Gum disease affects approximately half of all Americans. While that’s a startling statistic, what’s more notable is that most cases are preventable. The good news is that preventative care is simple and, by taking care of your smile daily, you can ensure you don’t become part of the statistic above.
Understanding Gum Disease
When teeth aren’t kept clean, bacteria starts to grow in the mouth. Bacteria can cause ...
High-Tech Toothbrushes: Is It Worth Going Electric?
The verdict is in: electric toothbrushes are here to stay, and they mean business for your teeth! By now, you’ve probably seen them on the shelves, on TV or in magazines. Dentists endorse them, and most are ADA-approved — but if you still swear by your manual toothbrush, these benefits just might convince you otherwise.
Gum Removal: Going to Great Lengths for Your Smile
Unless you were blessed with a perfect smile, something’s usually got to give in order to improve it…even your gums! Dentists call it “crown lengthening”, but if you’re worried this means you’ll walk away with receded gums, it’s not what you think. In certain cases, less gums are actually a GOOD thing – and if your dentist has confirmed you are a candidate for ...
Fact or Fiction? Five Popular Tooth Myths Debunked
Forget the tooth fairy! Far too many tales are being told about teeth and it’s time to clear the air. Popular claims that range from scary to wacky and everything in between are about to be debunked. Find out if you’ve been acting on bad advice.
“White teeth are healthy teeth.”
Pearlier does not necessarily mean healthier. In some instances, extremely white teeth can signal a ...
Eating Right for Dental Health: What to Consume and Avoid
Dental health starts in the…kitchen? You read that correctly! Of course, brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits are important, but they aren’t the only things to consider when it comes to keeping your pearly whites in tiptop shape.
Most people understand that they should limit the sweets and candy they take in, ...
A dental epidemic is brewing, and it’s called Xerostomia, or “Dry Mouth”. It sounds innocuous enough, and perhaps that is why many people affected by the problem fail to treat it, or detect it altogether. But it’s nothing to scoff at, especially considering that extreme cases of this widespread problem include difficulty swallowing, speaking, and in some instances, bacterial or fungal infection.
Dental Checkups: Why You Should Never Brush Them Off
Your teeth look and feel just fine, so what harm can there be in skipping one checkup? Plenty… and it’s not just a free toothbrush and dental samples you’ll miss! A lot can happen in just a short period of time, and the ramifications of canceling your semi-annual dental checkup can go beyond your oral health.
If you’ve ever doubted the necessity of regular visits, these reasons will have you running for the ...
Choosing the Right Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment
When you want to whiten your smile, there are typically two options: drugstore kits or professional treatments. While some opt for the former as a quick and less expensive fix, the latter delivers more profound, lasting results.
Of course, not all professional whitening treatments are alike. There are two primary types to consider.
Option #1: Teeth Whitening Completed by Your Dentist
If you want powerful results, a professional teeth whitening treatment by your dentist is the best ...
“Overbite”, “overjet” or simply “buck teeth”– protruding teeth can go by many names, but “pretty” isn’t one of them. And they aren’t comfortable either; upper teeth that extend well past the lower teeth can often make it difficult to close the mouth, chew or speak easily.
It’s a common condition, but not one that people have to live with. In fact, there are just as many corrective methods for this dental problem as the ...
Back to Basics: Brushing Tips to Impress Your Dentist
You’ve been brushing for as long as you can remember, but could it be you’ve been doing it incorrectly all along? From the type of bristles you choose to the level of pressure you should place on your teeth, this step-by-step guide to better brushing is chock full of tips to help you get the most out of your dental routine.
Step 1: Pick the right products.
Just as everyone’s dental situation is different, ...