Dental emergencies require prompt care from a dentist, as they can easily go from bad to worse in a very short amount of time. Yet it is not unusual for minor problems that can be treated at home to manifest symptoms that may resemble those of a dental emergency. If you are ever in doubt,… Read more »
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It is common for teens to ask about Invisalign as an alternative to traditional metal braces when their dentist suggests braces. Teens generally don’t like the look of metal braces and fear that they will get teased by having them. Invisalign can be an excellent solution for many teenagers who need braces. However, not all… Read more »
Roughly 80% of all adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Many who have it don’t know it, as early stage symptoms can be extremely subtle. However, it is important to keep an eye out, as treating gum disease is manageable in the early stages and increasingly more difficult as it progresses.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of Americans over age 30 have advanced periodontal disease, known as periodontitis. Left untreated, the condition can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, though, it is possible to overcome even advanced periodontal disease with prompt and thorough dental treatment. Here is what you should know.
“Natural” is the latest trend, from organic skincare to whole foods. Teeth whitening is no exception, as a quick Google search will demonstrate. Natural doesn’t always mean healthy, though. Even if you notice whitening, you could be damaging your teeth. Here is what you should know. Acidic Fruits The theory states that natural citric acid… Read more »
Your dental health can serve as a strong predictor to your current overall health, as well as what future health conditions you might be at risk for. Your dentist will monitor your teeth and gums to see what to further address. Here are some of the ways that your dental health can predict your overall… Read more »
The best way to keep your teeth sparkling white is to practice scrupulous oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing and twice-annual professional cleanings. You can also have your teeth professionally whitened either in our office or with our take-home bleaching system. To maintain your beautiful white smile, though, you should also pay attention to what you eat and drink. Here are some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration.
Sports are an excellent way for kids as well as adults to stay active, boost their overall health, learn new skills, and build lifelong friendships. Yet like anything else, sports carry certain risks. It is impossible to prevent all injuries, but protective gear is a key component in keeping athletes safe. A mouth guard can… Read more »
Baby pacifiers tend to inspire strong feelings among parents on both sides of the debate. Some claim that any pacifier use at all is dangerous for the developing teeth, while others argue that pacifiers are a harmless and highly useful tool. The reality is that pacifiers are neither all bad nor all good. Here is… Read more »
A clean mouth is a healthy mouth. If you keep your mouth meticulously clean, you are significantly less likely to develop tooth decay, tooth loss or gum disease. There are many systemic illnesses associated with chronic oral issues. Many people are not sure exactly how to plan their oral hygiene schedule. Here is a guide… Read more »