To understand exactly what buck teeth are, you need to know the position of the upper and lower teeth in relation to each other. In a normal condition, the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth vertically as well as horizontally. When the normal overlap is more than 2 mm it is called buck teeth, or […]
Have you ever wondered if astronauts brush their teeth? This YouTube video demonstrates how to brush your teeth in space. Pretty interesting, although, I don’t know if I would like having to swallow the toothpaste. Check it out!
There are two types of tooth fillings that patients can choose from when they have a cavity filled at the dentist. Amalgam fillings, which are silver, tend to last around 12 years. Composite fillings, which are tooth colored, only last about 6 years. In an article by Tom Draper, a summary and graph of these […]
A recent study from the University of California found that brushing teeth daily may actually lower dementia risk. Research found that female participants who didn’t brush daily had a 65 percent greater chance of developing dementia later in life. Results for men were less at 22 percent. Daily brushing not only can lower dementia risk […]
It’s summer time and the nice weather beckons us outside. We all know how important it is to use sunscreen to protect our skin when we play outdoors, but what about our lips? Sun blisters on lips can be painful and irritating. Lip balm with sun protection factor (SPF) is just as important as sunscreen […]
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