For many people the thought of going to the dentist is anxiety provoking. Here are six tips that can help squelch your fear of the dentist: Meet the dentist or periodontist first for a consultation, to discuss your needs and the way the treatment will be performed. This way you can feel comfortable, confident, and
Are You Afraid of the Dentist?
There could be several reasons why one might get cracks on either corner of one’s mouth. Often this is caused by excessive saliva (most commonly seen in patients with dentures), sagging facial muscles, or habits such as habitual licking of the lips. Other possible causes might be: Fungal infection or Thrush. This can be caused
Is chewing gum bad for you? It’s a question I hear frequently and just one example of the many myths that abound regarding oral health. Let’s review some of the more common myths — starting with that chewing gum question: Chewing gum is bad for you. Although it can be (if it contains sugar, which
When most of us think of fluoride, we think of the fluoride that is present in our toothpaste or in our drinking water, although not all states fluoridate their water. In the communities around the US where the water is not fluoridated, fluoride supplementation is common. There has been a debate raging in the dental
Did you know that if you look in the mirror and really examine and look closely at your teeth, cheek, gums, and lips you can tell a lot about your oral health? Below are some common clues and what they might mean: Bleeding or red swollen gums is a classic sign of gum disease or