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. 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!
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!
My Experience With Burning Mouth Syndrome (Yes, It's Real)
If you're reading this, chances are you have Burning Mouth Syndrome, or I've perked your interest. 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 the 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 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
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 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.
My Tooth Extraction Jitters: Strategies to Manage Your Anxiety
If you are about to visit the dentist to have your tooth extracted and have the jitters, join the club! This article explores the many reasons we may be anxious, as well as some coping strategies.
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
Not all toothpastes are 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!
How to Clean White Deposits Off an Orthodontia Retainer
Bleah! Your kid's orthodontic retainers are scaling up with those unsightly white deposits, and it seems that no amount of toothbrush scrubbing will remove it. What can you do?