October 14, 2020
What is Magic Mouthwash?

What is Magic Mouthwash?

What is magic mouthwash? Well, it is the name of a liquid that people use to treat mouth sores produced by some ways of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.  Mouth sores, also called oral mucositis, can be very painful, resulting in an inability to eat, swallow, or speak. It doesn’t have a conventional formula, but it commonly includes at least three of these essential ingredients:   Anticholinergic or antihistamine agents, which may help relieve pain. It can have a corticosteroid to treat inflammation. An antibiotic to kill bacteria around the sore. A local anesthetic to reduce discomfort and […]
October 6, 2020
what is a sweet tooth?

What is a Sweet Tooth? Is a Sweet Tooth a Cavity?

Sugar can bring a lot of health problems, but what is a sweet tooth? You’ve probably heard someone mention to their “sweet tooth” as their reason for loving sweet treats. However, is there actually such a thing? While it is not a real tooth type, it turns out that your cravings for sugary meals might be more than just your favorites. Sugar craving is not a game: the brain can be “programmed” to devour sugar, and you can end up with something like withdrawal if you don’t consume enough. Sugar craving is a physiological phenomenon that […]
October 2, 2020
complications of impacted wisdom teeth

Serious Complications From Impacted Wisdom Teeth

To explain the issues that impacted wisdom teeth can cause, we need to talk a little bit about them first. Wisdom teeth usually emerge from the gums between 17 and 24 years of age. They are the last of the large molars at the back of your mouth. Some people never develop them. You usually can tell if your wisdom teeth are growing when you have some symptoms such as pain or inflammation in the area, and even infection in some cases. Unfortunately, up to 85% of today’s adults usually need to have one or more […]
August 26, 2020
advantages of getting dental implants

What are Dental Implants? Why you Need to Stop Hesitating!

What are dental implants? If you don’t know yet what they are and how they work, you should keep reading this until the end. A dental implant is a surgery that replaces tooth roots with a biocompatible material, screwlike posts that will replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that function and look like natural ones. Pretty awesome if you ask me. This is dental technology that nowadays we can take advantage of to improve our smile! But how is that possible? Well, this surgery can offer an alternative to dental bridges and partial or complete dentures. […]
August 21, 2020
Fixing a gummy smile

Cosmetic Gum contouring: Living with a ‘Gummy Smile’

Fixing a gummy smile can be liberating for a patient. If you smile and feel your gums are too big, it can be uncomfortable for you. Gum contouring is a procedure that can be done either for cosmetic or health reasons. Probably when you see your old pictures you think that your smile is beautiful but is very “gummy.” Maybe it is time to explore options like gum contouring if you feel you have a “gummy smile”. Believe it or not, some people don’t know about the procedure. But they actually think that their smiles are […]
August 3, 2020

The Truth About Tooth Gems: Are They Safe or Dangerous?

Have you heard about tooth gems? Tooth gems are small jewels, applied to the tooth with an adhesive. They are quite popular and just temporary. Dentists don’t drill to place them, but permanent issues can appear if gems are not properly placed. People seek to have snow-white, aligned, shiny teeth, but some are taking the “teeth fashion” to a whole new level. Yes, we are talking about the controversial “tooth gems.” This method consists of adding tiny pieces of jewelry to your teeth. For many people, tooth gems represent a way to show their originality, a […]