"Oral health: A window to your "overall" health"

                                         

Has your dentist told you that you need root canal(endodontic) treatment? If so, you're not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment. This page explains root canal treatment in detail and how it can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile. What is endodontic treatment?          “Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Root canal treatment is one type of endodontic treatment.

To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet -- what you eat and how often you eat -- are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars from the foods you eat to acids,

When you get your picture taken, everyone says, "Say cheese! Smile!" So you do — you open your mouth and show your teeth. When you see the picture, you see a happy person looking back at you. The healthier those teeth are, the happier you look. Why is that?

Even though most of us think a smile is the sexiest part of a face, we do little to keep it that way. According to research and survey only a third of us bother to clean our teeth twice a day. Our teeth are neglected until a nagging pain or bad breath tells us it's time to visit a dentist It's easy to forget about our teeth because it's not a visible problem.

Dental problems can pose a variety of issues, some of which are painful. A number of factors negatively can impact the health of your teeth and gums, and addressing these factors largely requires consistent application of self-care measures such as brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily and  

 

Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition that affects the teeth. It’s caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life. This is the time when most permanent teeth are being formed.After the teeth come in, the teeth of those affected by fluorosis may appear mildly discolored. For instance, there may be lacy white markings that only dentists can detect. In more severe cases, however, the teeth may have:

 

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Your oral health is more important than you  might realize. Get the facts about how the health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your general health.