2 Easy Ways To Keep Your Mouth Healthy
16 July 2016
If you wait until your teeth are hurting to see a dentist, then you are waiting too long. Once you have a toothache or start to see damage to your teeth, there is going to be a lot more damage that you can't see. Not only are you going to end up having problems with cavities, you may also have to have root canals because you have infections under the gums or even have to have teeth pulled.
How Does An Oral Cancer Screening Work?
14 July 2016
A dentist, such as Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, can perform an oral cancer screening test to diagnose whether a patient's mouth has any signs of precancerous conditions after the patient is over the age of 16. Early detection gives you a better chance if abnormal cells are present. However, some organizations may be hesitant to recommend or pay for the screening if certain risk factors are not present. Read on to learn more about the risk factors, as well as the screening process itself.
Does Biting Your Nails Impact Your Oral Health?
28 June 2016
You may hear people to tell you to stop biting your nails. It is a nasty habit and affects your teeth. How right are they? Is it possible that biting nails can really affect your teeth and dental health? Here are four ways in which biting your nails affects your oral health.
1. Cracking and Chipping Teeth
The Academy of General Dentistry states that the teeth are more likely to chip or crack due to nail biting.
How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth
8 June 2016
Grinding your teeth is a fairly common dental problem that many people are unaware that they suffer from. Grinding your teeth during the day or while you are asleep can slowly wear down your teeth, making fractures, jaw pain, and a wide variety of other dental problems much more likely. Thankfully, there are a few steps that you can take to reduce or stop the amount of teeth grinding that you do.