Category: Preventive Dentistry

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 »

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 »

The Impact of Gum Disease part 2

Gum disease is not a problem you should take lightly, as it can destroy your oral health, and may be able to affect the rest of your body’s health. It is caused by oral bacteria that may build up along your gum line, especially if you do not maintain your oral hygiene properly. However, there… Read more »

The Impact of Gum Disease part 1

Gum disease is a severe problem that can seriously disrupt your health by potentially leaving you at an increased risk of diabetes, heart attack, or stroke. It is also one of the most common bacterial infections in America that patients with diabetes, gingivitis, weak immune systems, or other health problems may be at risk of…. Read more »

Preventive Dentistry Quiz

Dentistry can treat a host of different issues regarding your mouth, including stained teeth, cavities, disease, and other problems. However, while much of dentistry is focused on fixing problems, or on making your smile more visually appealing, the most important part of dentistry could be considered prevention. Stopping a problem before it happens eliminates the… Read more »

The Connection Between Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes can lead to many conditions, and can even affect your oral health. Having diabetes can leave you at a greater risk of developing periodontal disease, which is the infection of your gums. Also known as gum disease, it is treatable if the dentist is aware of the condition; otherwise, it will spread and worsen until… Read more »

What is the Purpose of Fluoridated Water?

Fluoride is an element that can be found naturally in the Earth’s crust and water. It can also appear in mineral form in some cases (like fluorite). Over the past decades, fluoride has become a common ingredient of tap water, as cities will add it to the water supply in order to help prevent tooth… Read more »

Preventing Oral Health Problems as You Age

As you age, you may face more oral health issues than you did in the past, as elderly patients tend to experience more dental issues. Despite this, cavities and tooth loss are not a natural part of aging. Instead, medication, plaque buildup, and arthritis, which can prevent you from brushing your teeth properly, can cause… 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 »