedure have made teeth whitening popular. However, some people continue to spread some untruths and myths. One such myth is that you will have to give up on certain foods and drinks after teeth whitening.

  • 5 Symptoms of an Oral Abscess

    When you have an oral abscess, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible to prevent infection from setting in. Learn to recognize these five symptoms so you will know when it is appropriate to seek help. 1. Oral Pain Abscesses are usually painful, particularly if an infection is starting to develop. You might notice a toothache that gets worse when you eat. In addition, it is likely that the tooth closest to the abscess will feel more sensitive than usual to extreme temperatures, which makes that drinking hot tea or iced water very uncomfortable.

  • Beginner Facts About Teeth Straightening with Aligners

    Traditional braces have typically been the preferred technique for straightening teeth, but they are often expensive for those on a bare-bones budget. Teeth aligners can be an affordable, convenient and effective solution for straightening teeth. This article offers beginners facts about teeth straightening with aligners. In-Office or At-home Treatment -- There are several at-home teeth aligners that you can order online. The aligners use 3D technology that eliminates the need for clients to visit an orthodontist.

  • What Are Dental Caps?

    Known as a dental crown in most parts of the world, a dental cap is a type of prosthetic which covers a real tooth. It is fitted into your mouth on a permanent basis and can provide years of protection from issues of decay, slowing the rate at which a rotting tooth eventually needs to be pulled. Dental caps are often recommended by dentists these days, and if yours has said you need one, then don't be surprised that this is not immediately fitted.

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    Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

    You may have heard that cavities and oral decay are linked to things like heart disease, and, in fact, your oral health affects your entire body. Hi! My name is Brenda, and I like to look at things holistically. Because of that, I created this blog. I plan for its posts to look at the link between dental issues and other health issues. I hope that the people who visit this blog learn a few tips about oral care as well as gaining a deeper understanding of why it's so important. Healthy smiles indicate a healthy body, and I hope this blog helps you achieve both!