With more and more Americans using less and less tap water, a lack of fluoride could be a real concern. How many water bottles do you and your family buy in a year? How much is too much? Ensuring that children get fluoride from a young age is very important. Most brands of bottled water … Continue reading Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids’ Teeth
Your baby is growing up, and so are their teeth! According to the American Dental Association most babies develop their first tooth around six months of age. After that first eruption your baby will have a full set of primary teeth in three years. Although it is usually pretty easy to spot teething, we created … Continue reading Common Signs of Teething
Getting your wisdom teeth out usually means a few different things. While it’s a great opportunity to miss school or work, it can also result in pain. It can be especially painful for those of us who had to wait until winter break or summer vacation to get them out. In that case it can … Continue reading The Wisdom Behind Wisdom Teeth
If you or a loved one needs dentures, you’re almost certainly thinking about the financial aspect. And why shouldn’t you be? Dentures are an investment that will positively impact the life of the wearer for years to come. While we obviously can’t tell you exactly how much your new dentures are going to cost without … Continue reading Factors that Impact Denture Cost
As the body ages it becomes increasingly important to pay close attention to your oral hygiene. Keeping up with your dental health wards off common issues such as cavities and plaque. More important than this however, maintaining good hygiene limits your risk for gum disease and oral cancer. A study from Case Western Reserve University … Continue reading Bacteria-Causing Gum Disease May Lead to Oral Cancer Growth
For decades, most public water supplies in the U.S. have been fortified with fluoride. Fluoridation has been repeatedly proven safe and effective for preventing tooth decay. It doesn’t affect the smell, taste, or look of water–all while keeping your teeth strong!
A 2015 BBC article unveils the dangers of teeth whitening when a dental professional does not perform it. Unless you have purchased an over-the-counter whitening system, or one from a licensed dentist, it is not recommended to receive teeth whitening from anyone that is not a dentist. According to the article, multiple beauty salons in … Continue reading Frightening Whitening
We’ve been told since we were children that we need to brush our teeth to be healthy by our parents, our doctors, and of course, our dentists. But what you may not know is that how you brush matters just as much as whether you do. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions … Continue reading How to Brush Your Teeth Properly
There are a variety of reasons why a patient may be unhappy with their smile. Your dentist can help! One of the more common complaints a patient may have about the look of their teeth is the height of their gums. If you have high gums, you may find that your teeth look somewhat small … Continue reading What is the Deal With Gum Contouring?
Diabetes is a serious medical condition that affects all aspects of health—and oral health is no exception. For example, dental implants have helped many patients who seek an alternative to uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures, but diabetics may not always receive the full benefits of the switch. This is largely due to the fact that diabetics have … Continue reading The Improvement of Dental Options for Diabetics