June 10, 2013 : 2:30 pm
The next time your dentist hands you a complimentary toothbrush after a professional cleaning, think of it as a tool for preventing heart disease. In fact, brush and floss regularly and you may be helping more than just your teeth and gums — you may be warding off increased risk of stroke.
Gum disease could […]
May 13, 2013 : 2:19 pm
Investments are important for so many areas of life. For example, we pay car insurance fees now to avoid a large expense in the case of an accident in the future. Why not think of your teeth and gums in the same way?
By investing in the health of your mouth right now in the […]
April 15, 2013 : 2:30 pm
If you fall into the quarter of American adults that suffer from sensitive teeth, you know how frustrating and painful it can be. While there are toothpastes designed to help with this problem, many of them contain chemicals that have been linked to other health issues. Are there any other options when it comes to […]
March 26, 2013 : 3:45 pm
It can be hard to keep kids away from candy and sweets, and even harder to get them to brush their teeth frequently and properly. Even as an adult, you may find that regular dental hygiene is not enough to fight off cavities. Children and adults can both benefit from dental sealants as an easy […]
March 18, 2013 : 3:51 pm
Foods That Stain
A vegetarian diet comes with many benefits as well as challenges. One challenge many might not think about is a greater risk of stained teeth. When it comes to nutrition and green vegetables, darker tends to be better. Despite all the nutrients, dark greens such as spinach, kale, and broccoli also more […]
March 11, 2013 : 2:30 pm
Do you enjoy chewing gum but worry about what it could do to your teeth? Research studies show that sugar-free gum can actually help with cavity and decay prevention. Although it shouldn’t replace regular oral hygiene, chewing gum can be a healthy habit.
How Does Gum Help With Cavities?
There is research to support the […]
March 4, 2013 : 2:37 pm
Most of us know that sugary drinks and snacks are bad news for our teeth, but you might be surprised to learn another common type of food can be just as bad: starch.
Bacteria in our mouths aid in digestion by beginning to break down the foods we eat as soon as we begin chewing.
February 18, 2013 : 2:32 pm
Do you have pain around your head or neck and wonder what might be causing it? It might be
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ for short. Frequently, people affected by this joint disorder have no pain in their teeth. Failing to associate their head and neck pain to the teeth, many cases of it […]
February 4, 2013 : 2:46 pm
We place a high value on smiles, and for good reason. A smile can make or break a first impression. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of adults view a smile as a vital social asset and 74% think an unattractive smile can hurt career chances.
Of all the […]
January 14, 2013 : 2:30 pm
Do you avoid things like ice cream and hot drinks because they can send bolts of pain through your teeth and gums? One out of every five people suffer from dentin hypersensitivity, and it can be a real nuisance and even painful to live with. By determining what triggers your sensitivity, you can better manage […]