Dentures Causing Mouth Odors? 3 Ways to Keep Your Mouth Smelling Fresh

If you wear dentures, you should know that they can cause bad breath if they're not cared for properly. You don't have to stop wearing dentures to prevent bad breath. In fact, there are some simple things you can do every day that will eliminate the problem. Here are just a few of the things you can do on a daily basis to keep your breath smelling fresh, even when you wear dentures. Read More 

How To Adjust To Your Dental Fillings

Getting dental fillings is a routine procedure aimed at covering cavities on tooth enamel so as to prevent further decay and make chewing more pleasant. A filling can help improve your bite, your smile and prevent the onset of periodontal disease. A tooth filling is usually a straightforward procedure where dental reconstructive material--usually made of gold, silver or composite resins--is inserted into your cavities. However, caring for the filling is what determines how successful it will be, so be sure to avoid grinding your teeth or chewing hard foods that would damage the inserted material. Read More 

4 Things You Need To Know About Torus Palatinus

The roof of your mouth has two main sections, the hard palate and the soft palate. The hard palate is the hard section you feel when you press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, while the soft palate is the soft tissue in front of your uvula. Sometimes, the bone in your hard palate can become overgrown, which causes a noticeable bump in the roof of your mouth. Dentists call this bump torus palatinus; here's what you need to know about it. Read More 

3 Ways To Address Cracked Teeth

Chipping or cracking a tooth can be a painful experience. Beyond the physical pain, cracking a tooth also blemishes your smile. A cracked tooth is not something you want to ignore. Depending on the severity of the crack, you may also experience damage to the root and pulp of that tooth, leading to pain in your jaw as well. Seek the attention of your dentist as soon as you crack your tooth in order to form a game plan. Read More 

Dental Lingo You Might Want to Know

Have you ever found yourself frustrated by your dentist's use of a term that you're unfamiliar with? The situation can be especially disheartening if your dentist is working on your teeth and you're unable to ask for clarification on the term. By being aware of the definitions behind some of the lesser-known dental terms, you can put yourself in a better position during your next dental visit and become a better informed patient in the process. Read More