Posts Categorized: Oral Health

Laser Treating Cold Sores

Your dentist cares about keeping your entire mouth looking and feeling healthy, not just your teeth. This includes keeping your lips and gums healthy, too. Cold sores are blisters that erupt on the lips and cause irritation to your mouth. They can be painful, itchy, contagious, and embarrassing. Cold sores are caused by the herpes… Read more »

What You Eat Affects Your Oral Health

Healthy choices and mindful eating improve your overall health, but they also make a big impact on your oral health. Your mouth is the entrance for the food and drink entering your body. Bad choices affect your mouth first before the rest of the body. Food and drink that are sugary or filled with carbohydrates… Read more »

Improve Your Brushing With These Tips

Your teeth do so much for you and your body. They chew your food so you can digest it and stay energized, they help maintain your facial structure, and they let you express yourself with a nice big smile. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that starts… Read more »

Tips To Improve Your Flossing

It happens to all of us at some point when we visit our dentists. They ask us those four words we dread to hear: “Have you been flossing?”. People tend to skip flossing because they think their toothbrush does a good enough job or they might find flossing to be too complicated to perform. Neither… Read more »

The Many Benefits of A Straight Smile

If you are considering clear braces as an adult, you may give yourself a bit of a hard time regarding your final decision. We find that patients love the benefits offered by Invisalign but often wonder whether making a cosmetic improvement to their smile is really necessary. When it comes to aligning your smile and… Read more »

FAQs About Mouth Inflammation

Is your mouth inflamed? Is it sore? If so, you may have stomatitis. Stomatitis is the term used for a sore or inflamed mouth. Any sore in your mouth can be uncomfortable and can make speaking, eating, drinking, and even sleeping difficult. You can develop sores anywhere on your lips, tongue, or in your mouth…. 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 »

The Importance of Saliva

There are many things about your body that you take for granted and don’t question. Some things are easy to overlook like the importance of saliva. How many people think about their saliva? Why would they? Throughout your daily life there seem many more important things to deal with than your saliva. There is no… Read more »

Hydrogen Peroxide and your Teeth

Hydrogen peroxide is usually a staple in every home. It is probably in your cupboard right now and may have sat there for months without being used. That’s a good thing. It means your children haven’t had any cuts or scrapes which is commonly what hydrogen peroxide is used for. However, today your Sheridan dentists, Dr. Cody… Read more »

Dentists Suggest Herbs and Spices for Dental and Overall Health

 Many people rely on spices to add flavor to meals without additional fat and sodium. There are more benefits to spices than just adding a kick. Herbs and spices, either fresh or dry, have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Certain spices have even been shown to help with the inflammation and recession… Read more »