Pocketing: What Is It And Can It Affect Your Child’s Mouth?

If your 5-year-old child pockets their food during meals, you may wonder why they do it and what you can do to stop it. According to the Checkup Newsroom, pocketing is a term used to describe children who store food in their cheeks when they eat, which makes them look similar to small chipmunks. Toddlers tend to pocket food until they learn to chew and swallow better. Once children reach age five, they generally stop storing food in their mouths. Read More 

Tooth Resorption: What It Is, How It Is Caused And What Can Be Done To Treat It

If you have been diagnosed with tooth resorption, you are probably anxious to learn more about the condition, what caused it to occur and how it can be treated. Below is more information about resorption: What is tooth resorption? Tooth resorption is a dental condition characterized by the gradual disintegration of the bony structure of the teeth. Resorption is a normal physiological process in children, as they experience resorption when losing their primary (" Read More 

3 Things To Know If Your Dentist Recommends A Crown Instead Of A Filling

When a tooth contains a lot of decay, you will have the opportunity to save the tooth by visiting a dentist. Unfortunately, though, your dentist may tell you that a dental filling will not be sufficient for fixing and saving the tooth. Instead of using a filling, the dentist might recommend using a dental crown. If you are in this situation and not sure if you really want to go this route, there are three important things you should know. Read More 

Long Term Solutions To Dental Sensitivity

Around 40 million adults suffer from tooth sensitivity issues. These problems cause sudden sensations to cascade through the mouth when you subject your teeth to extremely cold or hot substances. The sensations are often sharp and painful, and most people avoid both high and low temperature foods to avoid this discomfort. However, this is not a long term solution to the issue. If you are looking for long term relief, then read on. Read More 

Returning From An Overseas Peace Corps Assignment? What Dental Issues May You Be Facing?

If you've recently returned to the U.S. from an overseas assignment as a Peace Corps volunteer, you may still be catching up on all the tasks and paperwork you missed while you were away. Although seeking dental treatment shortly after your return may have fallen low on your list of priorities, having a checkup (and any necessary repair work performed) when you get back is crucial to safeguarding your oral health. Read More