Archive for 'Common Symptoms' Category

You Might Be More Prone to Cavities

Common Symptoms, tooth decay

You brush and floss daily and don't snack on sugary treats, yet you've had your fair share of cavities. Your friend, on the other hand, is lax with the dental hygiene and lives on energy drinks and junk food, yet rarely has a cavity. What gives? Cavities, which result from more...

New ADA Report Names Top 3 Oral-Health Problems

Common Symptoms, tooth decay

What are the most common oral health problems Americans are facing today? The Health Policy Institute, a research division of the American Dental Association, recently released the results of a wide-ranging survey of nearly 15,000 adults across every state. Here's what they found: For the population as a whole, the more...

What’s Behind a Loose Tooth?

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

When a baby tooth is loose, it’s cause for celebration and a visit from the tooth fairy. But when an adult tooth starts to wobble, it’s worrisome; you won’t grow another. It’s a sign that something’s wrong with the ligaments that suspend teeth in their socket and absorb the bite more...

The Top 10 Reasons for Tooth Pain

Common Symptoms, Dental Emergencies, Root Canal, tooth decay

Tooth pain can range from mild and fleeting to throbbing and constant but the mechanism behind what you’re feeling is often the same: the nerves in the pulp chamber at the center of your affected tooth or teeth are responding to stimuli and sending out a warning in the form more...

The Dangers of Periodontal Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

The first symptoms of periodontal disease may not be easy for you to recognize. It isn't too difficult to overlook your bleeding gums and bad breath — especially if you're a smoker — because these symptoms often come and go for long periods of time. But these early warning signs more...

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

You probably know that with proper care, your teeth can last a lifetime. But did you know that decay isn't your teeth's only enemy? Periodontal disease, which is caused by bacteria that attack your gums, can result in inflammation, bone loss, and eventually the loss of teeth. Plus, the symptoms more...

The Real Dangers of Snoring

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

While snoring maybe something we laugh about in the movies or on TV, in real life it can literally be life threatening. For some people, snoring can develop into Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a condition in which moments are experienced during sleep when breathing completely stops. When you consider that more...

Do You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

Are you a loud, habitual snorer? Has your sleeping partner ever witnessed you choking, gasping, or holding your breath during sleep? Do you regularly feel un-refreshed, even after waking from 8 or more hours of sleep? Do you find yourself falling asleep easily throughout your day at home or at more...

Can You Cure Chronic Bad Breath?

Bad Breath, Common Symptoms

If you suffer from chronic bad breath and have always wondered if there is a cure, then you are not alone. Bad breath affects 50% of the U.S. population in the middle aged and older category—not to mention the stench of smokers' breath in the 20-25% of the U.S. population more...

Do I Have the Symptoms of a Future Root Canal Problem?

Common Symptoms, Root Canal

When all the tissue inside your tooth (pulp chamber) dies, including the nerve, the pain may be acute, even excruciating! Many times the pain goes away temporarily, but the infection does not. And when this occurs, you will need a root canal to treat the infection so that your tooth more...