3 Ways to Cope With Teeth That Hurt When It’s Cold Outside

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Cold weather increases pain sensitivity and intensity for some people. If you have teeth that are sensitive to cold drinks and foods, you may experience discomfort when temperatures outside turn chilly.

The pain felt in cold-sensitive teeth makes it difficult to enjoy outdoor socializing and exercise. If you avoid activities including skiing or sporting events to minimize the risks of cold-related tooth pain, the isolation and disappointment can negatively affect both your lifestyle and your mental health.

How to Deal with 5 Denture Emergencies

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Your dentures gave you a second chance at a full, dazzling smile. Before, you felt self-conscious when you interacted with others because you had gaps between your teeth. Now you can chew, speak, and grin with confidence.

However, you wonder about potential problems with your dentures. Or maybe you have already experienced something alarming, and you need to know how concerned you should feel.

We’ll give you the answers you need in the post below. Browse the list of common denture emergencies and use the steps provided to mitigate pain and damage. But keep in mind that you must see your dentist to fully recover from these mishaps.

Crowns or Veneers? Let’s Compare

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Can you think of anything more engaging than an attractive smile? Pollsters and bloggers who conduct informal surveys on the subject know that a beautiful smile consistently ranks at the top of each list.

Of course, very few people have a naturally perfect smile. Cavities and decay interfere. Some teeth appear crooked and require orthodontics. Sometimes people chip their teeth or put up with internal stains.

Regardless of the imperfection, most teeth look better after regular dental visits. A good dentist can recommend the right procedure to hide flaws and enhance each smile. Crowns and dental veneers are just two methods of enhancement. Below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how these components can give you a better smile.

Myths and Facts About Enamel

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Unless you attended school for dentistry or dental hygiene, you may find it difficult to understand many of the terms your dentist uses such as amalgam or xerostomia. One word you may have heard but might not fully understand is “enamel.”

Enamel acts as a tough protective layer on the outside of your teeth to guard them from damage. To help you better understand enamel, we’ll discuss some of the myths and facts you may have heard about the surface layer of your teeth.

How to Make Brushing Your Child’s Teeth Fun

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Oral hygiene is important to people of all ages. Keeping your mouth healthy is important to your overall wellbeing. As an adult, you know how important it is to brush and floss daily. But if you are a parent, you probably understand the battle that takes place when you want your children to keep their teeth clean.

Listed below are tips on how to get your child excited about brushing their teeth.

11 Signs Your Dentures Need Adjustment or Repairs

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Dentures allow many individuals to speak, eat, and smile normally. Dental experts estimate that more than 20 million Americans wear dentures. If you have dentures, you know you must care for them properly to ensure they last as long as possible.

But how do you know when your dentures need an adjustment or repair? Talk to your dentist or denturist if you notice any of the 10 following signs.

Tongue Rings and Teeth: How Oral Piercings Affect Your Mouth

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In recent years, oral piercings have become more and more popular, especially among young people. If you want to pierce your lip, tongue, or any other area of your mouth, consider the effect it will have on your oral health.

Types of Oral Piercings

You may be surprised by the number of places people may choose to pierce in and around their mouths. Here are the most common types of oral piercings:

What Really Causes TMJ Disorders, and How Can You Treat Them?

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Do you frequently feel a clicking sensation in your jaw? You might feel it most when you yawn widely or chew during meals. Occasionally, those pops and clicks are painful, and your jaw muscles almost always feel tense.

What you’re feeling may come from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. But just how did this problem happen? Are you doing something wrong when you chew? Did you inherit the condition? You’re not sure. You just know that it’s not enjoyable.

Get Acquainted with Your Teeth from the Inside Out

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What do teeth have in common with ogres, onions, cakes, and parfaits? If you guessed layers, you’re right. (You’ve also probably seen “Shrek” a time or two.) Aside from ogres, all those layered things are pretty commonplace. In cakes, onions, and parfaits, the layers are all similar to one another, or they at least perform a similar function. They exist to be eaten.

As you probably expect, a tooth’s layers are much more complex. There’s a lot more to them than you’d suppose. Unsurprisingly, you’d probably never think about tooth structure during your daily oral hygiene routine.

For a tooth, each layer serves a different purpose. Let’s examine the surrounding structures first, then take a look at each tooth’s layers.

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