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?
Donuts. Ice Cream. Twizzlers. Coke-a-Cola.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the dental industry as a whole. Here are the top 5 thing your dentist wants you to know to help clear us this misinformation!
If I say the words “Fresh pot of coffee in the conference room!” in most office buildings, there will be a mad stampede to get a cup before it’s gone. We love coffee, and not just here in America but worldwide. Coffee has become one of those strange things that defines us as people, often being cited as one of the top 3 beverages consumed besides water (the other two being beer and tea).
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!
For those who live with a milk allergy or lactose intolerance (two separate conditions), a dairy free lifestyle has probably become commonplace. For the majority of us though, milk and other dairy products are a daily source of calcium and other nutrients that keep us healthy and strong. Long time readers of our blog will be saying “Wait a minute, I know that calcium is important to strong teeth, how can I get it and still maintain my dairy free lifestyle?!” That’s a great question, and one we’re going to set out to answer today along with a few other little bits of information you might not have thought of!
In a world of flavored toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, and breath mints it seems like the world is trying to get at something. If we had to guess, that something would be “Bad breath stinks!” Unfortunately, all of the aforementioned solutions to bad breath target symptoms, not causes. Let’s take a look at what causes bad breath, and how we might stop them!