Oral & Dental Health
Review of Sporting Smiles: Online Source for Orthodontic Retainers
Avoid the high cost of buying an orthodontic retainer by ordering directly from the laboratory, online. Sporting Smiles provides self-impression kits that make getting new retainers easy and cheap. I have used this service many times and could not be happier! Read on for my full review.
What It’s Like to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
In this article, I talk about my experience having my wisdom teeth removed and offer personal tips and facts from sources regarding the preparation, surgery and recovery. Learn what to expect if you are having or expect to have this procedure done in the future.
Remedies I Used for Toothaches While Pregnant: What Worked and What Didn't
The only thing worse than an agonizing toothache is childbirth. No dental insurance? No problem. Until you can get to the dentist, here's a quick, unconventional remedy that I swear works!
What to Expect When Getting Braces as an Adult
Are your teeth still crooked? Did you stop wearing your retainer as a kid, effectively undoing previous orthodontic work? It may be a tough decision whether or not to get braces for adults. Having worn braces myself as an adult, I can say that it is absolutely worth the pain and inconvenience.
My Experience With Burning Mouth Syndrome (Yes, It's Real)
In this article, I detail my experience with a condition called burning mouth syndrome. It is a syndrome that has no exact answers.
My Story: What to Expect During Your First Week With Braces as an Adult
Whether you are a child or an adult needing braces, it is helpful to be prepared for that first week of new sensations in your mouth. Take it from someone who has been through it twice.
Do Braces Hurt? A Personal Step-by-Step Account of What to Expect
Do braces hurt or cause any pain? An in-depth, illustrated look at my 12-year-old daughter's experience. Find out what the process is like and what it really feels like.
Oral Probiotics Review: Probiora3/EvoraPlus, GanedenBC30, & Prodentis
In this article, I review three popular oral probiotics: Life Extension's Advanced Oral Hygiene, GUM's PerioBalance, and Oragenics's EvoraPlus. I also share my dentist's impressions.
How I Relieved My Tooth Pain With 9 Easy Solutions
Here are nine strategies you can use at home to stop tooth pain in its tracks. I've tried all of these solutions, and I can vouch for their effectiveness.
What to Do When Your Young Child Needs Teeth Pulled
So, your kid needs a tooth pulled. A lucky few kids go through life with perfect teeth; however, many kids have teeth that require more attention, possibly including tooth extractions. Here are some guidelines to help you and your child prepare.
What to Expect When Getting Dentures for the First Time: My Experience From Start to Finish
Getting dentures can be a process—from getting the teeth pulled and impressions made to learning to talk and eat again. I've been through this already myself. I can help you know what to expect.
Six Exercises That Relieved My TMD/TMJ Disorder
Read on to learn some exercises to help alleviate pain and muscle stress associated with TMJ disorder. I've had TMJ problems for a large portion of my life. If you're like me, you know the pain that this can cause! But don't worry. Relief is possible.
Why We Traveled to Los Algodones, Mexico, for Affordable Dental Care
U.S. and Canadian tourists flock to Los Algodones, Mexico, for affordable dental care. My husband and I have had extensive dental work done there, and we've been very happy with our experience.
How I Found the Best Toothpaste for the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush
Looking for good toothpaste? Not all toothpaste is the same when it comes to using them with the Philips Sonicare toothbrush. You may be more comfortable with an electric toothbrush if you experiment with different pastes.
My Globus Pharyngeus Felt Like a Lump in My Throat
I finally got rid of the feeling of a lump in my throat, which my doctor diagnosed as globus pharyngeus. Just a few easy lifestyle changes and it's gone. What a relief! Read on for everything you need to know about globus pharyngeus.
How to Clean White Deposits Off an Orthodontia Retainer
Are your kid's orthodontic retainers scaling up with those unsightly white deposits, and it seems that no amount of toothbrush scrubbing will remove them? What can you do? Read on for some easy tricks.