Soft Teeth or Soft Drinks? The Real Reason You Keep Getting Cavities
If you suffer from constant cavities, then it may be tempting to blame it on the “soft teeth” you inherited from your parents. In reality, your teeth aren’t the problem your parents passed on. What Causes Cavities? Cavities are caused by a bacterial infection. Specific germs produce an acidic waste product that wears away holes […]
The Best Way to Get (and Keep) a White Smile
You’ve wanted that perfectly-white smile for a long time, now. But with so many different methods out there, you’re not sure where to begin. Here is the dentist-recommended advice for getting your teeth as white as possible… Practice Good Oral Hygiene Yellow teeth are sometimes natural, but in many cases they’re highly preventable. You can […]
Do You Know the Difference Between Your Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant?
You have no trouble recognizing the dentist when you enter a dental office, but it’s easy to confuse some of the other staff members. Did you know that there is a difference between hygienists and assistants? The roles of both hygienist and assistant are unique and important to the successful functioning of any dental practice. […]
Is Your Child Ready for Their First Dental Visit?
Thinking it’s about time to schedule your child’s first dental checkup? If you wait until your child has a toothache, then they may be overdue, already. The Right Age for the First Pediatric Dental Checkup Children should see a dentist by the time they are a year old or when they get their first tooth, […]
4 Main Benefits of a Dental Crown
You may not be thrilled about getting a dental crown, but getting this protective restoration may be your only option for repairing a tooth and keeping it for several more years. Fortunately, it brings along these great benefits. A Strong and Comfortable Bite A “cap” ensures that a decayed or damaged tooth can keep right […]
Protect Your Smile With Little Work
Your life is busier than ever and finding ways to get things done easily and efficiently are often top priorities. It’s not that you are lazy or that you do not want to give your best, it is that you are stretched thin and anything that makes life less burdensome is often a huge plus. […]
Do You Know The Signs of Oral Cancer?
Knowing the signs of bad issues is the best way to prevent them from occurring. For instance, running out of gas while driving on the road is a bad issue, but your vehicle’s gas gauge is there to warn you when your gas is getting low. The same can be said of the scale you […]
Can Diabetes Affect Oral Health?
People living with diabetes know many of the ways that the disease can affect their bodies, but oral health is not commonly one of them. Multi-year studies, research and experience show that diabetes can have a severe impact on the mouth, teeth, and gums. Diabetics are at greater risk for infections of the mouth, notably […]
When it comes to having a beautiful and healthy smile, it takes active participation and a willingness to make your oral health a priority. Beautiful smiles do not just happen, yet millions of Americans treat their oral health as if they do. Flossing daily and brushing at least twice a day are both essential for […]
Make Dental Visits a Priority
What do the following have in common? Cardiovascular disease Kidney failure Respiratory infection Autoimmune disease Diabetes Dementia Pregnancy complications and loss Believe it or not, all of these serious health conditions can be directly affected by your oral health.