Spring break is coming up. So are Easter, Passover and Kwanza. Most public and private schools are off. College students are getting ready for their spring break destinations. Everyone, from young to old, is excited about the upcoming months of warm weather and the knowledge that summer is just around the corner. Spring break – the first vacation of the New Year for many. Even though this is all very exciting, it is still important to remember to keep an eye on what you are doing and how it will effect your health. Many times on vacation people go a little crazy, or eat things that they shouldn’t, and this all has an effect on their overall health – this includes their dental health! You do not want to deal with any dental concerns while you are away, especially if you have traveled to another country, far from your regular dentist.
Toothaches are painful and often times mind numbing. The pain can be so bad that you cannot focus on anything else; whether it is work, school, friends or family. Most, if not all, people experience toothaches in varying degrees, but thanks to modern dental care and technology we experience less often than our ancestors did. Now, even though we experience these pains less often than our ancestors did, it does not mean that they are any less intense and painful. To help deal with the pain until you can get to your dentist try one of these easy solutions to help you get by.
The New Year comes with a lot of excitement. All over the world people are throwing parties and celebrating the start of a year they hope will be filled with happiness, laughter and smiles as they put all the bad of the year that passed behind them. Almost every major city in the world has a firework display at the stroke of midnight, and who could forget the famous New York City ball drop?!?! For some it is a magical night that they wait for every year, and on this day each person is supposed to make a promise that they intend to keep. This promise, or resolution, usually entails reaching a certain goal or changing something in one’s lifestyle so that it may move in the right direction. As you hope to smile a lot during the coming New Year, it would be smart to make a resolution that will keep that smile shining and spectacular as you continue on with life. Keeping your smile healthier this year would not be a great hassle as you might have thought. For this reason we have listed a few easy ways in which you can improve your lifestyle and your smile.
Take a step back and think, where do you breathe in and out from? Most of you will probably say your nose and think that this question is completely silly and weird, but some of you would say that you breathe from your mouth and wonder why we are asking you to pay attention to this issue. “Mouth breathing” is an actual ailment and condition that can lead to various sorts of problems. So, if you answered that you breathe from your mouth, or someone you know breathes from their mouth, it is time to stop! Breathing from your mouth is just fine when one is exercising, but when it is done excessively due to allergies, sinus or nasal congestion it may result in many problems. The reason for this is because of the air being much cooler and less filtered than when it is breathed in through the nose.
There are certain habits or activities that most people should be accustomed to doing on a daily basis, one of which is brushing your teeth. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and to do so properly you want to make sure your toothbrush is clean before you put it in your mouth. The CDC, Center for Disease Control, has gone on record saying that “even after being visibly clean, toothbrushes can remain contaminated with potentially pathogenic organisms.” Since you use your toothbrush often it is important to know how to keep it clean.
The diets we keep today are so different from our ancient ancestors that dental issues such as cavities, overbites, crooked teeth and overcrowding are practically inevitable. Out ancient ancestors used to chew on a lot more meat, and as our food has become softer we do not chew as much. Over the centuries our jaws have also gotten smaller and therefore they cannot accommodate all of our teeth properly. Many foods are no longer 100% fresh today adding to the dental problems already in existence. These foods are pre-packages, soft and full of sugar – not the best combination for keeping your teeth healthy. The right diet is important for your health, including your dental health. Eating the right foods is important, and how often you eat them is an important factor as well.
90 million Americans suffer from chronic bad breath, also known as Halitosis. This oral health issue often affects a person’s daily life and relationships, making it uncomfortable for other people to talk and associate with those who suffer from it. Often times people who have bad breath do not even realize it until they are told, and that conversation tends to be very uncomfortable for both parties involved. To help resolve this common health concern it is important that you know of some simple ways to determine whether you have bad breath, common causes for it, and a few easy remedies to make sure things go away and do not come back.
Everyone wants the bright and pearly white smile in their mouth, and these days you can get it without a dentist. Go to your nearest drugstore and you will find many different brands of teeth whitening strips and products. Many people have tried these products and have experienced great results, but are these products worth the money you think you are saving when you use them instead of getting a professional dental teeth whitening treatment?
Using mouthwash is very important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and your breath minty fresh. But when choosing a brand of mouthwash, which one are you supposed to buy? Buying the correct mouthwash may save your life. Some studies show that it is better, and safer to buy an alcohol-free mouthwash. These studies have shown that those who use an alcohol-based mouthwash twice a day are six times more likely to develop a form of oral cancer. Other studies have found no such relation between the two.