Protecting your family’s dental health means protecting your pet’s teeth, too! Pets can develop cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease just like us. Whether you have a dog or a cat, it’s important to establish a brushing routine for your pet as early as possible.
Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth
To brush your dog’s teeth, first buy dog-friendly toothpaste (don’t use human toothpaste—it's toxic for dogs!) as well as a dog-friendly toothbrush or a finger brush, depending on what you think your dog ...
Piercings, including tongue piercings, are popular these days among young people. Unfortunately, although the tongue is a very strong body part, people often don’t understand its many functions and the potential health risks when getting theirs pierced. Here are important things you need to know about tongue piercings and their possibility for infection.
How to Prevent Infection
The best way to prevent infection and oral health damage from a tongue piercing is simply to avoid getting any piercings in your mouth. However, if ...
Do your teeth ever feel fuzzy when you wake up in the morning? You’re not alone. Don’t worry, though; it’s a completely natural feeling. But what exactly causes it?
Plaque on the surface of your teeth multiplies overnight, especially if you don’t brush your teeth, don’t brush them properly, or do brush your teeth but don’t floss. That’s what causes that strange and fuzzy feeling in the morning! Moreover, if you eat a lot of sugary or starchy foods, you’re more ...
Have you experienced a dry, sticky feeling in your mouth? Do you have irritated gums or trouble chewing and swallowing? All of these are just a few of the signs of dry mouth, a condition when you don’t produce enough saliva to coat your mouth. We’ll take a look at what causes dry mouth and how to combat it.
Symptoms of Dry Mouth
Common symptoms of dry mouth include having:
A dry, sticky mouth
A dry tongue
A burning sensation in your mouth
Healthy gums are the foundation for healthy teeth. They are made of connective tissue and are meant to house and protect the roots of your teeth. Without gums, your teeth would be vulnerable to rapid decay. If your gums are infected, this could be the beginning of more serious complications for your oral health. Having great oral hygiene doesn’t just mean keeping your teeth clean; it also means keeping your gums clean. So are gums able to grow back if damaged?