You have likely noticed the string of letters after you dentist’s name, but do you know what they mean? Well, we are here to clarify what that list of letters actually means. First of all, that string of consonants indicates that your dentist graduated from an accredited dental school. This means that your dentist is … Continue reading What Does Your Dentist’s Title Mean?
November is National Diabetes Month, a time where America focuses directly on the disease that affects over 29 million Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association, that’s about 9.3% of the entire population. Diabetes, in its simplest form, is a disease that affects your body’s ability to process sugar. No, not the sugar you find … Continue reading November is National Diabetes Month
For those who suffer from sensitive teeth, some of the more mundane things (e.g. sipping from a cold beverage or eating a bite of their favorite food) can be an agonizing endeavor. Not only is tooth sensitivity painful, but it can also lead to serious oral health problems. Tooth sensitivity is caused when enamel is … Continue reading Relief for Tooth Sensitivity
Did you know that eating cheese could help you fight cavities? While it may come as a surprise, a 2014 study in the Academy of General Dentistry clinical journal points to the fact that cheese is good for your teeth. That’s right, that slice of sharp cheddar is looking better and better. The reason? It … Continue reading The Reason Why Cheese is Good for Your Teeth
Human nature usually leads us to jump to conclusions. We get really nervous when we find a new lump, bump, or mole on our body, because we know it doesn’t belong and it wasn’t there before. However, if you’ve found a soft swelling in the mouth, it could simply be a mucocele, which is a … Continue reading If You Found Something Weird in Your Mouth, It Could Be This!
When meeting someone, the most prominent feature is your smile. According to a recent survey cited by USA Today, 47% of people notice the smile on first impression, while only 31% notice the eyes. For centuries, artists and architects have recognized the importance of symmetry and proportion in concepts of beauty, and have implemented them … Continue reading Do You Know What a Prosthodontist Does? And How They Could Change Your Life?
Throughout history, vaccines have been a hot topic, especially lately. While vaccination is an efficient way to prevent infectious diseases, the rise of oral vaccines proves to be an even more efficient and cost-effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Oral vaccinations, until now, have focused on preventing diseases that enter the body through mucosal surfaces … Continue reading The Rise of Oral Vaccines
Dentists around the world encourage brushing at least twice a day, every day. But why? Aside from the cosmetic perks of brushing your teeth, there are many additional health benefits to keep your pearly whites… well… pearly white! Halitosis Most obviously, brushing your teeth daily wards off halitosis (popularly known as bad breath)! Brushing helps … Continue reading Four Side Effects to Not Brushing Your Teeth
The eruption of your baby’s first tooth is an exciting milestone that parents often look forward to. However, it can also be a confusing, stressful time if you aren’t sure what to expect from the teething process. Whether you’re a veteran parent looking to improve your next child’s teething experience, or a new or expecting … Continue reading Top 5 Teething Tips for Parents
Since you’ve been visiting the dentist as a child, you’ve been aware that oral health is important; but recent studies have been linking good hygiene to more than just nice teeth. A study done by the University of Helsinki found an association between tooth loss and cardiovascular events, diabetes, and even death. The study, which … Continue reading Missing Teeth & Cardiovascular Health