Is Aspirin Bad For Your Teeth?
15 April 2016
While an effective analgesic, aspirin is not without its side effects. In some cases, it may have negative effects on your teeth and gums. While many people have no dental issues from using aspirin, you may encounter problems if you take aspirin regularly and don't simply swallow tablets. How might aspirin affect your oral health?
Aspirin May Cause Tooth Erosion
While swallowing aspirin tablets doesn't affect your teeth, you may have problems if you use chewable aspirin tablets or chew regular tablets rather than swallow them.
Three Scientifically Proven Oral Health Benefits of Green Tea
30 March 2016
Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it's becoming increasing popular due to numerous health benefits. Many of these are anecdotal rather than scientific, but a number of studies have scientifically demonstrated that drinking green tea can be enormously beneficial for your oral health.
1. Reduced Risk of Oral Cancer
Working for the Centre for Evidence Based Chinese Medicine, researchers Liu, Xing, and Fei collected the results of forty-three studies, four randomized trials, and one meta-analysis in order to determine whether green tea has any effect on the prevention of cancer, proving an overall correlation between green tea consumption and a reduced risk of developing the disease.
5 Ways to Reduce Sensitivity After Tooth Whitening
23 February 2016
Teeth whitening shouldn't cause any long-term problems, but many people find that their teeth are more sensitive just after the treatment has taken place. This occurs for two main reasons:
The bleaching agent has penetrated your teeth, thereby increasing blood flow. This creates pressure that can irritate nerves. An increase in tooth porosity and slight removal of the protective protein layer has exposed sensitive parts of your teeth. Neither issue is something to worry about, but the resulting sensitivity can be a real pain.
Do Baby Teeth in Front of Shark Teeth Need to Be Extracted?
23 February 2016
Typically, your child's baby teeth will fall out before the permanent teeth behind them are ready to come through; however, sometimes an adult tooth erupts behind an existing baby tooth or even in front of it. This leaves your child with two teeth in one gap rather than one, a condition commonly referred to as "shark teeth." In some cases, the situation rights itself; in others your dentist may need to extract the baby tooth.