Have you ever noticed small, vertical lines on your teeth that seem to be getting more noticeable? These are known as “craze lines” and are a common finding in many adults. Craze lines are tiny cracks that form in the enamel of our teeth...
Loss of teeth can be distressing and uncomfortable, leading to anxiety about whether a tooth will fall out entirely. Luckily, there are ways a dentist can tighten a loose tooth and prevent its eventual fallout completely.
Do your gums seem red, swollen, or bleeding? If this is the case for you, you could be suffering from gum infections. These infections occur when plaque builds up on teeth and gums...
Here are some of the most frequent brushing mistakes people make and ways to overcome them.
Malocclusion is the medical term used to describe crooked teeth and misaligned jaws. It is one of the most common dental problems seen by dentists and can affect your ability to perform normal tasks such as speaking and eating properly.
Read about the causes of yellow teeth, including genetics and smoking, as well as ways to prevent tooth discolouration.
Travel with healthy smiles (and avoid dental emergencies) with the help of these tips.
Keep your child’s teeth free from decay. Here are potential causes to take note of and prevent.
Find out if losing teeth during pregnancy is possible and get tips to keep your smile healthy when you’re expecting.
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more of the four permanent adult teeth at the back corners of your mouth.
Find out if using the same toothbrush when you get sick can lead to reinfection. Know the right time to replace it.
Sensitive teeth? From: Dr. Karstan Lachman Teeth can be sensitive due to a variety of reasons but most of the time it is usually due to an irritation to the nerve of the tooth. A tooth or teeth that are sensitive can alert you to a problem that is going on and it is important
Dental Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease From: Dr. Karstan Lachman Many factors go into determining a person's odds of having a heart attack and stroke. These are two factors you may not be aware of. Sleep Apnea is a breathing disorder that occurs at night while you sleep and may put you at increased risk
Cavities on Baby Teeth From: Dr. Karstan Lachman Dental decay otherwise known as cavities are caused by oral bacteria. There are a few specific types of oral bacteria that cause cavities, and these can be transmitted from person to person. The oral bacteria of a parent can also be transmitted from parent to infant. It
Deficient oral hygiene habits and poor oral health can affect one's quality of life. Infections within the mouth, pain and missing teeth can affect the way a person speaks, eats and talks. These oral health issues can negatively impact a person's quality of life by affecting mental, physical and social well-being.
Why Wear a SportsGuard When Playing Sports? From: Dr. Karstan Lachman Wearing a sportsguard while playing sports is important to prevent dental and jaw related injuries. When a sportsguard is worn (and fits properly), it helps provide protection for the hard (teeth and jaw) and soft (lips, cheeks, gums) tissues of the mouth by absorbing
So what if my gums bleed? From: Dr. Karstan Lachman Do your gums bleed when you brush, eat or floss? This indicates a chronic infection is present in your mouth. Bleeding gum tissue equals infection, plain and simple. Does the skin on your arm, leg, or face bleed when you touch it? Your gums shouldn’t
When oral cancer is detected in early stages survival rate is high. We recommend you check your mouth on a monthly basis at home for any changes. When visiting your dentist and dental hygienist ask them if they are performing an oral cancer exam at each visit.
Research shows that significant pain reduction and improved function can be obtained with self-management. The steps listed below will help you learn to relax these muscles and joints -and reduce the jaw pain you are experiencing.
Canines are present both in the upper and lower teeth. They’re naturally long and pointed to help us bite into and tear food. However, if the canines appear extra-long and pointed and are positioned high above the other teeth, they may cause a person to feel embarrassed.
Myths and Facts about Cavities From: Dr. Karstan Lachman Below the Cool Dental team clears up the most common myths and facts about the cause of cavities. Read on to get the details. Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities Myth. Cavity causing bacteria cause cavities, specifically streptococcus mutans'. When you ingest carbohydrates the bacteria
Here’s what happens when you ingest your toothpaste.
Do I need to floss my child's teeth? From: Dr. Karstan Lachman Flossing is important for both children and adults as it removes bacteria and food in between teeth and below the gum line that can cause gingivitis, periodontitis and dental decay. Once a child's first tooth erupts it is imperative to keep it/them as
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Bad bite or malocclusion means that the teeth on the upper and lower teeth don’t align properly. It can be a result of a misaligned jaw either from birth or due to injuries or developmental issues.
Baby teeth may be temporary, but they're important. If your baby loses their teeth too early, the rest of their teeth may shift out of position. This can make it harder for the adult teeth to come in.
If you easily feel anxious thinking about a dental visit, know that there’s nothing wrong with it, and it’s very common. Here in our dental office at Lethbridge, we have several patients who have fear of dentistry.
Dental decay otherwise known as cavities are caused by oral bacteria. There are a few specific types of oral bacteria that cause cavities, and these can be transmitted from person to person. The oral bacteria of a parent can also be transmitted from parent to infant.
Here are some of the health risks involved in getting oral piercings.
"We all know the importance of visiting your dentist on a regular basis to maintain your oral health and prevent disease, but did you know that your dentist is also screening your overall health when you visit as well?
Bad breath otherwise known as halitosis can affect anyone at one time or another. In most circumstances it is a temporary condition and due to food or beverage.