Practically everyone would love to have a longer-lasting, whiter smile. The benefits of doing so are many, from simply boosting your self-esteem to improving your job prospects.
The slogan, “Take a bite out of crime,” was all too familiar with the police force of a small Pennsylvania town, when a woman resorted to robbing a bank for money that she claimed she would later use to buy herself dentures.
Everyone’s favorite ghoul-ridden, candy-corn-crazed holiday is upon us, and perhaps no one is as terrified about the aftermath as your dentist! That’s because candy corn—along with the other various goodies your child (or you…hey, we don’t judge!) will receive in his or her candy bag this year is practically pure sugar.
Many people do not realize the effect their oral health has on the rest of their body. Studies have proven a link between periodontal (gum) disease and an increased risk of many health-related disease including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Now, researchers are discovering how your weight can also affect your gums.
Gum disease is far too common among people who slack on proper routine oral care. The severity of gum disease varies, and it can result in anything from a simple fix that you can knock out at home to having painful surgery.
Most women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant want to have a game plan for the transformation of their body, their health, and their child’s health.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be thankful, spend time with loved ones, and eat a lot of food. Much of our traditional Thanksgiving food—like stuffing, pecan or pumpkin pie, and mashed potatoes—are delicious, but they are full of sugars and carbohydrates!
The New Year is fast approaching and you may be considering a few New Years resolutions. For many, these usually include losing weight, making more money, or buying a new car. It is important to make sure you set new goals for a healthier lifestyle, and that also includes goals for your mouth.
If your teeth appear stained, often traditional in-office whitening treatments are the best option to remedy a dingy smile, but that is where it stops. Whitening treatments only change the color of your teeth. If you have multiple cosmetic flaws, including stained teeth, a more permanent option may be a better solution.
Teeth grinding usually occurs while a person sleeps and can be caused by stress, sleep disorders and certain health conditions. It may seem like a harmless habit, but it can destroy your teeth’s enamel, cause headaches, and cause your jaw joints and muscles to ache.
Keeping proper dental practices includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing after you eat. Flossing is extremely important since it can remove food that can get stuck between your teeth. If you do floss regularly but still have problems with your gums, then you may not be doing the job right.
A child’s diet greatly contributes to their oral health, and whether they will develop cavities or experience early tooth loss due to dental caries (cavities). Instilling healthy eating habits early on will help ensure your child experiences an overall healthy well-being, as well as a healthy smile for life.
It is no surprise that visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups help keep your teeth, mouth and gums healthy. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends people visit the dentist for checkups and cleanings at least once every six months. Unfortunately, many people fail to meet this recommendation of routine dental visits.
Nobody wants to lose a tooth, but life doesn’t always give us everything we want. If your mouth is one or more tooth shy of a full set, you’ve probably considered dental implants.