If you have healthy gums, well, you may kiss them goodbye. Kiss them goodbye that is, if you smoke, says the American Dental Association (ADA). Smoking may cause nearly 75 percent of periodontitis in adults. Smoking and using any tobacco product damages your gums. It affects the bones and soft tissues in your mouth where…Read more
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Oral piercing is an ancient practice of body modification and self-expression that is also common in modern society. Oral piercings may be placed on the tongue, lips, cheeks or a combination of sites. Oral piercings are more typically seen in adolescents and young adults, and the tongue is considered the most common site for oral-piercing…Read more
Broadly speaking, there are two types of mouthwash: cosmetic and therapeutic. Cosmetic Mouthwash. It may temporarily control bad breath and leave behind a pleasant taste, but have no chemical or biological application beyond their temporary benefit. For example, if a product doesn’t kill bacteria associated with bad breath, then its benefit is considered to be…Read more
Established in 1859 the American Dental Association (ADA) promotes the art and science of dentistry by supporting dental professionals through various types of services. Their mission is to ensure all member dentists have what they need, when they need it and even before it is needed to succeed. The ADA also publishes oral health recommendations…Read more
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