The Dangers of Oral Piercing

Oral Piercing, like tattoos, are becoming more and more popular. People like them in part, because they are a form of self-expression. As piercings become more widespread you may assume it is safe with very low risk. However, piercing of the lips, tongue and cheeks presents some potential dangers that must be considered before having a procedure. The main reason for the danger is because the mouth is a very moist area. This part of the body is home to enormous amounts of bacteria, making it s...
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Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

Almost everyone has experienced that unexpected jolt of pain when drinking a very hot cup of coffee or a cold bottle of soda. The discomfort can be intense and last anywhere from a few seconds to several hours. This particular sensation is fairly common. It may mean you have a problem with sensitive teeth. Usually the dentin is covered by enamel, but over time this coating can erode, and become thinner. Eventually, you will have less protection from external acids and other stimulations.  Als...
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Why Do We Grind Our Teeth?

Some people are surprised to learn the majority of adults grind their teeth. When this happens on an occasional basis it does not usually cause any harm. However, if you find yourself grinding your pearly whites regularly you should look into the issue a bit further. Over time, constant grinding of teeth, medically know as bruxism, can result in damaged teeth and lead to other dental health complications. Several Different Causes The cause of teeth grinding can vary and is often the result of ...
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How You Know You Have Periodontitis

Periodontitis – also known as gum disease – is one of the most serious dental conditions you can have. This is because periodontitis can directly result in the loss of teeth. With other dental conditions, you may still have the possibility of saving the tooth; but in the final stages of periodontitis, there may not be a tooth to save at all! Since periodontitis is so serious, how can you detect that you have it? Home care First and foremost, only a dental professional can truly diagnose...
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