How Does Alcohol Impact My Teeth?

Photo by Kelsey Chance on Unsplash If you were to ask a random adult about the first thought that comes to mind when they hear key terms such as “entertainment” or “party” or “socializing,” chances are they might bring up alcohol. We all know too well that alcoholic beverages play a prominent role in social venues. We may also be very well aware of the detrimental effects of the consumption of alcohol towards your liver and other vital organs. However, how often have you qu

Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of maintaining proper oral hygiene and, on a more important note, your health. That being said, you may wonder whether electric toothbrushes or non-electric toothbrushes are more effective towards maintaining proper oral hygiene. Traditional non-electric toothbrushes have two key pro’s… they are cost-effective and they can be found virtually anywhere. While non-electric toothbrushes help us maintain

Grinding Away: The Impact of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding is a condition were one clenches the teeth and moves the upper and lower jaws against each other in a “grinding” motion. The more scientific term for teeth grinding is “Bruxism.” According to www.medicinenet.com, some of the symptoms that are categorized under teeth grinding include the following: headaches, muscle pain, jaw tenderness, shortened teeth, gum recession, notches or indentations on the gum line of teeth, tooth sensitivity, cracked and broken teeth

CAVITIES: Preventable? How do they Form? How Common are they?

I am planning on writing an entire detailed series on cavities. For now, this article serves as a basic summation pertaining to tooth decay and cavities. Photo by Kal Loftus on Unsplash Cavities...an all too common issue encountered by those seeking dental treatment. The dogma of every dental professional is to educate their patients on the necessary steps to maintain a high standard of oral health. Nevertheless, tooth decay, and the resulting cavities, remain as one of the m

Occlusions, occlusions, occlusions…

In this blog post we discuss the significance of the interaction between our teeth in terms of dental occlusions. Photo by Kal Loftus on Unsplash Let’s break down the word “occlusion” to its root word, “occlude.” According to www.merriam-webster.com, occlude means to close up or to block off. In a dental context, however, the term refers to the contact between the teeth in the upper and lower jaws (1). There are three known classes of dental occlusions that dental professiona