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Sensitive Teeth: What to do

Sensitive Teeth: What to do

Having sensitive teeth is not only annoying and painful, but it can keep you from living a normal everyday life and cause you to miss out on normal things. Tooth sensitivity can happen after eating or drinking something cold or hot and can feel like anything from an annoying dull ache to a severe crippling […]

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Health Benefits of Gum Chewing

Health Benefits of Gum Chewing

When it comes to your physical health, it is often the seemingly small habits that tend to make the biggest difference. This is true in terms of physical fitness, emotional health, and oral care as well. When it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums, there are several simple practices that will help […]

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What your Saliva say about your Health

What your Saliva say about your Health

The human body is made up of several different systems that work together 24/7 to function properly. Your body is so complex, it can even fight off infection and bacteria on its own when needed. It has many different signs and signals to let you know if something is wrong, when you are healthy, or […]

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Managing Dental Anxiety the Healthy Way

Managing Dental Anxiety the Healthy Way

A lot of people suffer from some sort of fear or phobia, and a couple are commonly shared with many like the fear of clowns, spiders, or the dark. One common fear that could have consequences to your health is the fear of going to the dentist. It is estimated that as many as 15% […]

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Calcium Deficiency

Calcium Deficiency

While it might be common knowledge on how to properly care for your teeth and gums through daily hygiene routines, brushing and flossing daily are not the only factors in having a healthy smile. If your body is low on necessary nutrients and minerals, whether due to a poor diet choices or a genetic disposition, […]

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Alcohol vs Alcohol Free Mouthwash

Alcohol vs Alcohol Free Mouthwash

Taking care of your teeth and gums is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, sometimes it can feel difficult to know exactly how to have the best possible oral hygiene. Knowing how often and what techniques to brush your teeth, how to properly floss, and what foods to avoid seem to dominate most […]

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What is TMJ?

What is TMJ?

The human jaw is one of those parts of our bodies that we have a tendency to take for granted. Formed like a hinge, the jaw is a key component in everyday activities like eating and opening your mouth. While this complex body part serves many functions for us, there are over 10 million Americans […]

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Pro Flossing Tips <br><span class='secondtitle'>Advice from your Dentist in San Marcos TX</span>

Pro Flossing Tips
Advice from your Dentist in San Marcos TX

A consistent oral care routine is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only does thoroughly cleaning your teeth help fight off obvious diseases like gingivitis and tooth decay, but proper oral care also helps stave off other serious illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease. With that in mind, it’s crazy to […]

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How Vitamins Affect Your Teeth

How Vitamins Affect Your Teeth

In some regards, staying healthy and in good shape can seem like an elusive task to try and achieve. The rules of healthy eating seem to be changing with the seasons. Some rules, however, stay tried and true. Most of the basic health rules are directly connected with your oral health as well. More and […]

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Charcoal Toothpaste: Dental Pros &#038; Cons <br/><span style="font-size:60%;">Teeth Cleaning Tips From Our San Marcos Dentist</span>

Charcoal Toothpaste: Dental Pros & Cons
Teeth Cleaning Tips From Our San Marcos Dentist

Many people have wondered about charcoal toothpaste. Charcoal is currently very popular and is being used in a variety of different areas. You’ll find it in many applications including facials, vitamins, soap, and even shampoos. Recently, charcoal toothpaste is gaining in popularity for dental care. What is ‘Activated’ Charcoal? Charcoal is the substance left after […]

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Can Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer&#8217;s? &#8211; Larry D. Dentist San Marcos

Can Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer’s? – Larry D. Dentist San Marcos

Recent evidence has been released showing a positive correlation between a bacteria found in gum disease and Alzheimer’s.  Gum disease is characterized by red, swollen, painful, and/or bleeding gums. Loose teeth and infection may also be present in gum disease.  Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include memory loss, difficulty learning new things, difficulty with language, and carrying […]