We understand that a trip to the dentist may not be at the front of everyone’s mind. With a busy schedule and a list of other reasons, oral care can be anything but a priority. However, here are a few reasons to pick up the phone and give your...
Dentophobia. Many of us may be completely unfamiliar with this lengthy word, but you'd be shocked to learn how many people of all ages experience it.To put it simply: dentophobia is the fear of the dentist. It could be triggered by something as simple as entering the dentist office...
It is no secret that tobacco products are running rampant in today's society as nearly every corner bombards us with the latest nicotine-filled substance. We repeatedly hear of the devastating effects of cigarettes and cigars on our lungs, but it's time we take a closer look at the horrifying...
Flouride. We have heard every opinion imaginable; one day it is necessary to a healthy mouth and the next it is a dangerous substance that must be eliminated. We take great caution when it comes to our health and even more-so when it comes to the health of our children. Is fluoride...
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...
The evolution of dental technology over recent years has been notable and life changing. Whereas previous decades have suffered the need of dentures and noticeable gaps in teeth, new technology has revolutionized tooth replacement by creating dental implants for patients in search of the perfect smile. The popularity of implants has grown...
Makers of sugar-free gum often tout the fact that their gum is approved by the American Dental Association, but does this mean that dentists think it’s a good idea to chew sugar-free gum, or just believe that it is the lesser evil of two options? The truth may surprise...
Bad breath is something everybody deals with from time to time. Some people have it all the time- and are completely unaware! Brushing consistently and using mouthwash seems to be a quick fix, but does it really eliminate bad breath, or does it just cover it up? Halitosis, the proper...
When you haven’t been to see a dentist for awhile, there’s a good chance it’s because you are one of the many people who doesn’t like going to the dentist. The good news is that as time passes, dentistry becomes more advanced, and the advancement often means going to...
Gums that are swollen, excessively red or bleeding are a sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the less severe form of gum disease, but if left untreated it can advance to the more severe form, periodontitis. Periodontal or gum disease is common, being caused by poor dental hygiene in some people....