dental blog

Oct
2

Different Types of Dental X-Rays

During a dental appointment, it’s not uncommon for your dentist to want to take a closer look at what’s going on inside your mouth using an X-ray. They’re useful tools for dental professionals, but for the rest of us, they can sometimes be a little intimidating. Here’s a quick guide on some of the most […]

Sep
26

New Study Sheds Light On Detecting Diabetes at the Dentist

When we think of going to the dentist, we normally don’t think of anything else but our oral health. But what if more dentists started screening for overall health issues in addition to normal cleanings and procedures? Every year, Americans “visit a dental provider but not a primary care provider.” This is dangerous because many […]

Sep
19

Frightening Whitening

A 2015 BBC article unveils the dangers of teeth whitening without a dental professional. Unless you have purchased an over-the-counter whitening system (approved by a reputable dental organization) or one from a licensed dentist, it is not recommended to receive teeth whitening from anyone that is not a dentist. According to the article, multiple beauty […]

Sep
12

4 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is a seemingly simple part of your daily routine. However, even if you’re a conscious brusher, doing any of the following things could be causing your teeth more harm than help. Multitasking While Brushing Are you one of those people who checks their emails or scrolls through social media while brushing? If […]

Aug
20

The Rise of Oral Vaccines

Throughout history (and especially as of late), vaccines have been a hot topic. While vaccination is an efficient way to prevent infectious diseases, the rise of oral vaccines proves this method to be an even more efficient and cost-effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Until now, oral vaccinations have focused on preventing diseases that enter […]

Aug
13

Relief for Tooth Sensitivity

For those who suffer from sensitive teeth, some of the more mundane things (e.g. sipping from a cold beverage or eating a bite of their favorite food) can be an agonizing endeavor. Not only is tooth sensitivity painful, but it can also lead to serious oral health problems. Tooth sensitivity is caused when enamel is […]

Aug
6

How a Virus Can Help Prevent Infections

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine have found a virus, of all things, that may help solve some problems of root canals. Their research suggests that we can turn the tables on post-procedural bacterial infections by utilizing a type of virus called a bacteriophage. Bacteriophage viruses attack bacteria specifically, which offers […]

Jul
30

Who is a Liar?

It turns out that a lot of us are liars. A recent survey found that more than a quarter of us admit to lying to our dentist about our flossing habits. We’ve all been there. We’ve all been in the chair, waiting for the doctor to come in while racking our brains, trying to determine […]

Jul
23

Top 5 Teething Tips for Parents

The eruption of your baby’s first tooth is an exciting milestone that parents often look forward to. However, it can also be a confusing, stressful time if you aren’t sure what to expect from the teething process. Whether you’re a veteran parent looking to improve your next child’s teething experience, or a new or expecting […]

Jul
16

Is It Ever Too Late to Fix Our Teeth?

As the years roll on, we continue to get older as do our bodies. However, just because we have grown out of our youth, it does not mean that our teeth do not matter anymore. In fact, our smiles are just as important now than ever! Let’s get one thing straight, it is never too […]