When Should Kids Start A Healthy Oral Hygiene Regimen?
As a parent, you're anxious to make sure that everything happens at the right time. The first few years of...
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Many people don’t think about their dental health to a significant degree, it’s true that brushing every morning is a great habit that a lot of folks practice, but what about the other factors such as flossing and routine check ups? While these things might seem unnecessary or even a waste of time/money, they areread more
With all of the advancements made in the dental sciences and practices of today, having a vibrant, healthy smile has never been easier. However, going to a cosmetic dentist and paying to have a great smile isn’t where it starts. The first step is back-to-the-basics; toothpaste. Toothpaste should be just like the food we eatread more
Keeping an eye on what you put into your body is important for maintaining the health of your teeth. The food and drink we consume can directly affect our teeth, by either helping to keep them strong or cause problems. Here are some tips on taking care of your oral health. Vitamins and minerals areread 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
The Prevalence of Dry Mouth If your dentist refers to xerostomia, you may not know what he or she is referring to, but it’s all too likely you’re familiar with dry mouth. Many people have the condition at one point or another in their lives although estimates vary widely as to exactly how many. That’sread more
Bruxism Is Common Bruxism is teeth grinding that leads to dental problems. It’s been estimated that 30 to 40 million Americans suffer from the condition. But you couldn’t possibly be one of them, right? If you were clenching your teeth, you’d know it, wouldn’t you? Don’t be so sure. One form of bruxism that dentistsread more
Athletes Derive Many Benefits The very best athletes among us can achieve fame and fortune. But you don’t have to be good enough at a sport to go pro, go to the Olympics or get an athletic scholarship to see you through college to have a better life thanks to your participation in athletics. Playingread more
Facts About Fluoride Here at Comfort Care Family Dental, we’ve found that many of our patients know that fluoride is good for their teeth. But they may not know more than that. Unless they’re dentists or chemists, they don’t really have to know. The fluoride doesn’t care. It will strength their teeth either way. Still,read more