dental blog

Aug
15

Fluoride Facts

Many people have confusion or misinformation about fluoride and what exactly it does for dental health. Between fluoridated water, fluoride toothpaste, and in-office treatments, there’s a lot to unpack! Luckily, we’re here to help you understand everything about this useful addition to your oral care routine. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring cavity […]

Aug
1

What Medications Can Do to Your Oral Health

Taking certain medications can help treat disease and lead to better overall health. However, it’s important to be aware of side effects, as some medications can harm your teeth and gums. If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may need to take extra precautions to maintain a healthy mouth! 1. Abnormal bleeding Some medications […]

Jul
25

Longterm Breastfeeding and Cavities

Many pediatric health experts have confirmed that if a mother can manage it, “breast is best” when it comes to feeding her babies. While the American Pediatric Association recommends breastfeeding for up to a year, a recent study confirms that breastfeeding much longer than that can lead to dental problems for young children. In research […]

Jul
19

Why You May Have Developed a Gap

Have you noticed a little extra space between your teeth recently? If you’ve had perfectly spaced pearly whites for your whole life and have suddenly developed a gap, you’re not alone. Here are a few reasons why a gap could be appearing in your mouth. In some cases, the way that you swallow can be […]

Jul
11

What to Do If Your Child Damages a Tooth

It’s summertime, and that means children are spending their days outside. Good news for parents trying to reduce screen time, but bad news for teeth? With the longer days and warmer weather, the odds of kids taking a nasty spill are greatly increased. So, what should you do if your child’s teeth take a hit? […]

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? […]