Save Face With These Bad Breath Cures

woman looking for bad breath curesWhen you don’t realize that your breath is bad, the reactions of those around you can be as surprising as they are embarrassing. Once you do know, however, it can prompt you to take steps to eliminate it; but, what do you do if your bad breath doesn’t go away? If you’ve upgraded your hygiene routine and tried several bad breath cures, but your breath hasn’t improved, then your best bet is to visit your dentist to determine where the problem lies. (more…)

Dental Hygiene: How Much Do You Care for Your Teeth?

clean teeth from good dental hygieneIt’s about more than just keeping your smile bright and your breath fresh. Good hygiene, i.e., brushing and flossing consistently, is also about keeping your smile healthy, and retaining your natural teeth. The thing is, good dental hygiene is a consistent process. If you slip even once or twice, then your efforts at preventing plaque buildup could fail, and tooth decay, gum disease, and more could soon follow. To properly care for your teeth, you should also maintain a steady schedule of dental checkups and cleanings so we can clean up whatever your toothbrush and floss leave behind. (more…)

How Important is a Healthy, Confident Smile?

businesswoman with healthy confident smileYou might instinctively realize that, when your dental health is good and your smile is bright and confident, your own self-confidence and outward appearance are greatly enhanced. What you might not realize is the actual importance of maintaining a healthy, confident smile, and how it can affect not just your self-image, but also most major aspects of your quality of life.   (more…)

A True-or-False Quiz on Tooth Abscesses

AbscessA tooth abscess is a potentially serious and severe infection which generally results from untreated tooth decay. Your mouth is full of many types of bacteria. When a tooth becomes abscessed, the pulp beneath the tooth is infected. The abscess usually fills with pus and can become quite painful. As with any infection in your body, a common symptom is a general malaise or feeling unwell. The abscess will most likely need to be drained and antibiotics administered in an attempt to save your tooth. In some cases, this won’t be possible. Test your knowledge on abscesses with a true or false quiz.

Questions

Q1. True or false – Dental abscesses only involve a tooth but no other tissues.

Q2. True or false – P. Gingivalis is the clinical name for the bacteria which cause cavities. (more…)