There’s an old cliché: “That’s worse than getting a root canal”, sometimes expressed as, “I’d rather have a root canal than….”. Don’t worry, any dental technique that may have spawned these phrases is long gone. Having a root canal is not the painful, stressful, procedure you might think.
Have ever burned your mouth or tongue by taking a nice big bite out of a hot slice of pizza, sipping a spoonful of boiling soup, fresh off the stove, or perhaps taken a gulp from a cup of scalding coffee or tea? If so, you know how painful that can be.
Some of us have teeth that are not as white or as close to perfection as we would like them to be. Perhaps a tooth has been chipped or fractured. In some cases, teeth may have become discolored from age, smoking, or the beverages we drink.
The recent study out of Taiwan adds yet another potential cause of dementia and therefore something else you can do to help protect yourself from this disease.
Between a quarter and a third of all children and nearly half of all teenagers bite their nails. Whether from nervousness, anxiety, or simple habit, nail biting can have a negative effect on the person’s health.