What To Do If You Crack A Tooth While Chewing

Your tooth enamel is made to withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing, but sometimes parts of your enamel may become weakened by decay, acid erosion or aging. Weak enamel can sometimes crack when you bite down on something crunchy, like a nut or piece of hard candy. If you've just cracked a tooth while chewing, don't panic. Follow these steps to take care of the problem. Step 1: Assess the damage. Read More 

Why You Should Keep Older Kids On Your Dental Plan

These days it can be a lot harder for young adults to get started and be secure in the adult world. More and more young adults are living at home during and after college and are having a hard time getting their careers started. Because of this, things like dental insurance is also something that can be lacking in young adult's lives. In 2010, The Affordable Care Act put forth the policy that young adults can stay on their parent's insurance until the age of 26. Read More 

Dental Exams Detect Gardner Syndrome (Colon Disease)

Although it's a colon disease, your dentist may be the first to suspect Gardner syndrome based on the findings of a routine dental exam or dental x-rays. Symptoms typically include impacted (unerupted) teeth, missing teeth, extra teeth, or osteomas (benign tumors) in the jaw or other craniofacial bones. About 30 percent of individuals diagnosed with Gardner syndrome have one or more of these dental abnormalities. About Gardner Syndrome Gardner syndrome is a rare disorder that causes polyps to develop in the lining of the colon and throughout the small intestine. Read More 

Toothache Care And Determining Whether Yours Is A Dental Emergency

A toothache can be a frightening experience for people who have never had them especially if they have no idea why their teeth suddenly started to hurt. The first response you might have is going to the dentist immediately, but not all toothaches are dental emergencies. This is why it makes sense to know whether your is, and if it is not, you need to know what you can do to relieve the pain until you can get to the dentist: Read More 

Metal Braces For Crooked Teeth: Why They Are Ideal If You Are A Good Candidate

Crooked teeth can be a pain to chew with, but they can also cause the enamel to chip off from improper alignment when biting. Fixing the problem can be done with metal braces if the crooked teeth are not too severe. Find out why you should visit an orthodontist to determine if your condition is ideal for braces and how much they cost. Why Might Metal Braces Be Ideal for Crooked Teeth? Read More