Changes in oral microbes may lead to gum disease, heart problems, and cancer, study says. Drinking alcohol can throw off the balance of good and bacteria in the mouth and raise your risk for a variety of diseases, according to new research. In a study published April 23, 2018, in the journal Microbiome, scientists at NYU School of…

Is it true that some blood pressure medication can cause gum overgrowth? Yes, it is true — an important class of drugs known as “calcium channel blockers” (CCBs), used for treating high blood pressure, angina and abnormal heart rhythms can cause gingival (gum) hyperplasia (overgrowth), a condition where the gum tissues grow and extend abnormally…

cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the appearance of teeth and the enhancement of a person’s smile. In this field, the emphasis is on the art of dentistry, not just the science. On the surface, creating white teeth, or even whole new teeth in general, may not appear to be that complicated. Yet cosmetic dentistry requires…

tooth sensitivity

Are your teeth tender? From acidic foods to certain toothpastes, a number of culprits could be to blame. Does drinking an ice cold beverage cause dental discomfort? Or do you find yourself wincing when you brush or floss? You could have what’s known as tooth sensitivity. You don’t have to put up with the pain,…

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When it comes to brushing your teeth, there is such a thing as proper technique. Brushing too hard — or using the wrong toothbrush — can damage your teeth and gums, leading to problems like enamel wear and receding gums, which can in turn lead to tooth sensitivity, says Gene Romo, DDS, a Chicago-based dentist and consumeradvisor…

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In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you can help protect your oral health by seeing your dentist regularly for checkups. It’s recommended that most people get a dental checkup every six months, but your dentist may recommend more frequent or fewer visits, depending on your dental health history. The Dental Checkup: What to Expect In most…

cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry offers everything from tooth whitening to complete smile makeovers. Learn about your options here. Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for celebrities and the wealthy — there’s now a wide variety of options and price ranges that put a better smile within reach for millions of people. “Cosmetic dentistry has gone mainstream,” says Kimberly Harms,…

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How gum disease and dental trauma can lead to tooth loss in adults. Can you remember the sensation of pushing on a tooth and feeling it wiggle? In childhood, this is a normal rite of passage. In adulthood, it’s a sign of trouble. If you are experiencing looseness (also called mobility) of any teeth, it…

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