Real Answer: Can You Chew Gum While Having Braces?

Search this question on the internet and you will have plenty of conflicting views on whether you can or cannot chew gum while you have braces on. In the end, what should matter most is the opinion of your dentist because everyone deals with difference circumstances but here is some food for thought for when you decide whether you should chew that packet of gum chilling in your pocket. Argument: Should Chew Gum According to some reports, chewing gum can … Read more

Oral Herpes vs. Canker Sores. What is the difference?

Are you worried because you are not able to tell whether you have canker sores or oral herpes in your mouth? Here are the main differences of these two unwanted dental conditions. Unless you have been making out or have some form of oral sex with a stranger, your chances of getting oral herpes is very small. What are canker sores? Canker sores are shallow mouth ulcers that appear in your mouth. You will start to notice when eating or … Read more

How Does a Dentist Fix a Chipped Tooth?

If you have experienced the misfortune of having a chipped tooth, you would probably want to get that fixed as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as using bond glue to stick the pieces back together. Depending on the severity of the problem, there are several dental treatments available that will fix your chipped tooth. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, but you are simply curious about what dentists do, make sure you take care of your … Read more

How to Close Small, Visible Gaps Between Teeth

What Can I do to Close my Teeth Gaps without Spending a Fortune? One of the most unsightly things you would ever want to see in a person is a teeth gap, especially if it is occurring between the two front teeth. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, a wide teeth gap gives a comical vibe (as well as it being a huge turn-off) so it is best that you have it fixed as soon as possible. In this article, … Read more

3 Steps to Quickly Get Rid of Really Bad Breath

Bad breath is a really big turn-off so it is important that you get rid of it as soon as possible. If you have suffering from bad breath for only a short period of time, it is pretty easy to identify the culprit of the bad odor. However, if you have been maintaining good dental hygiene everyday and still suffer from a case of bad breath, you may have detective work to do. Bad breath does not necessarily come from … Read more

What to Do When the Retainer Hurts Your Tongue

Those who just started wearing retainers may feel sharp pains in both their tongue and their teeth. This is actually perfectly normal for people using retainers for the first time. You will feel a lot of discomfort as the retainer rubs again your teeth and tongue, but the pain will gradually subside once the jaw starts to align with the teeth structure. In this article, we look at some of the common reasons behind why people experience pain in their … Read more

3 Reasons Why Your Tooth Just Fell Out

There are several causes that could lead to your tooth just falling out. Whether it is to due to a fracture or tooth decay, it is important that you have your teeth checked out before further damage is inflicted. In this article, we have a look at three common reasons why that may occur. It is extremely important that you have the teeth examined as soon as possible to identify the cause. The best way to identify the cause is … Read more

3 Clear Signs You Have an Abscessed Tooth

Abscessed tooth is a form of toothache that can be extremely painful. Abscessed tooth normally occurs because there is an infection at the root of the tooth, or between the the tooth and the gum. You are more likely to get an abscessed tooth if you already suffer from tooth decay. Therefore, it is extremely important that you maintain great dental hygiene (both floss and brush) in order to avoid such painful conditions in the future. In this article, we … Read more

Why Your 2nd Molar Tooth Hurts After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Some people feel tremendous pain around their second molar tooth after they have had a wisdom tooth removed. There could be various reasons why your tooth could be hurting. In this article, we have a look at some of the most common causes of molar tooth pain. You will definitely need to visit your dentist and have your teeth checked. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may either need to just wait it out for a few days, … Read more

Can You Get Braces With Baby Teeth?

A lot of people start getting braces when they are in their teens. Baby teeth usually start to fall off starting from the age of 5 or 6, but some people don’t have all of their baby teeth naturally fall out until their mid-teenage years. In this article, we examine whether it is possible to have braces with baby teeth. The quick answer is yes, you should be able to get braces with baby teeth but this really depends on your … Read more