Is Teeth Shifting Normal?

Teeth Shifting

Looking back at your old photographs, it’s only normal to feel a bit nostalgic. However, there is something that might sound off the alarm bells in your brain – your teeth have moved! And we’re not talking about milk teeth here. Of course, those are taken by the tooth fairies. We’re talking about your permanent teeth. You might’ve noticed your teeth shifting, albeit subtly, over time.

Now, you might be thinking, that’s not normal, right? There’s a reason why your permanent teeth are called permanent, after all. You might’ve assumed them to be immovable. And when you wake up every day and look into the mirror, you don’t see anything drastically different with your teeth. So, what’s happening, and why is it happening. The prospect of shifting teeth is quite alarming if you think about it. Let’s do a deep dive into understanding it.

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How To Get Rid of Mouth Ulcers

How To Get Rid of Mouth Ulcers

Who knew something so small could be so excruciatingly painful? Mouth ulcers can be extremely unpleasant and discomforting. These red or yellow sores inside the mouth can take at least 2 weeks to go away. While, usually, you shouldn’t be alarmed by these nuisances, sometimes, they can be symptomatic of serious health conditions. On their own, they can make it difficult for a person to consume certain kinds of foods and drinks. Even brushing your teeth can become a hassle. That begs the question of how to get rid of mouth ulcers.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Everything You Need to Know

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the last ones to emerge, and they come through when you’ve gained “wisdom.” That’s a hoax. Wisdom teeth are so-called because they come out at a later stage in your life when you’re in your late teens or early twenties. Usually serving the purpose of grinding food, wisdom teeth are now considered vestigial organs – they don’t serve any purpose anymore. The reason is that the human jaw has become smaller over time. So, whenever a wisdom tooth does erupt, it might not have enough space to adjust in the mouth. With a total of 4 wisdom teeth, your oral cavity might not be able to accommodate any. Thus, wisdom teeth removal becomes necessary.

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Gum Pain Causes and Treatments

gum pain causes

There’s a lot that you do with your mouth every second of the day; you lick your lips, slide your tongue over your teeth, and remove tiny food particles stuck between them hours after you’ve had your meal. Your mouth’s always up to something. However, you realize that when it’s in pain and even the slightest action ends up causing you deep agony. You may experience tooth pain, tongue pain, or gum pain. Here, we’ll talk about gum pain causes.

Gum pain is a common problem experienced by many people. Aggressively brushing and flossing your teeth can cause gum pain. However, so can hormonal changes, tobacco, gum disease, vitamin deficiency, tooth abscess, canker sores, oral cancer, burn, and food allergy. Knowing the gum pain causes is important as it can help you in seeking the right treatment for it.

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Tooth Extraction Healing Stages: What’s Normal & What’s Not?

Tooth Extraction Healing Stages

After having a tooth extraction surgery, many patients are unsure of the healing process. They do not know exactly how things will go in their mouth and what are the things they can and cannot do at the different stages. The proverb “little knowledge is dangerous” holds true everywhere. If you don’t know about something, either you might end up to alarmed or too complacent. To avoid either of those situations, you need to know about the tooth extraction healing stages.

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Dry Socket: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Dry Socket Symptoms

A complication to occurs after a tooth extraction is known as dry socket or alveolar osteitis. After the tooth extraction, post-surgical pain decreases with time. However, if you experience intense throbbing pain, it can be a sign of delay in the healing process. Knowing dry socket symptoms, causes, preventions, and treatments can better prepare you … Read more

Electric or Manual Toothbrush: Which One is Better?

Electric or Manual Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes have become quite popular in recent years. Many people feel that they’re better able to clean their teeth using its vibrating/rotating motion. Even more and more dentists are also recommending them. But does it matter what kind of brush you use, or is it just a tech fad? An electric or manual toothbrush … Read more

Hutchinson Teeth: Everything You Need To Know

Hutchinson Teeth

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, there were 661,000 cases of congenital syphilis in 2016. The bacterium Treponema Pallidum is responsible for this, and it spreads when a person comes in contact with the sores of an infected individual. It is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STD) that can pass from the … Read more

Overjet vs Overbite: Causes & Treatments

Overjet vs Overbite

Growing up, many people find that their teeth are not growing the way they’d want. They essentially don’t seem “normal,” just like everyone else’s. Unfortunately, this may prevent people from achieving a beautiful smile and result in social isolation. The problem may lie with the alignment of their teeth, and the way they sit over each other. This is known as occlusion. And malocclusion is when the teeth in the upper and lower jaw do not align well. It may result in two different dental conditions: overjet vs overbite. Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they’re different.

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Calcium Deficiency Teeth: Know The Signs Before It’s Too Late

Calcium Deficiency Teeth

Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals found in our bodies. In fact, it makes up 99% of the bones and teeth. Even though it’s a micronutrient, its presence has a macro impact on the normal growth and development of the body. Aside from supporting bone and tooth development, it aids blood clotting, hormone … Read more

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