dental blog

Jun
20

The Best Way To Clean Dentures

Having dentures can present a distinct set of challenges. From getting used to the fit in your mouth to the way it feels when you chew, there’s a learning curve when it comes to acclimating to life with dentures. Luckily, caring for your dentures themselves isn’t too difficult once you know what to do! Here […]

Jun
13

Sensitivity Solutions

Are you experiencing an unusual amount of tooth pain? You could be experiencing heightened sensitivity. Whether it’s a chilly bite of ice cream hitting your enamel, or a piece of chewy or hard candy affecting some previous bacterial buildup, you’re probably most likely to notice tooth sensitivity when you eat and drink. Ouch! So, what […]

Jun
6

Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Oral Health?

Here’s something to chew on: gum has some surprising health benefits. Bacteria be gone: In a 2015 study, researchers at Holland’s University of Groningen observed that after chewing sugar-free gum for 10 minutes, up to 100 million bacteria were removed from participants’ mouths. That’s 1/10 of the bacteria that lives in our mouths! But before […]

May
31

Stress & Teeth

We all know that stress can take a toll on our overall health. Chronically stressed people are more likely to develop anxiety disorders and sleeping disorders, as well as more serious health concerns such as heightened blood pressure, risk of stroke, heart attack and heart disease. But what impact does stress have on your teeth? […]

May
16

Gum Inflammation & Risk of Alzheimer’s

New research conducted by New York University seems to link gum inflammation to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in healthy individuals, and in those genetically predisposed to the risk. These findings are based off of data gathered over a period of twenty years from 152 subjects who began observation at the age of 50, and […]

May
9

4 Tips To Keep Your Enamel Strong

Enamel is one of the strongest substances in your body. It serves as a protective barrier around teeth and is subject to decay when teeth are not well maintained. While many foods can harm enamel, here are a few things that you can do to keep enamel strong and free of decay. 1. Avoid Sugary […]

May
2

3 Ways Medications Can Damage Your Oral Health

While taking certain medications can help treat disease and lead to better overall health, some medications can harm your teeth and gums. The side effects of some medications can lead to the following oral health issues: 1. Abnormal bleeding Some medications such as heparin or warfarin are used to thin blood. Taking these drugs means […]

Apr
18

4 Things to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

Websites such as Amazon and Expedia.com have trained us to be price analysts in our search for the perfect product. We expect to be able to use filters to instantly find the most bang for our buck – a process that works for purchasing shoes, air travel, electronics, even food items. Yet when it comes […]

Apr
11

Iodine-Based Mouthwash: the Unexpected Benefits

A new iodine mouthwash, designed by the Biomedical Development Corporation (BDC), seems to have a very impressive an unexpected side-benefit: lowering your cholesterol! A Mouthwash that does What? Recently, the BDC presented the data gathered from their clinical testing of their new mouthwash to the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Research clearly showed that their […]

Apr
4

Ask Your Dentist: What Exactly is Enamel?

Ask your Dentist: What is Enamel? If you’ve ever been to the dentist, then you’ve heard them talk about enamel. Dentists spend a lot of time talking to their patients about enamel, plaque, and tooth decay. We here at Paxton Dental Care believe that to really understand how to keep your teeth healthy, you have […]