A good dentist will inform patients how they can maximize their dental health by screening for serious medical conditions—such as types of oral cancers—and providing safe, thorough checkups and cleanings. A great dentist will do all of these things, plus build a relationship with you (beyond your teeth!).
Perhaps one of the biggest toothbrush mistakes you can make is not using one! For optimum oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice a day. Aside from not brushing at all or not enough, are there other toothbrush mishaps to watch out for? As it turns out, there are—but they’re also easily remedied.
It’s a question dentists get more than you might think: Is coffee really bad for your teeth? The answer isn’t necessarily a “yes” or “no.” Like many things, it has a lot to do with quantity, quality and the ever-elusive pursuit for “moderation.” Don’t give up on your favorite cup of joe just yet. Instead, inform yourself on what steps you should take to enjoy coffee, while also maintaining the health integrity and appearance of your teeth.
In 2016, several publications emerged with the topic surrounding lack of benefits from flossing.
Many dental patients are curious about Invisalign vs braces. Whether you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or for your teen, Invisalign has and continues to often be the preferred choice for achieving that perfect smile. Why? We’re glad you asked! We have your “in” to the outstanding, modern, innovative way to straighten teeth without having to hide your heavy metal.
Discussions of sugar and dental health usually come with cautionary tales and warranted warnings. After all, it has been proven that sugar is what leads to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. We also happen to know that untreated tooth decay affects more than 2.4-billion people worldwide, and an added 743-million individuals have been reported as having periodontal disease.
Five Teen Dental Care Practices that Are On Fleek and Easy to Keep!
Did you know that according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research, 20 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 19 have untreated tooth decay? Another report by the American Dental Association (ADA) reveals that teens have some of the highest rates in tooth decay overall, tend to have poor nutritional habits, and an increased chance of traumatic injury and periodontal disease. Teen Dental Care can go a long way in ensuring your teen is practicing best oral hygiene practices in a modern world with safety and success.
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If you have ever had a chipped or broken tooth, then you know that it can be a terribly painful experience.
Even smaller chips or cracks can end in an emergency trip to the Dentist to get things patched up.
Halloween is back with its spooks and frights! With Halloween’s return comes Mounds of candies.
Sugary, chocolatey, sweet, sticky candy. While you’re stocking your house to the brim with candy to give away to the neighborhood kids, your kids are dreaming of ways to stuff as much candy in their mouths as possible.