Nadia Kiderman is an oral health specialist based in New York City.
The burden and loss involved with oral cancer is still very much devastating. Screening for the cancer is one of the best options in early detection to help prevent oral cancer. People strongly debate on whether it is necessary and if it works. Screening for oral cancer is conducted by numerous methods, and one method is visual examination. There is also fluorescent imaging, and brush biopsy imaging that are newer methods that help detect, and are effective in the reduction of the mortality rate that is associated with the oral cancer.
Dental hygiene has been taught to us since we were little kids in kindergarten. Brushing our teeth after every meal and flossing were the instructions we never wanted to forget if we didn’t wish to go to the dentist and yes, we did all that and did it to this present day. However, brushing of teeth and flossing can only do so much when it comes to prevention of dental cavities.
Current science and even anecdotal evidence from diets has shown that fad diets are not effective at maintaining a healthy weight or inducing a healthy lifestyle. This means that in order to effect a lifestyle change that produces weight loss and sustainability certain habits must be adopted. One of the most effective habitual changes that this more scientifically-based method of obtaining a healthy lifestyle suggests is to eat many healthy meals throughout the course of a day instead of the few large meals that has become the norm in our society. This eating schedule is being blamed in no small part for the overweight and obesity epidemic, and all the ills that this unhealthy condition produces medically for people.
There are many advantages to using mouthwash every day. Having long-lasting, minty breath is an obvious plus, but beyond that using mouthwash has been linked to improved oral health in a number of ways. When combined with a routine of effective tooth brushing and regular flossing, mouthwash can provide extra protection to help ensure a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts for a lifetime.
Nail-biting is a common habit. So many people chew and bite their nails and don’t give it a second thought. It is most often done inadvertently in times of stress and anxiety as a coping mechanism. While it may help you cope with minor stress and anxiety, your habit may actually be causing you more problems than you think. Long-term nail-biting can contribute to the declining health of your teeth in multiple ways.
Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a decrease or lack of saliva. That said, the cause could be due to nerve damage, medication or any number of conditions. Fortunately, once the cause is determined, there are a number of treatments available to dry mouth sufferers. The importance, however, is in properly diagnosing xerostomia and the underlying cause.
Braces may get a bum rap as being dorky, but they are a part of life for many people and lead to great – and healthier – smiles. Here are 10 facts that you need to know about wearing braces:
Teeth grinding or bruxism is a medical condition that affects around 8% of the population. It is important issue to deal with in dental health and should not be simply ignored. Bruxism is a medical condition when people will unintentionally grind their teeth especially at night.