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
Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Teeth? Brushing your teeth should be a seemingly simple part of your daily routine. But, if while you are brushing you are doing any of these things then you could be causing more harm to your teeth than help. Multitasking while brushing Are you one of those people … Continue reading 4 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Teeth
It’s common knowledge that smoking affects your oral health, but let’s not forget about smoking’s destructive counterpart…smokeless chewing tobacco. For those of you unfamiliar with smokeless tobacco, snuff is a fine grain tobacco that a user places in their mouth between their lips and gums. As saliva generates the user, instead of swallowing, spits out … Continue reading Don’t underestimate Smokeless Tobacco
Your smile is your best chance at making a great first impression. It’s the first thing people see, and it can be the key to opening a conversation, making a new friend, or even brightening someone’s day. So, if oral health issues are keeping your smile hidden, it’s time to do something about it! Here … Continue reading 4 common oral health problems and how to avoid them!
At first it may seem that heartburn has nothing to do with your teeth. After all, the burning sensation is in your chest, not your mouth. But repeated instances of heartburn can actually cause erosion and staining of the teeth. When your stomach produces a large amount of acid in order to digest a hard-to-digest … Continue reading How Heartburn Can Ruin Your Teeth
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures in the United States. Annually, approximately 15 million are conducted. If you do the math, that’s around 41,000 a day! Despite their status as a mainstay in dentistry, as well as the best way to save a tooth, root canals can occasionally have adverse effect … Continue reading Could 3D Printing Be the Future of Root Canals?