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Our teeth are important for many reasons. We need them for chewing our food, they are a major part of our appearance, and contribute to our speech.When a person has lost one or more of their teeth, a gap is left behind. This gap makes...

Like other parts of the body, our teeth are also susceptible to problems.The most common among these problems is tooth decay caused by accumulation of bacteria in our mouth. Poor dental hygiene and dietary habits may lead to tooth decay and cavities. Cavities are painful...

Many people have experienced tooth or teeth loss mostly due to decay, disease or injury.There are many treatment options available for missing teeth, including bridges, dentures and dental implants. Of the three options, dental implants are said to be the best.What are dental implants?So what...

Dental implants are artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth. They function and feel just like natural teeth.They are permanently attached into the jawbone. You can use implants to replace one, a few or all of your missing teeth. Dental implants are generally stronger and...

Dental implants or bridges can be used to replace your missing teeth.Before you decide on implant or bridge for your missing tooth, you need to consider the pros and cons of each. The determining factors will be the current state of your teeth, and your...

Stress can cause oral health problems affecting your teeth, gums, and mouth.Excess stress can cause sores in your mouth, periodontal disease, and can cause you to clench and grind your teeth. In addition, when you are stressed, you may have poor dental hygiene and eating...

People with tooth sensitivity experience pain or discomfort when they drink or eat hot, cold, sour or sweet foods, or when they breathe in cold air.The sensation experienced is very sudden, sharp and often very painful. Teeth sensitivity is higher in people between ages 25...

Many people are faced with this question from time to time, especially when there are many different brands of toothpaste on the supermarket shelves.With each brand claiming to be the best, it can be hard to make a smart choice.  How can you know if...

Each of us has experienced a case of bad breath at least once in our lifetime and bad breath is very embarrassing.Bad breath can make you shy and cause you to have low self-esteem. Bad breath is mainly caused by accumulated bacteria in the mouth,...