Do cold foods make your teeth feel like a hot mess? Do hot foods give your teeth the chills? You’re not alone. Read on for some tips to keep your mouth (and you) happy.
Strong, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods which help you grow. Teeth also help you speak clearly and they help you look your best. Taking care of your teeth prevents plaque from growing. Plaque is a clear film of bacteria or “sugar bugs” that stick to your teeth.
They cared for us, now it’s our turn to care for them. Don’t overlook their oral health.
Most benefits refresh in January, and your policy benefits renew. Are you making the most of your available coverage before it expires?
A dental abscess sounds scary and can be painful, but armed with a little knowledge, they can be quickly treated and even prevented.
Electric toothbrushes are an excellent idea for everyone, but for people with arthritis, cognitive impairments or those who have suffered a stroke, an electric toothbrush can be a little breath of independence that gives a boost of self-confidence.
Not all dental cleanings are created equal. Find out why to some hygiene appointments cost more than others and learn how you can save time and money in the dental chair.
One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. In today’s youth-obsessed culture, a twenty-something with dingy teeth can appear older than a forty-something with a bright, white, sparkling smile. Here are five things to keep in mind as you embark on your tooth whitening journey to the gleaming smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Families juggle an endless list of activities and commitments, and the pace isn’t likely to slow as the years go. Keeping the dental health, growth, and development of kids on track takes an ongoing commitment for busy parents. When it comes to straightening teeth, knowing the right time for treatment can be trickier than it seems. Learn more about the simple key to helping kids grow into a perfect smile.
No matter how much you love your favorite sweater, you only show it to the world a few days a year. On the other hand, your smile travels with you every day through every season. Find out how a new smile can be yours before another month goes by. Learn more here.
Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods. But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease. Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.
Every year, Over 175 million teeth are filled in the U.S. to repair damage from cavities. A blend of bacteria, sugar, and immune factors create a complex process that affects the quality of life in every age group. Did you know that researchers are uncovering innovative methods that could make traditional fillings a practice of the past? Here’s a look at what’s ahead!
Did you know that Americans drink nearly 45 gallons of soda and sports drinks on average every year? Teeth are made of the hardest substance in your body and withstand a lot of chewing and grinding, but sugar and acid from these beverages damage enamel.
Did you know that the simple act of smiling could add up to 7 years to your life? That’s what the results from one study suggest! A healthy, confident smile is a valuable asset worth protecting. Don’t overlook these clues that hint your smile needs a little attention.
You probably know that your mouth is home to one of the largest populations of bacteria in your body. While they’re an independent bunch, you can dramatically influence their effect on your health. It starts with understanding how the key bacterial players operate and your role in altering their destructive tendencies.
Your teeth and the surrounding jaw muscles present a powerhouse capable of crushing even the hardest foods to pieces. But sometimes we use our teeth in ways that push them to the limit and lead to unnecessary problems and treatment. Learn about one habit that may accelerate the breakdown of your teeth and how to read the symptoms your teeth share with you.
When you wake up in the morning, no one expects your breath to smell very good. With a few good hygiene habits, your breath is usually ready for the day. But if you’re struggling with bad breath, or you suspect it might be a problem, we have a few tips to kick this social issue to the curb. Learn more here about the real causes and how to keep your breath fresh every day.
When you consider what teeth go through, it’s amazing how well they hold up. In a warm, moist environment they undergo a barrage of forces. Bacterial toxins wash over them while acidic foods and drinks flood their mineralized surface. So should teeth wear out and eventually be removed? Or can you expect them to last a lifetime? Learn more about how you can put yourself on the right side of dental health HERE!
Cancer treatment brings along a host of questions, feelings, and concerns. While oral health may seem like a small part of the equation, prescribed modalities often affect the mouth. But with the right strategies, oral wellness can be maintained with manageable side effects.
Unhealthy habits often seem benign, producing nearly undetectable changes to our bodies for a long time. But a little bit of damage leads to a little bit more, and the impact often shows after irreversible problems develop. As the hardest substance in your body, teeth can handle a lot of wear and tear.
Your tongue plays a vital role in conversation and eating, but did you know it sends silent messages about your general health? Three different color changes offer subtle clues to overall wellness that are worth paying attention to.
Everyone experiences headaches occasionally, but no one should live with them on a regular basis. If you know someone who deals with head pain, spending 5 minutes reading this article could make you their hero.
Sometimes patients develop toothaches or gum discomfort, but mouth pain comes in many other forms, too. Did you know your own body’s immune system can attack the lining of your mouth and create stinging sores? Chances are you or a loved one suffers from these frustrating ulcers. Research shows that one simple, inexpensive supplement may dramatically reduce attacks.
Missing or damaged teeth may put you at risk for future dental problems. Reliable restorative options with innovative procedures allow us to offer a remedy to almost every dental dilemma. But what if you could actually grow a new tooth? Or a missing tooth could grow healthy new tooth structure?
Did you know our bodies produce roughly 1-2 liters of saliva every day? Peak production occurs in the late afternoon, dropping off dramatically during the night. But for nearly 30 million Americans, there’s never enough moisture produced, day or night. Chances are you or someone you care about struggles with this difficult condition.
If the color of your teeth isn’t as bright as the whites of your eyes, it may be time to consider brightening your smile. Teeth whitening is simple, effective, and safe...as long as it’s done properly with quality products and methods. Take a look at 5 common myths you need to debunk to get it right.
A recent survey simply asked: “Do you consider a smile to be an important social asset?” Only 0.3% of the respondents indicated they didn’t think a smile held significant social value! So it almost goes without saying...your smile carries a lot of weight. Discover one simple way you can dramatically lift your smile to a new level. And you’ll be surprised how quickly and affordably you can do it!
The line between health and disease is often a fine one. And we understand that anxiety keeps some patients from experiencing the benefits of good dental care. We have good news: simple, highly effective solutions can make dental care much easier than you think. Learn what we’ll do to help you at your next visit.
Fear. Ingrained in our DNA there’s a protective mechanism that helps us avoid danger. It’s essential to the survival of the human race. Our ancient relatives wouldn’t be part of our family tree if they hadn’t operated with a solid dose of fear. But sometimes fear keeps us from healthy situations...like dental care. Rational or not, nearly 40 million Americans avoid dental care on a regular basis due to extreme anxiety. Understanding the causes behind an often paralyzing emotion is the first step to overcoming this obstacle to better health.
Seems like we all agree: life's busy! While days fly by, it's easy for all of us to push our own health to the back-burner. Dental care frequently gets delayed because "nothing hurts." Unfortunately, pain is often the final sign that a dental problem has reached a critical stage. Read further to help yourself stay on track!