Nov 22, 2019 1:37:29 AM
Have you had a dental check-up this year? Sometimes as our lives become busier, we know that taking care of our teeth often gets pushed to the bottom of the list. However, attending regular dental appointments is more important than you think -- not just for your dental health, but for your overall health and wellbeing. Even if it’s been months or years since you visited the dentist, it’s never too late to start investing in your smile and taking better care of your oral health.
Jun 3, 2019 5:43:49 AM
Bad breath can be a subject that is difficult to talk about, and something we all dread having, but the truth is most of us experience foul smelling breath from time to time. There can be different reasons for having bad breath and it’s important to understand the causes to effectively treat this issue. Having bad breath can affect how you interact socially, your confidence at work and when talking to others and can even be a sign of a more serious condition such as gum disease.
May 20, 2019 7:04:44 AM
Physical pain is a common human condition; it is a physical response to an injury or trauma, a way of your body letting you know that something isn’t right. Only in the rarest of cases there are people who never feel physical pain. Jo Cameron, a woman from Scotland, UK, recently spoke out about her experience of feeling no pain - even when she was giving birth!
Nov 28, 2018 12:36:55 PM
It might seem like diabetes and oral health have little to do with each other, but this is unfortunately not the case.
Nov 14, 2018 8:44:15 AM
When we picture someone with braces, we usually picture a teenager with a mouthful of colorful brackets.
Sep 26, 2018 8:27:36 AM
Medical problems are things none of us ask for but many of us have, and with medical problems come medications.
Aug 22, 2018 8:07:04 AM
We all use toothbrushes to take care of our teeth, but what are we doing to take care of our toothbrushes?
Jul 25, 2018 7:59:48 AM
There are so many things that can make us smile, from seeing an old friend to watching a good movie to randomly remembering a great joke we heard years ago.
Jun 20, 2018 3:12:49 PM
Going to the dentist is something we should all be doing twice a year every year.
Apr 25, 2018 3:44:24 PM
You hear all the time about the importance of brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day, and you hear almost as often about the importance of daily flossing.
Mar 29, 2018 11:20:48 AM
We believe the more educated our patients are about dental health issues, the better they’ll be able to prevent them. We often warn of periodontal disease and the detrimental effects it has on the mouth and body. But there are also many common misconceptions about gum disease. To help you better understand it, we’ve decided to bust some myths today!
Oct 25, 2017 10:28:43 AM
Halloween is our favorite spooky time of year, but when it comes to sugar’s effects on teeth, all that candy can be downright scary.
Aug 23, 2017 10:44:29 AM
Have you ever woken up with your mouth feeling like a barren desert? Then you’ve probably experienced dry mouth, although it can be even more severe, making it difficult to speak or even eat. Dry mouth affects a tenth of the population, but why is it such a problem, why does it happen, and what can we do about it?
Jul 5, 2017 10:53:04 AM
White spots appear on our teeth for a variety of reasons. Although not all of them are harmful to our oral health, they still prevent our smile from truly shining through. Today we want to share with you some of the most common reasons these white spots appear, and what treatment is available to remove them and give you a bright, beautiful smile.
May 10, 2017 11:09:39 AM
Visiting your dentist every six months is an important part of maintaining your oral health. Not only does it keep your smile clean, but it can help you keep an eye on your overall health too! For some, it may have been a while since your last visit or you or a loved one may be apprehensive about visiting the dentist. Knowing what to expect can help relieve much of this anxiety, so today we want to explain the basics of what happens during your bi-annual cleaning and how you can prepare for your next appointment!
Apr 19, 2017 11:14:22 AM
Our smartphones are never farther than an arm’s length away and help us do everything from track our calendars to track our calories. Today, we want to show you the wonders they can do for our daily hygiene routines with the help of these apps!
Apr 5, 2017 11:19:13 AM
When people go to the dentist, it’s generally because they have a toothache, they need some dental work done, or they want to get their teeth cleaned. But this month being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we want to emphasize more than ever how important regular, twice-yearly dental exams are. Of course your dentist will make sure you don’t have any cavities, but what you may not realize is that regular dental exams could actually save your life.
Mar 8, 2017 10:26:15 AM
We understand how busy life can get–between work, school, sports, and having a social and family life, it can be hard to find time for your dental health.
Feb 22, 2017 10:28:51 AM
The last thing you want to worry about when you’re sick is your dental health. Unfortunately, your teeth can be extra vulnerable when cold and flu season strike. If you find yourself under the weather, read on for helpful tips on protecting your mouth!
Jan 25, 2017 10:34:02 AM
Today, flossing is a staple of oral hygiene and health. But have you ever wondered when we started flossing? You might be surprised by the answer.
Jan 11, 2017 10:36:35 AM
Did you know that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? With so much gum going into our mouths it’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth… so what’s the real answer? Read on to find out!
Dec 14, 2016 1:53:50 PM
You might think that baby teeth don’t matter because “they’re just going to fall out anyway,” but think again!
Nov 30, 2016 1:56:14 PM
We've all heard calcium builds strong bones and is key to preventing osteoporosis. But did you know taking in the right amount of calcium also has a huge effect on our oral health? Calcium Benefits Our Oral Health Does calcium really make a difference in our oral health? The answer is yes! Even before we’re born, we begin storing a supply of calcium and other nutrients to grow strong, healthy teeth and bones. As we grow older, calcium continues to repair and strengthen our teeth, making them more resistant to decay and fortifying them against disease.
Nov 16, 2016 1:59:29 PM
Did you know that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States?
Nov 2, 2016 3:01:28 PM
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases today. In fact, 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and millions more living with the condition don’t even know they have it. You may know that diabetes can result in other health complications such as vision loss, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. But many are surprised to learn of the impact diabetes can have on your mouth.
Sep 21, 2016 3:09:32 PM
Throughout life people get regular prostate exams, mammograms and colonoscopies. These preventative health care exams are extremely important for detecting any abnormalities–including cancer–early, so they can be treated as soon as possible. These exams save lives. So do oral cancer screenings. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that a regular oral cancer screening is just as important as these other preventative exams. We want our patients to know that coming in to see us every six months isn’t just to make sure you don’t have cavities; it can actually save your life.
Aug 10, 2016 3:29:42 PM
Good Nutrition is essential for a child's healthy growth and development. It's also important for their dental health! A good diet can help your child build strong, healthy teeth, while poor eating habits put your child at a higher risk of tooth decay.
Jul 27, 2016 3:32:09 PM
Tooth enamel has the pretty cool reputation of being the hardest substance in the human body. So it may come as a surprise to know that while enamel is super tough, it can also break quite easily! The truth is that our teeth are not invincible, and a lot of everyday habits can put our oral health at risk.
Jun 29, 2016 3:37:53 PM
You're sitting in the dental chair, everything going as planned at your checkup, until your dentist tells you that you have gingivitis. If you haven’t heard of gingivitis before you’re probably thinking, “What is gingivitis? Is it serious? Is it treatable?” We’ve compiled all the information you need to know about gingivitis so you can keep your smile healthy!
Feb 10, 2016 3:01:38 PM
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that nobody likes sensitive teeth! Tooth sensitivity can cause discomfort during daily tasks such as brushing, flossing, eating, drinking, and even breathing in a cold gush of air! If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, there are measures you can take to relieve pain and treat discomfort.
Feb 3, 2016 3:09:14 PM
Your child’s baby teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth. Kids may not keep their first teeth forever, but they require just as much diligent care as future permanent teeth. In fact, maintaining your child’s dental health when they are young will provide health benefits well into adulthood as well as set them on the right track of good oral health habits!
Jun 26, 2014 10:20:04 AM
The holidays are some of the few times in the year where we can feast, indulge, and not feel guilty about it. Although eating lots of great food comes along with the festivities, we should all remember to take care of our teeth. Here are five tips to keep in mind to help prevent cavities:
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