Nov. 22, 2017 If you’ve been diagnosed with gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, you want to be sure it doesn’t progress into full-blown periodontal disease. Periodontitis is a more serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue in your gums and destroys the bone structure that supports your teeth. Periodontal disease can eventually cause teeth to loosen or even fall out The good news is that periodontal disease, for the most part, is preventable. It’s most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene; following a good daily oral health regimen is the best way to avoid the pitfalls of periodontitis. Brush twice a day, floss once a day, use a good mouthwash, and get regular dental checkups to reduce your chance of developing periodontal disease. If you have swollen gums that are…
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A new technique could create replacement teeth that resist tooth decay.
Slideshow: What Causes Tooth Enamel Erosion?
Enamel protects the soft inner part of a tooth. But many things we do every day can erode tooth enamel. See the biggest culprits in this WebMD slideshow.
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Dry Mouth: Is It Sneaking Past Your Radar?
A dental epidemic is brewing, and it's called Xerostomia, or "Dry Mouth". It sounds innocuous enough, and perhaps that is why many people affected by the problem fail to treat it, or...
Tips on Keeping Kids’ Teeth Healthy
0 Flares 0 Flares × As a mom, there are certain phrases that you say, over and over again. Go wash your hands. Get your elbows off the table…go brush your teeth! While I never seem to worry about elbows on the table until we are out at a restaurant, brushing teeth is something that has been a concern to me since my girls seemed to have more holes than teeth – they were so cute I’ve developed a few tips and tricks along the way, so here’s a few on how you can get your kids into great dental habits! 1. Start early and be consistent. It may seem nonsensical to brush a baby’s gums. No teeth, right? While I get it (I had this thought more than once with a squirming…