Teenagers can be tough on their teeth. Their lives are busy with school, jobs, sports, clubs, social activities, and don’t always give the time or thought needed to properly maintain oral health. Not all teens have this problem, of course, but we’ve seen enough come through that it’s becoming a concerning trend.
If I say the words “Fresh pot of coffee in the conference room!” in most office buildings, there will be a mad stampede to get a cup before it’s gone. We love coffee, and not just here in America but worldwide. Coffee has become one of those strange things that defines us as people, often being cited as one of the top 3 beverages consumed besides water (the other two being beer and tea).
Teething. You might know it as that time in your infant’s life where they constantly cry in pain and chew on anything they can mash into their mouths. Of course teeth emerging means more than just weeping and gnashing of teeth, it means your have another thing to include in your regiment of child-rearing; brushing your child’s teeth.
A lot of people out are actually damaging their teeth every day either without knowing or without caring. We’ve compiled the 4 biggest offenders, and while we don’t think any of them will shock you, it’s good to be reminded of them and get into a habit of fixing the issue.
We’ve all been at the grocery store or CVS, staring at the toothpaste until we see the one we like. After grabbing it, we notice a large display to either side selling what appears to be hundreds of gallons of mouthwash. Some of us grab it on instinct and use it regularly, and others pass it by without a second thought. Think about it though, why is this clearly popular product something that so many are willing to walk by? Are the benefits as effective as the colorful labels would lead you to believe? The answer like all things, might not be exactly what you expect!
The fast-paced teen lifestyle that has been adopted into modern culture may be contributing to a lower overall oral hygiene than we have ever seen before. From to-go bars, soft drinks, and the fast food revolution, teens are at higher risk than ever of needing massive amounts of oral care, and in some cases oral surgery.
If you’ve ever suffered from an impacted Wisdom tooth, you know that it’s something that you want to avoid at all costs. In fact, a lot of experts will recommend early wisdom tooth removal over emergency extractions. Even so, it’s possible and in some cases even likely that you might have symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth before a removal can be recommended. If that happens, you need to know what to look for and how to react!
When you were a baby the last thing on your mind was having good oral hygiene. Between crying, pooping, and hair pulling you didn’t have the time to keep up with your oral hygiene! Did you know a majority of parents understand that oral habits are responsible for their child’s oral health, yet nearly 90% of parents say that their children’s oral health isn’t as good as it could be! This is a disconnect that needs to be addressed, and can be fixed very easily! We’ve got some great tips for you, so read on!
It’s finally starting to feel like winter outside. Soon we’ll have sledding, snowmen, and hot cocoa. It may be fun and games for most but for some the winter brings more brutal side effects. With the cold and buffeting winds a lot of people experience dried skin, chapped lips, and even tooth pain. Luckily there are ways to combat all of this, and we’re especially good with the tooth pain!