Have you heard of pregnancy gingivitis? We’ve all heard of morning sickness, but did you know that it’s also not unusual for pregnant women to experience oral discomfort? This is what Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O’Dell discovered when she was expecting her daughter, Ashby. In an exclusive interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nancy described how her gums became
It is not often that you find a celebrity who is willing to speak candidly about any cosmetic restorative dentistry that he or she has had. Instead, most prefer that their fans just assume that their dazzling “Hollywood” smile is something that just happened naturally. However, that is not the case with Kathy Ireland, the
You’ve seen the ads for obtaining a new tooth in one day with a dental implant. Those aren’t exaggerated claims — you can leave the dental office the same day with a new tooth that looks and functions like the old one. But the dramatic marketing aside, there is a bit more to the story.
When your favorite baseball team wins, it’s hard not to get excited — especially if you’re right there in the stadium. It’s even better when a player tosses the ball to fans. But sometimes, in the heat of the moment, things can go awry. That’s what happened during a recent game at New York’s Yankee
Teeth Whitening With the advent of home whitening kits, you no longer have to go to the dentist to have your teeth whitened. DIY kits are relatively safe and effective, if you follow the directions carefully. So, you might be thinking: why have a dentist whiten my teeth? Actually, there are good reasons why you
Braces can change a person’s life — not just their appearance but their dental health as well. To be honest, though, wearing braces are, well, kind of a drag — especially for teenagers. Braces can be restrictive and confining; you’ll also have to give up certain favorite foods for a while. But more than any
There are a lot of reasons (including a blow to the mouth) why one of your permanent teeth might become loose. The most common: advanced periodontal (gum) disease that has weakened the gum attachment to the tooth. There’s also another, less common reason: you have a grinding habit that’s producing higher than normal biting forces.