Category: Dental Health

Treatment Options for Dry Mouth

In an earlier post, we discussed the causes of dry mouth and how it can adversely affect your oral health. In this post, you can read more about the symptoms of the condition, also known as xerostomia. You can also discover more about your treatment options. Of course, the best way to determine which treatment… Read more »

Gum Disease and Your Cardiovascular Health

Periodontal disease can severely damage your smile, leading to receding gums, tooth loss, bone recession, and even a changed jaw structure. As if all of these concerns are not enough, scientists have discovered another reason to seek treatment for gum disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, if you have periodontitis, you are twice… Read more »

9 New Year’s Resolutions for a Beautiful Smile

As 2014 comes to a close and we look forward to the excitement of a brand new year, it is once again time to set our New Year’s resolutions. Health is always a top priority when it comes to January goals. Weight loss and increased exercise are both important and popular resolutions. However, far too… Read more »

Champagne and Your Healthy Teeth

For many, New Year’s Eve just wouldn’t be complete without a glass of champagne. Unfortunately, the bubbly beverage can have harmful effects on your healthy teeth, leading to stains and even enamel erosion. Of course, you probably don’t drink champagne on a daily basis, and an occasional glass on a special occasion will not harm… Read more »

5 Brushing Tips for Better Dental Care

If someone asked you whether you know how to brush your teeth, you’d probably assume it was a silly question. It’s not complicated; brush twice a day, especially after meals. Don’t all adults know how to do that? However, while twice daily brushing is important, there are actually ways that you can improve your at-home… Read more »

Is Your Dental Hygiene Naughty or Nice?

You know what they say about Santa. He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. You may not know that he also knows when you’re brushing your teeth. (At least, that’s what you can tell your kids.) What if he really did, though? How would your dental hygiene stack up? Would it… Read more »

Quiz: What Causes Dental Stains?

Most of us suffer from dental discoloration to some degree, but few of us know exactly what causes dental stains. We know it has something to do with food, but since we brush our teeth, we don’t understand why we have this embarrassing discoloration. Although brushing and flossing is certainly vital, even those with outstanding… Read more »

The Purpose of Enamel

When plaque sticks to your teeth, the bacteria inside of it produces acid that attacks your enamel. While your enamel, the outer layer of the teeth, is the strongest substance in your body, the acid can eventually wear a hole in it, and cause a cavity. This can lead to the infection of your teeth, so… Read more »

The Worst Foods For Your Teeth

There are many foods you can eat to replenish the minerals in your enamel or neutralize acid created by bacteria. However, some foods do the opposite for your teeth, promoting acid or sticking to your teeth long after you’re finished eating. Some of these foods may even be useful to the rest of your body… Read more »

The Best Foods for Your Teeth

The foods you eat can have a big impact your oral health as well as your overall health. Eating nutritious foods can make your teeth and gums healthier, and reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The ADA recommends that you follow nutritionist’s guides for healthy eating, such as choosing fruits, vegetables, and… Read more »