Archive for April, 2013

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Tooth sensitivity is something that affects a number of people. It is often caused by eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or acidic. Under normal conditions, the underlying dentin of the tooth (the layer that immediately surrounds the nerve) is covered by the enamel in the tooth crown, and the gums that surround the tooth. Over time, the enamel covering can get thinner, thus providing less protection. The gums can also recede over time, exposing the underlying root surface dentin.

Myths about Dental Cavities

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Throughout the years, cavities have become the focus of several interesting myths. But perhaps even more interesting is how many of these myths are often mistaken for facts.

How to Stop Tooth Decay

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Tooth decay is the same as dental decay. It is also known as dental caries. It results in a cavity in the tooth and if untreated can spread from the tooth enamel into the softer dentine inside. Tooth decay is one of the most common health complaints in the world. Prevention is always the best step. However, if you already have some tooth decay, the key is to act quickly.

Coffee and Mouth Cancer

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Mouth Cancer is cancer that occurs in any part of the mouth; on the tongue’s surface in the lips inside the cheek in the gums, in the roof and floor of the mouth in the tonsils and also the salivary glands. Good news for heavy coffee drinkers. That cup of coffee may lower your risk for oral and pharyngeal cancers.