Many in the dental care industry focus on what good oral care means for your smile. While oral health is important cosmetically, it may encourage more people to practice good brushing and flossing habits and have regular dental checkups once they realize that oral health is linked to overall...

Dealing With Dry Mouth

When foods and beverages high in glucose and other sugars are consumed, bacteria quickly get to work metabolizing these sugars into harmful acids that attack enamel. Some foods and drinks are naturally acidic, adding to the problem. Snacking on sweet or acidic foods throughout the day is especially harmful because these damaging...
It's time to take advantage of some of that dental insurance provided to you by your work. You finally get that much-needed root canal and feel excited to be free of the throbbing pain and discomfort of an infected tooth. You can bite again- worry free! But then, an...
We all know that cleaning our teeth is good for our oral health. Brushing and flossing have not only been proven to fight cavities, but gum disease as well. More research is showing a link between oral health and total wellness, prompting people to take their oral health more seriously as heart...
Over the years, many foods have been recognized as being good for our teeth. When it comes to all the many foods we have the choice to eat, what are some surprising options that pack some major health benefits for teeth? The following foods may just help you keep...
When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there are few things you can do that are more impactful than daily brushing. Plaque takes just a few hours to form on your teeth, and can cause enamel damage that leads to cavities and tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, by regularly removing...
People need to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Whether your tooth decay has gotten to the point that an extraction is necessary, your wisdom teeth are impacted, or you have crowded teeth, sometimes extraction is the best option. Although a tooth extraction is generally a successful procedure, doing...
Gum disease affects a staggering number of people—an estimated half of adult Americans have some form of the disease. Ranging from mild to severe, gum disease can wreak havoc on your smile and is a major cause of tooth loss in older adults. Fortunately, many of the risk factors of gum disease...
Although the link between cigarettes and diseases such as cancer was long suspected, it wasn’t until the mid 1960s that warnings were finally issued and the public became aware of the dangerous effects of cigarette smoke. Cigarette smokers are more prone to many different illnesses. In addition to increasing your risk for asthma,...
Tooth bonding involves the use of a tooth-colored material called composite resin. This material has many applications in dentistry. It’s pliable to form practically any shape, and can be customized to match the color of your teeth. Once bonded to your teeth, it’ll need to be maintained, but is considered a permanent...

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