Wondering if bad dental health is passed on from parents to children? Here’s the answer. Key takeaways: – Teeth size, shape, and the spacing between them are believed to be hereditary. – Oral conditions like gum disease are not genetic, but are related to habits. – Childhood habits like thumb sucking can increase the chances…

There are many different cause of jaw pain; for any long-term or recurrent bouts of jaw pain, it is always best to see a dentist to identify the trigger. Key takeaways: – Jaw pain may be due to untreated gum disease, cavities, impacted wisdom teeth or a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). – Stress…

People with missing teeth require dental implants. Traditional dental implants might take up to 6 months to be permanently installed. The long process has people wondering if it is possible to have same-day implants. Key takeaways: – To qualify for a same-day dental implant, your need a healthy mouth. – The same-day process involves placing…

Most of us associate healthy teeth with trips to the dentist and adopting the proper brushing techniques. We still need to point out that the foods we consume are just as critical. In fact, there are some substances which are known to actively impact the health of our mouths. – Almonds can be an excellent…

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A new study in China showed that intensive treatment for gum disease could help reduce blood pressure levels and inflammation in patients. Key takeaways – High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. – Gum disease is a treatable condition. – Gum disease and high blood pressure are common conditions in…

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Healthy teeth during childhood can have a massive impact later in life. Some of these effects are psychological while others directly involve diet and overall metabolism. Why is it important for a child to see a dentist on a regular basis and what are the results of developing good habits? – A child with bright…

Dental implants can be an excellent way to replace lost teeth. There are a few key questions to ask and a handful of facts to keep in mind. While it is always important to speak with your dentist, let’s take a look at three takeaway points: – If cared for properly, titanium implants will never…

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