Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

Studies from the Centers for Disease Control reveal the extent of gum disease’s threat. Half of adults in the United States suffer from some stage of the disease. Without treatment, the risk of adult tooth loss grows. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent gum disease from developing.

Quiz: The Importance Of Dental Visits

Part of staying on top of your oral health is enjoying the care and attention your dentist can provide. Your dentist is trained to detect and treat a variety of problems, and is capable of spotting a small cavity you are overlooking. Each visit also includes an important cleaning session with your hygienist. That being… Read more »

Thinking About Your Oral Health Over The Holidays

You may want to spend your holidays forgetting your responsibilities, but unfortunately, you still need to be mindful of your oral health. As we gather to meet with friends and family, and enjoy generous helpings of holiday meals, we can expose our teeth to potentially harmful items. If you are dismissive of your need to… Read more »

Effective Oral Care Practices

The benefit of an action like brushing your teeth can be diluted if you do not do it effectively. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and you should make sure to avoid missing areas of your teeth. As time goes on, these areas can suffer prolonged damage from plaque left… Read more »

How Different Beverages Can Affect Your Oral Health

Do you put much thought into how your drink will affect your teeth? While beverages do not require the biting and chewing of solid food, they can still impact your oral health in different ways. If you tend to drink items with more sugar, it could lead to a cavity, and leave you seeing your dentist… Read more »

Avoid Habits That Can Hurt Your Oral Health

Your daily behaviors can work for, or against, your general oral health. From your diet choices to your oral cleaning habits, your actions can influence how likely you are to suffer problems like tooth decay. If you are diligent about brushing and flossing, and enjoy a sensible diet, you can keep your teeth in good… Read more »

3 Behaviors That Can Negatively Affect Your Oral Health

Good oral health habits mean fewer dental problems. If you want to avoid the kind of serious tooth problem that can require a dental crown, you should pay attention to how you care for your teeth. You should be mindful of how your teeth are affected by your everyday behaviors. Regular dental checkups and at-home… Read more »

Your Diet Plays A Part In Maintaining Your Oral Health

The choices you make regarding your diet can have obvious effects on your overall health, but certain foods and drinks can also have particular effects on your oral health. Items that are acidic, contain high amounts of sugar, or tend to be stickier can cause problems for your teeth. Darker beverages can stain your teeth,… 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 »

Addressing Jaw Discomfort TMJ Treatment

Do you suffer from jaw discomfort and other problems commonly associated with TMJ disorder (TMD)? If you’re not quite sure, here’s a rundown: Your TMJs are your temporomandibular joints – or your jaw joints. You have one located on each side of your head. It provides your lower jaw the connection to the rest of… Read more »