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.
Extend Professional Teeth Whitening with These Three DIY Methods
One question we’re asked quite often by recipients of our teeth whitening services is how to extend the results. As part of our services we offer both at-home teeth whitening trays and strips, but once an initial professional teeth whitening session has taken place, it’s not uncommon for our patients to prolong the beautiful results with their own DIY practices. We’re happy to report that there are indeed actions you can take from the comfort of your very own home to keep those shiny, white teeth gleaming.
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.
Motherhood is not for the faint of heart.
With busy schedules full of carpools, play dates, and errands it’s challenging enough to simply get through a day! And for first-time moms, there’s the added pressure of diving into all the challenges of new motherhood. Whether you’re deep in the trenches of a packed schedule, or simply navigating a new baby, we’ve got you covered on tips for best newborn dental health to motivating teen oral hygiene.
Should the unexpected happen and you have a dental emergency, where do you go? And, what exactly qualifies as a “dental emergency?”
If you’re not sure of the answer, you’re not alone. According to a study conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF,) one of the top avoidable three reasons for emergency room visits is due to dental issues. Perhaps surprising for many is that often even the most gritty dental incidents can be addressed by a dentist—from a toothache emergency to several knocked out teeth.
Only you can ensure your own oral health.
Wondering how you can start your year off right for you and your family? An easy way to improve your overall health is by taking care of your dental health. Did you know that poor oral health is linked to heart disease, diabetes, oral cancer, respiratory infections, and a host of other problems?