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Chewing Tobacco Damages your Oral Health Just Like Smoking Does

Posted on 7/23/2020 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Many people easily assume that just because chewable tobacco doesn't expose them to the risks of carcinogens in smoke, it's safe and 'cool'. But despite what you might have been led to believe through ads and product packages, chewing tobacco is as almost as risky to your dental and overall health as smoking tobacco. They both release toxic compounds that can jeopardize your dental health. When we're talking about chewable tobacco, we're referring to just about any smokeless tobacco product, whether it's called a plug, a twist, spit, snuff, snus, or dissolvable tobacco. The Potential Dental Dangers that Lurk in Smokeless Tobacco Products Smokeless tobacco can stain your teeth as quickly and hardly as smoking tobacco. The stains of smokeless tobacco can be as hard to remove as the bad breath that accompanies them. Also, nicotine, the active ingredient in tobacco is absorbed easily in oral tissues. The presence of nicotine in these tissues obstructs...

Stress Can Do a Number on Your Teeth

Posted on 7/7/2020 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
It's well-known that stress can have negative effects on our physical and mental health. However, it may come as a surprise that stress can result in health conditions and bad habits that can wreak havoc on your teeth, gums and other tissues in your mouth. Regardless of how stress manifests, in your mouth or otherwise, we always recommend engaging in practices to reduce stress and anxiety, such as meditation and exercise. Here are some ways that stress can be detrimental to your oral health. Grinding Your Teeth The root cause of teeth grinding is often stress and anxiety. Grinding your teeth can not only result in damaged teeth, but also headaches and jaw pain. When the grinding is severe, it can even cause loose teeth or tooth loss. If you grind your teeth, we'll often recommend a customized tooth guard to prevent damage. TMJ Disorder You use your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) to move your lower jaw. Located below your ears, these joints can become swollen and...

Ways of Covering an Exposed Tooth Root

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Exposed tooth roots can be caused by many different circumstances. Depending on what the cause of the problem is, there are different ways to handle an exposed root. So, first, we must identify the problem to see how to continue forward with the best treatment of the exposed tooth root. What Can We Do for You? A common problem that causes the tooth root to become exposed is the moving of the gum line. This is the simplest issue to resolve, and the procedure done in this instance is called the pinhole technique. During this medical procedure, we will gently and precisely move already existing gum over the exposed root to where it once existed. Using this procedure, we can avoid cutting or stitching anywhere inside the mouth. If you are struggling with sensitive teeth due to an exposed root, we are sometimes able to treat it by applying a desensitizing agent or fluoride treatment to the exposed area. By utilizing this method, we are able to cure your sensitive tooth without using...
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Chewing Tobacco Damages your Oral Health Just Like Smoking Does
Stress Can Do a Number on Your Teeth
Ways of Covering an Exposed Tooth Root
Oral Problems in Which Bad Breath Is A Symptom
Is Tooth Decay Reversible?
How to Keep Your Tooth Safe When Recovering from a Root Canal
What to Do to Keep Your Veneers Looking Great
Which Problems are Actually Dental Emergencies?
What Happens During Molar Uprighting?
How to Manage a Toothache While You Wait for Your Appointment with Us
Oral Health Benefits that Come with Eating Seaweed
Natural Ways to Enhance the Whitening of Your Teeth
Tricks to Fighting Sugar Cravings for Better Oral Health
Treatment Options for Sensitive Teeth
Why Poor Oral Health Can Leave You Feeling Exhausted
What to Do About a Cracked Molar Until We Can See You
Your Teeth Need To Get Vitamin D
Why People Who Snore Tend to Have More Cavities
How to Get Tobacco Stains Off of Your Teeth
Can You Get a Cavity Around a Filling?
Does a Toothache Mean You Have a Cavity?
Can You Decide to Not Be Afraid to Come See Us?
Could Your Oral Health Get Damaged if You Do Not Have Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Common Causes for Dental Misalignment When You Wake Up
What Happens When Your Gums Dry Out?
Why Do We Always Keep Your Oral Tissues Dry When Working on Them?
Teeth Require Vitamin D Along with Calcium
What is Required as Dental Veneer Care?
Why Are There So Many Myths About Root Canals?
Which Uncommon Vitamins Can Drastically Improve Your Oral Health?
Downsides of Making Your Own Toothpaste
Does Your Saliva Actually Do Your Mouth Any Good?
Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Bonding
Problems You May Face If Your Dental Fillings Are Too High
Does a High Fever Cause Damage to Your Teeth?
Do Your Teeth Stay Healthier When You Have Dental Bonding?
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