Is It Time to Replace Your Toothbrush?
Do you remember the last time you replaced your toothbrush? Although we don’t hesitate to throw out expired foods or...
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Do you remember the last time you replaced your toothbrush? Although we don’t hesitate to throw out expired foods or restock vitamins, it’s our oral care that often falls short. However, there are important tips for maintaining optimal oral health. This includes changing out your toothbrush. When to Change Your Toothbrush The American Dental Associationread more
With more people taking interest in looking better and making their smiles more pleasing, cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity. Numerous procedures can make your smile more appealing, but porcelain veneers are one of the most popular. An unattractive smile can lower your confidence and self-esteem, but veneers can help you gain these important feelingsread more
You know the importance of good oral hygiene. That’s why you diligently brush your teeth two to three times per day. Yet, you may not realize that your toothbrush can actually be full of millions of bacteria. Researchers have found that toothbrushes are often covered with E. coli, staphylococci, and even fecal germs. Yuck! Thereread more
Why Go for Preventative Dentistry? If you break a tooth, a tooth, your jaw starts hurting, or you experience alarming swelling, you’re very likely to hurry to the dentist. For many people, though, preventative and diagnostic dental services are a harder sell. It costs both money and a little time to keep dental appointments, andread more
Where to Look for Emergency Dentistry It’s night, the weekend, or a holiday. Suddenly you fall and break a tooth, or for some mysterious reason, a tooth simply starts hurting fiercely. Your immediate impulse might be to seek the urgent dental care you need in the local hospital emergency room. That, after all, is whereread more
Bridges vs. Dental Implants: Which Is Right For You? Modern dentistry has advanced to the point where, if you have missing teeth, you have more than one treatment alternative available to you. Two of the most common are bridges and dental implants. If you’re tired of dealing with the diminished self-confidence, embarrassment or lack ofread more
What Is Teeth Grinding? Chronic teeth grinding or clenching is a medical condition called bruxism. There are a variety of causes including stress, anxiety, sleep apnea, an abnormal bite, crooked teeth, or missing teeth. Whatever the cause, teeth grinding can cause teeth to fracture, become loose, or fall out. Or, teeth can wear down toread more
The Case For and Against Flossing You may have noticed that some health-related questions aren’t as settled as we might have hoped. Red wine is a case in point. You might remember hearing that one glass every day would do you a world of good. More recently, however, some experts have asserted that drinking anyread more
Bad Habits and Your Oral Health You’ve probably heard that if you want healthy teeth and healthy smiles, you should brush regularly and see your dentist twice a year (or more often and recommended.) All of that is certainly the case. It’s also true, however, or not true depending on what we’re talking about, thatread more
Quit Smoking: It’s Terrible for Your Health If there’s one thing medical science has researched exhaustively and is certain about, it’s that smoking poses considerable risks to your health. The American Cancer Society considers it the single greatest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. Many of us associate smoking first andread more