The saliva in your mouth is chemically composed of water, minerals, proteins, mucus, and the enzyme amylase, and it serves several important purposes you may never have imagined. Chewing, combined with the introduction of saliva, is the first step in
Sooner or later everyone experiences the embarrassment of realizing they have bad breath, whether that’s in middle school, on a blind date, or meeting someone new. It’s not pleasant, but there are ways to combat bad breath or address the underlying
Only a few generations ago, older people regularly lost many, most, or even all of their teeth. Dentures were commonplace, and most people considered them inevitable. Fortunately, better and more regular dental care as well as fluoride in water and
Do you find yourself filling your beverages with ice so you can suck or chew on it? There are a number of explanations for this habit which seems harmless but can have a negative effect on your teeth. What are
You probably remember losing at least some of your baby teeth. Maybe you remember the feeling of wiggling one loose and the excitement of leaving it under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy to find? Have you ever wondered why we have baby teeth, though?
Have you ever wondered if you grind your teeth? Most people grind their teeth at one time or another. Dental hygienists deal wit the aftereffects of teeth grinding, medically referred to as bruxism, all the
The actors and actresses on television or in the movies always have such beautiful, white smiles. Many people look at them and feel embarrassed about their own yellow teeth. They wonder if this is their fault or if there’s something they can do about
Do you have sensitive teeth, ones that sometimes pain you when you sip hot coffee or drink iced tea? Does it ever hurt when you brush or floss your teeth? Tooth sensitivity is something many people suffer, and most try to ignore it for as long as