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.
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.
Hospital Dental Group’s own Dr. Anatoliy Ravin recently completed a humanitarian dental missions trip to Peru. Read all about his inspiring efforts to bring aid to the poor here.
Hospital Dental Group’s own Dr. Anatoliy Ravin is no stranger to the world of humanitarian dental missions. He has brought his extensive knowledge and skills to the natives of the Amazon, made a difference in the lives of Haitians, and performed important dental work for the impoverished citizens of Jamaica. His dream of providing substantial dental care continued when he visited the kind and compassionate people of Peru.
Vincent Van Gogh once wrote, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
It’s an appropriate sentiment for which Hartford, Connecticut’s beloved, philanthropic dentist, Dr. Anatoliy Ravin, chooses to live by. In an era of overwhelm, when most people feel there is never enough time or resources, many can derive inspiration from a man who strives to do better in each new, small task he accomplishes.
Kids needing braces is nothing new.
Parents are never really surprised when they hear that their kids need braces, but the biggest problems aren’t always the need or the finances, it’s the scheduling. Getting their children in for the screenings, follow-ups, application appointments, and so on can be a significant pain. Not to mention the adjustment period a kid has to go through. So how is anyone expected to get this done?!
As of March 14, 2016, the CDC estimated that 40 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes. Worldometers.info puts the population of the United States at 323,828,624 as of May 17th, 2016 (the day this blog was written). That means roughly 1/8 of the population is estimated to smoke cigarettes regularly in either a habitual or social setting.
Spring is in the air, and that means pollen is also in the air. The spring allergens bring an onslaught of sneezing, stuffy noses, and general unpleasantness to approximately 58 million Americans each year. But why does this happen, and can it affect your teeth?
We’ve all been at the grocery store or CVS, staring at the toothpaste until we see the one we like. After grabbing it, we notice a large display to either side selling what appears to be hundreds of gallons of mouthwash. Some of us grab it on instinct and use it regularly, and others pass it by without a second thought. Think about it though, why is this clearly popular product something that so many are willing to walk by? Are the benefits as effective as the colorful labels would lead you to believe? The answer like all things, might not be exactly what you expect!