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Why It’s Important To Visit Your Dentist

Why It’s Important To Visit Your Dentist

Very few people look forward to their annual dental visits, but making going to the dentist a priority is crucial to healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental visits may not always be the most pleasant of experiences, but there are many important reasons to visit your dentist regularly. Annual Cleanings No one is perfect at […]

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The Different Types Of Teeth And What They Do

The Different Types Of Teeth And What They Do

The Importance of Teeth Your teeth are more than just a pretty smile. There are four main types of teeth: Incisors, Canines, Premolars, and Molars. Each type of tooth has specialized characteristics for the job that it does in the mouth. All the teeth working together also have an important role. They help chew and […]

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How To Relieve A Toothache Before Seeing A Dentist

How To Relieve A Toothache Before Seeing A Dentist

Toothache can refer to any pain near the teeth. While a toothache is typically the result of decay, there are several factors that can cause toothache pain. A toothache may present itself in several ways. The pain can be mild or severe, constant or may come and go without warning. Eating or drinking, especially hot […]

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Recognizing The Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Recognizing The Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Almost half of the population in the United States is dealing with some form of gum disease. This statistic may be surprising to you but gum disease is actually one of the most common reasons that a person will visit the dentist’s office this year. You may not even know that this is something you […]

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Best Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth – Pt. 2

Best Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth – Pt. 2

Our discussion of supplements for improving oral health continues here today as we cover the best supplements, vitamins, and minerals for dealing with specific issues. As mentioned previously, be weary of snake oil salesmen. This includes aromatherapy, holistic medicine, and anything that has non-specific and unresearched components that make wide claims of curing dozens of […]

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What You Need To Know About Gum Disease

What You Need To Know About Gum Disease

One of the most important parts of the human body is the teeth. If properly cared for they will serve a person faithfully for their entire life. It is not unusual to find people in their 90’s that have their original teeth even though they may have been repaired along the way with fillings, bridges, […]

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How to Break Your Sugar Addiction

How to Break Your Sugar Addiction

Addictions We’ve all heard of addictions. People can be addicted to alcohol or drugs, but what about sugar? Is that a real thing? It is, and more and more people are finding themselves addicted to sugar. The first step to overcoming an addiction, whatever the culprit is, is to recognize that you have one. If […]

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Road to White Teeth: Part 1

Road to White Teeth: Part 1

Over the Counter and Household Teeth Whitening Techniques and Products Everyone wants to have teeth as white as celebrities, but there are a lot of options you may not know about. We will be going over a few ways to whiten teeth at home. There are a lot of products that are sold over the […]

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Diet’s Effect on Dental Health

Diet’s Effect on Dental Health

We all know to floss, to brush two times a day while singing our ABC’s, to use mouthwash, and to avoid candy and soda. But there is more to dental care than that. Candy and soda are not the only things that can have an effect on our oral health. There are certain foods we […]

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History of Dentistry: Ancient Cleaning and Diets

History of Dentistry: Ancient Cleaning and Diets

Many people assume that the ancient people of the world unilaterally ignored dental health. But the reality is that many had toothbrushes and toothpastes, even if they took a crude setting, and took preventative measures to prevent decay. As well, some cultures consisted on diets that were far less acidic and contributed far less to […]

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3 Reasons to Get an Oral Cancer Screening

3 Reasons to Get an Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is a growing problem today, and it’s important to have oral cancer screenings done annually. Three very good reasons to have your dentist perform an oral cancer screening have to do with the increasing incidence of oral cancer in young people, and the screenings are quick, painless and inexpensive. The Young Are Increasingly […]

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy and Oral Health

During pregnancy, expectant mothers may experience a wide variety of changes in both hormones and health. At times, oral health may be overlooked during pregnancy, but it is vital to take proper care of your mouth. During pregnancy, existing dental conditions may worsen, or new conditions may pop up. The following are a few common […]

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How Your Health & Stress Effect Your Smile

How Your Health & Stress Effect Your Smile

When you think of emotions and how they impact you on a daily basis, you are not likely to think about dental issues. Stress, anxiety, depression, and other health conditions linked to your emotional wellbeing can impact your smile if they are left undetected and remain untreated. It is not always possible to remove the […]

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Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time for Braces

Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time for Braces

While the idea of getting braces is usually not met with joy, the end result is worth the process. Summertime may, in fact, be the best time to get braces for several reasons. 1. Less Stress Once the school year begins, children do have responsibilities to meet. There is homework, of course, but may include […]

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Are Your Wisdom Teeth Ready to be Removed?

Are Your Wisdom Teeth Ready to be Removed?

Between the ages of 17 to 25, it is likely that young adults will experience the growth of their “wisdom teeth”. Despite their dignified moniker, these third molars do not bring a lot of wisdom or comfort at all. They tend to grow in crooked or overcrowd the mouth, leading dentists to suggest that they’re […]

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Why Do My Gums Bleed?

Why Do My Gums Bleed?

It can be alarming when you are brushing your teeth and you notice blood begin to emanate from your gums around your teeth. It might be easiest to just ignore it, but there is always an underlying cause; taking corrective action could prevent a minor problem from turning into a more serious dilemma. Bleeding gums […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Thumb-Sucking

The Hidden Dangers of Thumb-Sucking

About Thumb Sucking Thumb sucking is considered, by many, to be a very natural occurrence for children. When a child sucks their thumb, they may be reducing tension for themselves. Thumb sucking can help an infant to cope better, and it can help soothe your child to sleep. Unfortunately, thumb sucking may also pose problems […]

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The Best Food and Drinks for Oral Health

The Best Food and Drinks for Oral Health

Food and drinks can wreak havoc on your teeth. Sugar-filled snacks and beverages can cause cavities, increase plaque, and cause a host of other oral issues that could result in costly dental work. Choosing the correct beverages and snacks can not only promote oral health, but it can also ensure that the only dental visits […]