Have you noticed that your breath seems to be unpleasant on a regular basis? Do your gums bleed easily when you brush your teeth? If so, then you may be one of the 47 percent of Americans who suffer from some form of gum disease. Thankfully, you’re not doomed to just deal with this; there is help available for treating and preventing this disease. Learn some helpful strategies from your local dentist as you read on!
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June 6, 2018
May 15, 2018
You’ve made your mind up that now is the time to do something about the flaws in your smile, but you’re not sure what’s the best route to take. However, there’s one cosmetic procedure that you’ve a lot of buzz about – porcelain veneers. You’d like to know more about it so that you can determine whether it’s the right treatment to deliver the perfect smile that you so desire to have. Your local dentist is weighing in to explain exactly what veneers are and how they can benefit you. Read on to learn more!
April 26, 2018
As a consumer, one of the best things about modern life is that there’s so much information at your fingertips. Whether you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle, trying a new restaurant, or getting dental work, you can easily find the information you need to help you make the best decision!
So if you’d like to learn more about dental implants, keep reading to find out how they work and the difference between the two main types: endosteal and subperiosteal. After reading this blog, you’ll know what those two terms mean and which option is best for you!
March 4, 2018
Few things can wreak havoc on your confidence like bad breath can! Whether it’s a job interview, first date or a party, life is full of situations where you’re talking to people – and hopefully leaving a good impression. But if you feel self-conscious about interacting with others up-close, it will really impact the way you come across to them. That’s no way to go through life!
The good news is that there are solutions. As a general dentist, we’ll talk about some of the common culprits behind bad breath and what you can do about them. We’ll also review some ways you can improve your hygiene habits at home to keep your breath its freshest.
February 4, 2018
It’s one of the many paradoxes in life, that what should be such a simple choice can become so complicated. There may have been a time when a toothbrush was just a toothbrush, but those days are over! Everything from the shape of the toothbrush head to how hard the bristles are can vary a lot from brush to brush, but how do you know which one is best? If you’d like some clarification on this matter, a family dentist talks about what to look for and how to make sure you’re getting the job done right every time you brush!
January 5, 2018
Getting enough of your vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat is important, including Vitamin D. A great way to get this vitamin is by spending at least 15 minutes a day in the sun. However, spending long days at the beach or forgetting to use sunscreen can have deadly consequences if not managed properly.
So, what does this have to do with regular dental visits? Well, skin cancer can appear in any area of our body that has skin. The mouth is no exception. Fortunately, your dentist is already aware of this and has equipped himself with the right tools for the job.
December 5, 2017
When you bite the side of your cheek, you don’t put too much thought into it besides your initial discomfort. Why? You know that your mouth is going to heal pretty quickly.
Have you ever wondered how your body is able to repair itself so fast? Learn more about your amazing oral cavity and it’s healing process here in this week’s blog post!
November 15, 2017
We’ve all been there…you’re at the store with your shopping list and head over to the dental care aisle to pick up a simple tube of toothpaste. 10 minutes later, after staring at what seems like hundreds of options, you finally pick whatever is on sale… but even then you’re not sure you made the right choice. If you’d like to finally know which toothpaste is the best, a good place to start is talking to your dentist at your next check-up. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn about which product will work the best for you – you might even save yourself some time on your next shopping trip.
October 10, 2017
When it comes to oral health, there’s one question dentists get more than any other, “What kind of toothpaste should I use?” Patients are often surprised to hear, “It really depends on you.” As long as you brush two minutes at a time twice a day, floss daily, and visit the dentist for preventive dental exams twice a year, your smile should be healthy. That’s right, most toothpastes available at your local pharmacy or grocery store will provide adequate results to maintain your oral hygiene and prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other health concerns. However, there are certain ingredients you can look for that will offer additional benefits for your smile. Keep reading to learn more about how to find the right toothpaste to keep you smiling.
September 6, 2017
Brushing your teeth is a part of your daily routine to keep your smile looking great while warding off tooth decay and gum disease. While you may believe that you are doing an excellent job, the American Dental Association (ADA) reports that there are major shortcomings when it comes to oral hygiene habits. It may seem like a straight forward task, but simple mistakes can place your teeth at risk for damage. To ensure that your efforts are put to good use, there are simple tips to keep in mind.