By now, you’re probably aware that drinking soda and even fruit juice can affect your dental health. It makes sense after all, considering they each contain high sugar levels. But what about water? Yes, even water–our (often) trusty and reliable friend–can have surprising effects on your teeth. Between bottled water, filtered tap water, straight tap … Continue reading How Do Different Types of Water Affect Your Dental Health?
As you may already know, dental caries (cavities) are caused by bacteria-eating carbohydrates that get stuck in teeth and leave acid behind. This acid then erodes away at the enamel of teeth, causing cavities that, if left untreated, could result in more serious dental issues. Luckily the body has some protection against bacteria and acid … Continue reading The Spicy Food Paradox
We’ll start off by making it clear that, no, you can’t keep anything in your periodontal pockets. In fact, the smaller they are the better. You may not notice it, but your gums are not completely attached to your teeth at the gum line. At first, there’s actually a small gap between the tooth and … Continue reading What Are Periodontal Pockets and Can You Keep Your Phone In One?
We’ve seen a disturbing trend in the past where people, mostly teens, have been filing down their front teeth in order to make them ‘even’ or ‘straight’. We can’t believe we have to say this, but please don’t do it. We can’t stress enough just how bad this is, but let’s discuss the gruesome details … Continue reading Please, Please, Please, Don’t File Down Your Teeth!
When you hear the word porcelain, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A fragile figurine or an old-school tea set? We normally do not usually associate the term with our teeth, but when discussing topics of crowns, veneers, and bridges, it is a common word to come across. If associated with fragility, … Continue reading How Fragile is Porcelain Dental Work?
When your dentist looks into your mouth, teeth are not the only things they see. In fact, your dentist can tell a great deal about your health by looking into your mouth! Many dentists call the mouth “the window to the body”, and rightfully so. Just by looking into your mouth, your dentist has the … Continue reading What a Dentist Can Tell by Looking in Your Mouth
We all know that smoking is bad for our health. For years, smoking was seen as a trendy, social activity, but then the truth came out about its cancer-causing carcinogens. Now, people who smoke run a high risk of illness and disease as well as poor overall health. It is most commonly associated with its … Continue reading What Smoking Does to Your Oral Health
We all know that not brushing your teeth and eating sugary foods are predictors of bad oral health, but there are a few risk factors that are correlated with bad oral health that might surprise you. Being male – Men, typically past the age of 35, are likelier to lose their teeth more frequently and … Continue reading 4 Surprising Risk Factors of Bad Oral Health
It is estimated that 200,000 football mouth injuries are prevented each year through the use of protection. Proper protection gear not only protect you and your loved ones from injury, but also from the cost of the procedures involved in healing in the injury. When it comes to protecting your mouth during physical activity, there … Continue reading Mouth Guards: The Best Way to Save Hundreds on Dental Procedures
Most pediatricians will demand that you kick your child’s thumb sucking and pacifier reliance to the curb by the time they are three. If you wait much longer, your child can end up with dental health issues that would take many years and lots of money to fix. There are a lot of techniques out … Continue reading The War on Thumb-Sucking