Posts Categorized: Family Dentistry

A Guide To Prevention

The most important part of keeping your gums and teeth healthy is preventing problems before they arise. Both gum disease and tooth decay are among the most common chronic conditions that Americans face, and both gum disease and tooth decay can be prevented. Issues that come up can be treated early to prevent the issue… Read more »

Facts You Should Know About Your Baby’s Teeth

Your baby’s current oral health can have profound effect on their adult teeth as well. You want to make sure that they have happy and healthy baby teeth now to help ensure that they have straight and healthy adult teeth in the future. What should you know about a baby’s teeth? What steps do you… Read more »

An Invisible Way to Straighter Teeth with Invisalign®

Perhaps it isn’t the fact that crooked teeth can mean trouble for your dental health, but rather the way they make your smile look that prompts you to want to straighten them. If so, then you may wish for a more discreet way to straighten them than with conspicuous metal braces. Fortunately, Invisalign® clear braces… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Chewing Gum

Eliminating bad habits that can harm your dental health is a great first step in restoring your smile’s youthful appearance. You have probably heard that chewing on any food which is sticky, or takes a while to chew is generally bad for your teeth. In the case of sugar-free chewing gum, this is actually not… Read more »

What are the Dangers of Resorbed Roots?

Resorb means to absorb something again. In terms of dental health, resorption of roots means that the body begins a process which is quite dangerous to your dental health. Root absorption (or resorption) refers to changes which occur with respect to your dental roots, not exclusive to decay or fracture (though unhealthy teeth can cause… Read more »

Gum Recession: Dangers and Prevention

Receding gum tissues pose a serious threat to your oral health and may affect your appearance. Periodontal disease is probably the widest known cause of receding gums, but gingival tissues recede naturally with age, as well. Luckily, maintaining proactivity with your preventive dental care will help you to avoid issues with gum recession. Sheridan dentists,… Read more »

Are you Grinding your Teeth at Night?

The medical term for teeth grinding (which is a condition that effects millions of Americans) is bruxism. Sheridan dentists, Dr. Cody Coon, Dr. Justin Coon, and Dr. Donald Coon diagnose bruxism by checking your teeth, bite, and jaw position for signs of chronic grinding at each dental six month dental checkup. If you have questions… Read more »

A Quiz on Porcelain Veneers

Do you have porcelain veneers on any part of your smile, or have you ever considered them? They are one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments out there. Few other single procedures answer to so many different issues at the same time. In fact, porcelain veneers are so efficient at covering over a multitude… Read more »

Does Baking Soda Brighten Smiles?

Baking soda has been a part of people’s pantries for over one-hundred years. Sodium bicarbonate (AKA baking soda) has a number of benefits and uses such as soaking up odors or scrubbing off stains from a variety of surfaces.One  popular use for baking soda, however, is whitening your teeth. Brushing with a baking soda and… Read more »

Can Chewing Decrease your Risk for Dementia?

Chewing is a natural instinct, like breathing. Of course, if you have jaw pain or bite your tongue, the hundreds of times you chew every day without a second thought will suddenly become uncomfortable. As the years pass and people inevitably age, chewing food may no longer remain a given, due to missing teeth and… Read more »