Caring for Baby Teeth

Parents often wonder the best approach toward dental hygiene in babies and young children. Baby teeth are the “place holders” for adult teeth, which is why it’s so important to care for them from the beginning. You can start caring for baby’s gums right away by following these steps: Get a soft, moistened washcloth or piece of gauze. Gently wipe …

Can Strawberries Whiten Teeth?

Can Strawberries Whiten Teeth? The answer is YES! We all seem to want whiter teeth. Teeth cannot seem to get white enough for us most of the time. There is a great, big market out there for whitening strips and dental procedures which promise a more alabaster smile. Some of the procedures and strips are successful at providing an ivory …

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint syndrome, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), is a disorder of the jaw muscles and nerves caused by injury to the¬†temporomandibular joint. The¬†temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of your head, located just in front of the ears. The joints allow the jaw to move smoothly up and …

Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Deep in the back of your mouth are your third molars, more commonly known as your wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth can often be a source of pain and discomfort when they start to appear and those troublesome wisdom teeth are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. Not everybody struggles with impacted wisdom teeth but many experts …