Teeth Stains

What Do White Spots on Teeth Mean?

Have you ever gone to the doctor and reported that you had a cough? A “cough” is a little bit like white spots on your teeth when it comes to diagnostics. There are simply too many possibilities to make an accurate diagnosis based solely on this one symptom. Suffice it…

What Is Gum Graft Surgery?

As we age, we become more susceptible to gum disease, plaque, and tartar. Good oral hygiene routines delay and prevent the effects of gum disease. For those that don't follow a good oral hygiene routine or have bad genetics, bacteria present in plaque and tartar can begin eating away at…

Understanding Developmental Tooth Anomalies

Developmental tooth anomalies refer to dental issues that arise during the development of a person from baby to adult. These types of issues are almost always caused by genetics. From a simplified perspective, tooth anomalies come in one of three forms. You can either have too many teeth (hyperdontia), too…

Understanding Dental Occlusion

When you close your upper and lower jaws, your teeth should fit together perfectly. However, this is not the case for many people. Misalignment of the jaw affects people for a variety of reasons. The most common types of misalignments are either an underbite or an overbite. The scientific term…

Can Probiotics Improve Your Dental Health?

Since the discovery of penicillin, antibiotics have been used to treat various forms of infection. However, one of the major drawbacks of antibiotics is that germs evolve much more quickly than multicellular organisms and can develop a resistance to these medications. This has forced doctors to be more cautious when…

Can Hormone Levels Affect My Dental Health?

Hormonal changes can have a significant impact on oral health. Recent research has shown that women are more susceptible to gum disease during various spikes in their hormones. This can result in canker sores, increased gum soreness, increased bleeding, increased swelling, and a greater sensitivity to plaque. Ongoing inflammation can…
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