You are probably more interested in healthy teeth than healthy gums, because healthy teeth are what make a healthy-looking smile. But if your gums are receding, you may be wondering why that is happening and whether it has health implications. Your gums hold and protect the base and roots of your teeth. They are sealed
Your oral health is key to your overall health and well-being; yet despite widespread efforts to increase awareness about prevention, conditions such as cavities and gum disease continue to affect millions. Most of us are aware of the elements of basic oral care such as brushing, flossing and rinsing, and we try to develop a regular maintenance
Your teacher may have scolded you about chewing gum when your were a kid, but as far as your teeth go, chewing gum may actually be good for them. Thousands of years ago, ancient cultures used different types of chewing gums to help maintain oral health and freshness. Modern chewing gum is almost as American
Good Oral Hygiene The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that professional dental cleanings and exams be performed biannually, beginning at one year of age, or within 6 months of the first tooth coming in. This is an excellent time for adults to be reminded of the importance of brushing and flossing at least twice daily.