dental blog

Apr
2

Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids’ Teeth

With more and more Americans using less and less tap water, a lack of fluoride could be a real concern. How many water bottles do you and your family buy in a year? How much is too much? Ensuring that children get fluoride from a young age is very important. Most brands of bottled water […]

Mar
26

Good Habits Start Young

Instilling proper dental habits in your children early on can help make it easier for them to care for their teeth lifelong. After all, good practices can’t start too soon! For example, you can use gauze to wipe your baby’s gums and clean any plaque from newly sprouting teeth. In addition, use a soft toothbrush […]

Mar
19

The Improvement of Dental Options for Diabetics

Diabetes is a serious medical condition that affects all aspects of health—and oral health is no exception. For example, dental implants have helped many patients who seek an alternative to uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures, but diabetics may not always receive the full benefits of the switch. This is largely due to the fact that diabetics have […]

Mar
13

The Unexpected Teeth and Sinus Connection

When you feel pain in your tooth, you usually expect something to be wrong with it. However, tooth pain can quite often be a result of pressure from the sinuses. If you are having a bad cold or a sinus infection, or even if you just have narrow nasal passages in general, it may be […]

Mar
6

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

There has long been debate about whether electric or manual toothbrushes reign supreme when it comes to oral hygiene. Those in favor of manual brushing allege that being able to fully control the brush better allows the user to reach difficult spots. Those on Team Electric Toothbrush swear that the subtle vibrations and pressure indicators […]

Feb
27

The Reason Why Cheese is Good for Your Teeth

Did you know that eating cheese could help you fight cavities? While it may come as a surprise, a 2014 study in the Academy of General Dentistry clinical journal points to the notion that cheese is good for your teeth. That’s right, that slice of sharp cheddar is looking better and better! The reason? It […]

Feb
20

Afraid of the Dentist? Read this.

Thousands of Americans suffer from poor oral health due to a serious fear of the dentist. Although it is not uncommon to be afraid of the dentist, it can be a serious issue that keeps people out of the dentist’s chair for months, and sometimes even years. Skipping dental visits is not okay and can […]

Feb
18

The Wisdom Behind Wisdom Teeth

Getting your wisdom teeth out usually means a few different things. While it’s a great opportunity to miss school or work, it can also result in pain. It can be especially painful for those of us who had to wait until winter break or summer vacation to get them out. In that case, it can […]

Feb
11

What Does Your Dentist’s Title Mean?

You have likely noticed the string of letters after you dentist’s name, but do you know what they mean? Well, we are here to clarify what that list of letters actually means. First of all, that string of consonants indicates that your dentist graduated from an accredited dental school. This means that your dentist is […]

Feb
4

Don’t Underestimate Smokeless Tobacco

It’s common knowledge that smoking affects your oral health, but let’s not forget about smoking’s destructive counterpart: smokeless chewing tobacco (also known as “snuff”). For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, snuff is a fine grain tobacco that a user places in their mouth between their lips and gums. As saliva generates, the […]