Have you ever noticed trace amounts of blood in your saliva when brushing or flossing your teeth? This is suggestive of gum inflammation and is a telltale sign of gingivitis and gum disease. During routine dental checkups and cleanings, dentists make a point of emphasizing the importance of maintaining healthy gums. Gum health is essential Continue Reading→
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that some of the most popular articles on Consumer Guide to Dentistry relate to the cost of dental care. And we’ve noticed that many of the questions we receive directly from consumers also focus on cost. For many people, “how much is it going to cost me?” is Continue Reading→
Do you have sensitive teeth? When you sip on a cup of hot coffee or an icy glass of lemonade, do you get a sharp flash of pain? Tooth sensitivity is a common issue that most people experience at one time or another for various reasons. It may signal a serious oral health problem, such Continue Reading→
Let’s be honest… nobody really enjoys going to the dentist. It’s one of those things in life that is necessary, but is rarely a good time (especially if you haven’t been keeping up with the brushing and flossing). Dentists take this in stride, often joking to their patients that the better care they take of Continue Reading→
Sugar-free chewing gum has gained popularity over the years as consumers have been made increasingly aware of its benefits. The sugar-free aspect aside, the simple act of chewing is beneficial as it promotes the flow of saliva in the mouth which helps to neutralize acids. Acids are produced as food is broken down while eating. Continue Reading→
Teeth whitening is the most popular and accessible cosmetic dentistry treatment available. So much so that there’s a seemingly endless stream of DIY whitening products aimed at consumers seeking an alternative to more traditional, in-office whitening programs. As a matter of fact, I’m chewing a piece of “whitening” chewing gum as I write this. With Continue Reading→
If you are an adult and still have your wisdom teeth, you are in the minority. The common surgery is recommended by most oral and maxillofacial dentists, which explains why nearly five million people undergo removal each year. You might even say that electing to undergo extraction is a wise choice. Wisdom teeth typically don’t Continue Reading→
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks almost instantly. As a consumer education site, we’re constantly striving for feedback from our community about a wide-range of questions people have when it comes to oral health and cosmetic dentistry. We routinely survey our readers for insights and inspiration. One of the more general Continue Reading→
One of the great benefits about being headquartered in San Diego is our access to fresh coastal fish. The Sea of Cortez is home to more than 800 species, making it a fish-lover’s paradise. But given the EPA’s guidance on mercury levels in fish — ahi tuna, swordfish, shark, mackerel boasting some of the highest Continue Reading→
During a recent conversation with the CEO of Ceatus Media Group (parent company of Consumer Guide to Dentistry) about content development for the site, he mentioned that he’d just had his wisdom teeth removed at the same time as having an implant placed. The implant required a bone graft and sinus lift, and in hindsight, Continue Reading→
The cost of dental veneers depends on many factors. Discover what they are and see if the price is right for you.
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