Gums recede for many reasons. Trauma caused by over-brushing, bruxism, and gum picking all lead to gum recession. Age too has also been linked to receding gums, for instance, a study in the US found that 71% of people from age 50 to 59 displayed some gum recession. In contrast, just 38% of people aged 30-39 showed some degree of gum recession. When gums pull away from teeth not only does this result in the teeth appearing longer than normal, but it also deprives the teeth roots of the protective layer of gingival tissue. [Read More]
How to Stop a Broken Tooth from Cutting Your Mouth
A broken tooth can very quickly become an unintentional instrument of torture for your tongue if not dealt with post-haste. When teeth are intact, you may not realise it, but your tongue is forever in contact with them, especially when you speak. Unfortunately, this means that any sharp edges created when a tooth was broken will cut your tongue whenever you eat, swallow or speak. This makes for a very painful situation. [Read More]
Teaching With Braces: 5 Reasons You Won't Regret Getting Braces as a Teacher
Are you considering getting braces as a teacher? You'll likely be wondering just how much braces might impact your ability to teach your students, and that's understandable. After all, your ability to speak clearly, while looking the part of a professional, is an important aspect of the job. However, have you considered the possible benefits? Despite the obvious affect on your appearance, there are several benefits that could actually make your teaching experience more enjoyable as well as more beneficial to your students. [Read More]
Should You Share Your Medical History With Your Dentist?
Visiting the dentist for the very first time may be a harrowing experience for many people. In most cases, it involves the dentist asking you quite a number of questions including those regarding your lifestyle and medical history. While this may seem like an invasion of your privacy, the truth is that it is very important for your overall health. So why should you share your medical history with your dentist? [Read More]