dental blog

Sep
7

What Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Need to Know About the Dentist

A good healthcare provider always makes sure they have a full background on their patients, and it’s no different for dentists. As a patient, make sure that you are forthcoming with your dentist about any health issues you may have as well as giving them an extensive background on your health. Your dentist can only […]

Aug
31

New Ways to Floss Without Floss: Now There’s No Excuse To Opt Out!

When it comes to flossing, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to add organically to your routine. Sure, we are all told from childhood that flossing daily is crucial to oral health and preventing cavities/gum disease, and this is one hundred percent true. But in reality, how many of us truly floss at least once […]

Aug
24

A Breakdown of Dental Insurance

Why doesn’t my dental insurance pay for this? This is a frequently asked question when it comes to dental coverage. It is common for patients to be unsure of what their coverage actually covers and why they have certain limitations. Dental insurance can be very confusing, so, here are a few basics to help you […]

Aug
17

Your Diet Could be Damaging Your Teeth

Everybody knows that eating sugar can cause cavities. However, there are other (and less obvious) ways your diet can negatively impact the health of your teeth. Unhealthy diet and immune system – If you don’t eat nutritious meals, your immune system starts to get weaker. Once your immune system gets weaker, it becomes less capable […]

Aug
10

What You’re Doing Wrong with Your Child’s Oral Health

It’s no secret that kids don’t always have what’s best for their teeth on the forefront of their minds – which can lead to a toothache for them and a headache for parents. Between eating too much sugar, not brushing and flossing enough, and skipping brushings, kids run a high risk of cavities and oral […]

Aug
4

Saliva: The True Mouth Guard

Saliva is a surprisingly big deal, especially when it comes to oral health. Saliva serves as a neutralizing agent in your mouth, it quiets enamel-eroding acids produced by bacteria in your mouth. It is your best line of defense against acids, sugars, and bacteria that aim to wear away your enamel. What you might not […]

Jul
26

Marijuana Use and Gum Disease

As legalization of marijuana is becoming the next big policy push in many states, more and more research is being done about potential health benefits and detriments of the drug. We all know that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health, but what about marijuana? Marijuana has been shown to have few adverse health effects […]

Jul
22

Budget Friendly Options for Treating Sensitive Teeth

Having sensitive teeth can be a real bummer. It can prevent you from eating the foods you love and cause you pain. While it may sound pricey to treat sensitive teeth, there are a few simple things you can do to help relieve any pain and discomfort you may be having. Change Your Toothpaste Some […]

Jul
16

Veganism and Dental Health

Going vegan has become an increasingly popular lifestyle choice in the past decade. While people have a variety of different reasons for choosing a plant-based diet, many vegans tend to have one thing in common: weaker teeth than carnivores. Whether you’re a lifelong vegan or newly considering making the switch, read on to learn what […]

Jul
9

Fighting Dental Cavities With Oil Pulling

While there are many fads out there that claim to be beneficial for your general or dental health, oil-pulling actually is. It can reduce the number of cavity causing bacteria as well as reduce the tooth-eroding acidity in the mouth. Studies have also shown that oil pulling can reduce the plaque index of your mouth. […]