Are There Risks to Oral Piercings?

Oral piercings or tongue, cheek and lip piercings have become common in recent years, especially with the younger generation. Like tattoos, decorating ones’ face with these piercings is considered an art and a kind of self-expression. While an oral piercing might give a unique and cool look, there are however, potential risks to them. Before…

How Teeth Change With Age

Over the course of a lifetime, a lot of changes happen with our teeth.  Just as bones, skin and muscles change with age, so do our teeth.  Since teeth are at the front line of our digestive functions, they are prone to receiving a lot of wear and tear.  Factors such as oral hygiene, dental…

How does Desensitizing Toothpaste Work?

Have you ever noticed that when eating or drinking certain foods they trigger sensitivity or pain in your teeth?  You might feel a slight twinge, discomfort or shooting pains.   If you experience these sensations then most likely you suffer from tooth sensitivity.   Tooth sensitivity is not a disease but a common dental condition. Sensitivity is…

What Are Receding Gum Lines?

Receding gums, also known as gingival recession are a typically a result of gum disease which causes your gums to have a receding appearance.  This is a condition in which gums shrink, resulting in the roots of the teeth becoming exposed.   Other factors that can contribute to receding gum lines are brushing teeth too aggressively,…