Posts Categorized: Dental Health

How Can I Better Avoid Cavities?

The unfortunate facts about dental cavities is that about 90% of adult Americans will suffer from them. While cavities are not a part of the earliest stage of tooth decay, they are early enough that they can often be treated in time to save the tooth. Ignoring a cavity can lead to an infection or… Read more »

Should I Try An Electric Toothbrush?

Have you ever tried an electric toothbrush? Or have you gone your whole life just brushing your teeth with a plain old manual toothbrush? In many cases and for many people, a manual toothbrush does a great job at keeping smiles clean and healthy. However, there may be a few reasons why you may want… Read more »

Is Carbonated Water Okay For My Smile?

Carbonated water known as sparkling water, especially flavored sparkling water, is very popular right now. The drink has become a healthy choice for those that want to get the bubbles of soda without the additional sugar. However, it has come into question of whether or not carbonation is healthy for your smile.  There have been… Read more »

Do You Know What To Do After A Dental Emergency?

If you injured a tooth in an accident today, would you know what to do? Many people know part of how they should respond – avoid touching the root, do not dry or wash the tooth, replace it in the socket if possible. However, this is far from the only relevant information. What should you… Read more »

Dental Damage from Bruxism and TMJ Disorder

If you visit your dentist regularly, then you are probably aware that there a more dental issues that can afflict your mouth than most people are aware of. While caring for your teeth and gums should be an integrated part of your daily routine, there are other considerations for the health of your mouth, such… Read more »

Tips to Stop Cavity Development

Sugar, starches, and other fermentable carbohydrates feed certain bacteria that dwell in your mouth; namely, Streptococcus mutans. As they feed, S. mutans convert sugar into acids that attack tooth enamel while depleting your teeth of enamel-building minerals. Weak enamel is easier for bacteria to bypass, and therefore increases your risks of cavity development. Cosmetic dentistry… Read more »

What Are Metal-Free Fillings?

Do you know the difference between fillings? The most commonly used fillings in the past were silver amalgam fillings, but today there are metal-free fillings. Metal fillings can mar a beautiful white smile even if they are only used in the back molars. When people open up their mouth to laugh or yawn, metal fillings… Read more »

What Do You Know About Porcelain Veneers?

Have you been thinking about rejuvenating your smile? It is still January. Was that one of your New Year’s resolutions? There is still time. There is always time. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice and it can affect the way people treat you. Individuals with a bright, healthy looking smile… Read more »

Are You A Gum Chewer?

Do you chew gum? Most people have probably chewed gum at least one time in their lives. Some people don’t enjoy chewing gum, others do. Some chew only as a last resort to freshen their breath. Gum chewing has had mixed reviews. Some say gum chewing is bad no matter what. Others say gum chewing… Read more »

Tooth-Friendly Foods For The Holidays

You all know that the holidays can be tough on your waistline. There is so much food and so many goodies, from candy, to cake, to pie, hot chocolate, wine, and on and on. But your waistline is not the only thing that suffers. Be aware of your dental health. Most of those goodies listed… Read more »