Tag: Tag Archives: Oral Conditions and Diseases

Check out a number of conditions and diseases that dental care professionals are trained to deal with, including caries, canker sores, tooth grinding, gingivitis, plaque, and tartar.


Oral Health and Bullying: How Dentists Can Spot Verbal Abuse

August 23rd, 2017 by
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If you follow our blogs about oral health, you know that dentists can detect potentially serious conditions that affect your entire body simply by looking in your mouth. A new study suggests dentists may also be able to spot bullying. […]


Opioid Epidemic: What Dentists and Oral Surgeons are Doing

August 16th, 2017 by

America’s opioid epidemic has killed more than 180,000 since 2000. Unfortunately, many of the victims became addicted after doctors prescribed them drugs like Oxycontin and Percocet. These prescriptions, however, were likely not their first exposure to powerful painkillers. According to […]


Sedation Dentistry for Kids: Should You Worry?

August 10th, 2017 by

Children rarely need general anesthesia. However, if they are unusually aggressive or in need of treatment for more than just a few teeth, your dentist may use it. Nevertheless, parents and caregivers are often skeptical about the safety of sedation […]


Demi Moore Shines Spotlight on Stress and Oral Health

August 2nd, 2017 by

A startling revelation from a Hollywood actor highlights one of the most prevalent causes of oral health problems: stress. Demi Moore appeared on “The Tonight Show” in June to chat with host Jimmy Fallon about her new film, “Rough Night.” […]


5 Positive Oral Health Benefits

July 11th, 2017 by

The benefits of seeing your dentist every six months stretch far beyond simply having healthier, better-looking teeth. Oral health is directly connected to your overall wellbeing. Every time you make a dentist appointment, your chances of enjoying the future increase. […]


My Great Dental Experience

October 12th, 2015 by

The Scary Root Canal That Turned Out Fabulous One scary childhood experience at the dentist office left me refusing sugary treats, brushing after every bite of food or drink of anything other than water and flossing twice a day for […]


Dental Abscesses 101

April 29th, 2015 by
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If you think flossing your teeth regularly is a pain, prison lawsuits highlight the problems that can arise when you skimp on flossing. Inmates filed suits against the Palm Beach County Jail in Florida and the Westchester County Jail in […]


Dental Health Screening: Why Regular Checkups Help Protect More than Just Your Teeth

January 28th, 2015 by
Dental health screenings can help keep you healthy from head to toe.

One of the great benefits of having a good dental insurance plan is that regular appointments for teeth cleaning and oral exams are covered. One big reason for this is that insurance companies know a focus on prevention can actually […]


Rotten Teeth and Gum Disease

October 22nd, 2014 by
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Rotten teeth, tooth decay, and gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis are usually the result of poor oral care. These health conditions cost far more to repair than to prevent. You may not be able to kill two birds with […]


9 Graphs that Help Reveal the State of Oral Health in the US

September 29th, 2014 by

Check out these mini infographics, which help explain the current state of oral health in the US. [Click images for larger versions.] For more mini infographics, smile quotes, and other dental divertissements, follow us on Facebook.