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Jun
11

Missing Teeth & Cardiovascular Health

If you’ve been visiting the dentist since you were a child, then you’re well aware that oral health is pretty important; but recent studies have been linking good hygiene to more than just nice teeth. A study done by the University of Helsinki found an association between tooth loss and cardiovascular events, diabetes, and even […]

Jun
4

Do You Know What a Prosthodontist Does? And How They Could Change Your Life?

When meeting someone, the most prominent feature is your smile. According to a recent survey cited by USA Today, 47% of people notice the smile on first impression, while only 31% notice the eyes. For centuries, artists and architects have recognized the importance of symmetry and proportion in concepts of beauty, and have implemented them […]

May
28

Treating Broken or Knocked Out Teeth

Dental trauma can be painful and difficult to handle. If a tooth breaks or is knocked out, you should seek professional dental help immediately. However, it is important that you don’t panic! Until you arrive at the dental office, you should follow the instructions below to protect the tooth and ensure it stays healthy so […]

May
21

Four Side Effects to Not Brushing Your Teeth

Dentists around the world encourage brushing your teeth at least twice a day, every day. But why? Aside from the cosmetic perks of brushing your teeth, there are many additional health benefits to keep your pearly whites… well… pearly white! Halitosis Most obviously, brushing your teeth daily wards off halitosis (popularly known as bad breath)! […]

May
14

Redheads More Resistant to Novocaine

Although the connection seems unlikely, there is new evidence that suggests that if you have red hair, you are more resistant to local anesthetics like Novocaine. This fact leads to redheads being about 20% more likely to have anxiety about dental procedure, and are much more likely to skip a trip to their dentist! All […]

May
7

Can Kissing Be Good for Oral Health?

Kissing has its hazards and its helps, yet romantic implications aside, how is our oral health affected? First, the bad news: Kissing, like any physical interaction, can spread viruses or germs if one party is infected. If you have blisters such as cold sores, open cuts, bleeding gums, or any other open wounds in or […]

Apr
23

Factors that Impact Denture Cost

If you or a loved one needs dentures, you’re almost certainly thinking about the financial aspect. And why shouldn’t you be? Dentures are an investment that will positively impact the life of the wearer for years to come. While we obviously can’t tell you exactly how much your new dentures are going to cost without […]

Apr
16

Are Cavities Contagious?

While this may come as a surprise, cavities are contagious. That’s right, just like catching a cold in the wintertime, you can also catch a cavity. Although sugar is usually to blame for cavities and tooth decay, studies have shown that cavities can be transmitted. This is because bacteria are the culprit in wearing away […]

Apr
9

The Jury is Still Out on e-Cigarettes

Some cigarette users switch to the electronic version in hopes of reducing their addiction and adverse health effects. However, recent research warns that e-Cigarettes may be even worse for you than traditional cigarettes and that they don’t help you quit smoking. Users may be deceived on multiple accounts, with no known benefit in return. If […]