Current guidelines say that it's riskier for a pregnant woman to put off needed dental treatment than it is to have dental treatment — including an X-ray exam. This is because dental disease not treated during pregnancy can lead to more serious health problems such as infection, pain, and inability to eat.
We get it: Your nighttime rituals are jam-packed with face washing, skincare regimes, stretching, jammies selection… or, let’s be real, rolling into bed after a night out. Sometimes you might forget to brush your teeth.
Even in adulthood, it is still possible to have your teeth straightened with braces. But how useful is the late correction?
Have you noticed a bad smell in your face mask? 2020 is a year that will be remembered for many things, one of which is the introduction of face masks into our lives. We're now almost-permanently accompanied by a face mask wherever we go, in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
When you hear the words "wisdom teeth," those viral (and, oftentimes, hilarious) postextraction videos may come to mind — and same. But have you ever wondered why wisdom teeth need to be removed?
The coronavirus lockdown has meant that many people have been skipping dental appointments and dentists have warned that thousands of mouth cancer cases have been left undiagnosed.
Should you worry if you can’t get a routine dental appointment because of the pandemic? Can you be your own hygienist? And what if you have an emergency?
Ask someone to name a food associated with good dental health, and you’re apt to hear "dairy" and that's because of its high calcium content.
Pale, chalk white, grey or brownish spots on the teeth may be the sign of fluorosis. It occurs in case of excessive exposure to fluoride between 1 and 4 years of age.
The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that about 27% of all orthodontic patients are adults, with that percentage continuing to rise.