Wisdom teeth can be mysterious and frustrating. Some people get and keep all their wisdom teeth and never face any problems with them. Others, however, fare better without this third set of molars. That’s because wisdom teeth can be impacted, decayed, or weakened by gum disease, or they might pose the risk of eventually developing […]
About Haleigh Pouliot
A former dental hygienist, Haleigh is a freelance dental copywriter who now spends her time writing about teeth instead of cleaning them. She loves to communicate the importance of dental care to patients and the value of innovative dental solutions to providers. When she’s not writing, Haleigh can usually be found experimenting in the kitchen or lifting weights to combat the physical effects of writing for a living.
Entries by Haleigh Pouliot
Long associated with feelings of cleanliness, purity, health, renewal, and empowerment, the practice of fasting helps many individuals feel closer to the divine or experience a greater sense of control over their health and lifestyle choices. So it’s ironic that something as positive as fasting is often accompanied by something as mundane and embarrassing as […]
You’re excited about the big changes you’ll see in your smile once your braces come off. But until that day comes, living with the side effects of orthodontic treatment can be frustrating. Braces are often uncomfortable and inconvenient. They’re highly visible and draw unwanted attention to your teeth. You have to stay away from certain […]
Have you ever broken a bone? Even if you haven’t, you probably know someone who has. While healing can take time, bones have the amazing ability to repair themselves after trauma. In fact, a broken bone can become just like new. It’s a different story, however, when it comes to the effects of gum disease […]
When you hear “deep cleaning,” you may think of steam carpet cleaning or scrubbing your bathtub to remove soap scum and grime. If you hear this term at the dentist, a similar approach applies. If your dentist or hygienist suggests a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, they mean going beyond your typical bi-annual teeth cleaning. If you aren’t a big fan of regular dental cleanings, then you may feel a little hesitant about […]
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