When you think about dental hygiene for your kids, are brushing and flossing the only things that come to mind? These two items are highly important to maintain good oral health, but recently, the American Dental Association “recommends earlier fluoride distribution for children,” meaning parents will have to put a tad more effort in caring … Continue reading ADA Recommends Earlier Fluoride Distribution for Children
Maybe you’ve seen the multi-colored bottles of minty-fresh mouthwash in the supermarket and have been wondering what the benefits are of adding mouthwash to your routine. Mouthwash won’t be the answer to all of your oral health needs, so read on to figure out what mouthwash can and can’t do for you. When adding mouthwash … Continue reading Why Add Mouthwash to Your Oral Health Routine?
While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, how can it affect your mouth? A study in the Journal of Periodontology done by Brazilian researchers has found that alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. According to the study, drinking can heighten risk factors … Continue reading Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?
We all know that brushing daily is a must if we want clean teeth and a healthy mouth. But, have you ever wondered what are some of the natural ways you can maintain your oral health? To satisfy your curiosity, here is a list of natural foods that help keep your teeth strong and healthy. … Continue reading Three Foods that Keep Your Teeth Healthy
Halitosis (commonly known as simply “bad breath”) affects around one in four people in the United States. In most of these cases, the bad breath comes from one of five reasons: bacterial growth, diet choice, dry mouth, smoking, and disease. Many are finding that brushing their tongue helps reduce bad breath by disrupting and scrubbing … Continue reading Do You Know What Causes Bad Breath?
Women are at a higher risk for bone fractures when they enter the menopausal stage, but that’s not all… According to a new study at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, they “also may be at a higher risk for gum disease.” It is stated that further investigations may need to occur to … Continue reading What’s Bone Loss Got To Do With It?
The holiday season can be a difficult time for your teeth. You are surrounded by sweets and drinks on what seems like a constant basis and it can wreak havoc on your teeth. These treats leave a lot of sugar on your teeth that turn into enamel-wearing acid when exposed to bacteria. Here are a … Continue reading How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season
Traditional gum grafting to correct issues of gum recession can be a painful procedure for many. As time goes on and periodontal issues increase, the potential for discomfort during a procedure only grows. The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a minimally invasive treatment that can reverse gum recession without the need of grafts. One of … Continue reading No Surgery, No Sutures, Only Smiles
When it comes to teeth whitening, consumers have a wide variety of choices. The sheer volume of over-the-counter options alone can cause great deal of confusion. Are they safe? Do they work? Which products work best? To help answer these questions, we’ve broken down some common options for a pearly white smile. In office bleaching … Continue reading Whitening Wisdom: What You Should Know
We all seem to know a thing or two about plaque, but the overall population knows a lot less about tartar. Tartar is a hard, yellow substance that forms on your teeth when plaque is not properly removed and is left to harden. Once plaque turns to tartar, it’s bad news for teeth. While plaque … Continue reading How Can Tartar Affect Your Oral Health?