The holiday season is in full swing. You can’t keep up with all the invites. You’re excited about spending time with your friends and family, but you can do without the gazillion smile requests. You don’t like being photographed because you’re uncomfortable about your missing teeth. Everyone asking you to smile makes you feel self-conscious. Don’t worry, many people have missing teeth due to trauma, gum disease, or tooth decay. But when you have missing teeth, you should replace them because … [Read more...] about Get Your Smile Back With Dental Implants
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects over 22 million Americans - and many cases go undiagnosed. Sleep apnea doesn’t just ruin your sleep by waking you up many times during the night, causing sleepiness during the day; it also hurts your health by leading to high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems that range from chronic heart failure to stroke. Needless to say, you need to do everything you can to treat your sleep apnea so it does not disrupt your life. Sleep clinics … [Read more...] about Can a Dentist Help with Sleep Apnea?
We inherit a lot from our parents. We often look the same and, in many cases, act the same because of genes passed down from generation to generation. These genes can make it more likely that we’ll be a certain way - even down to how healthy we’ll be. Are dental problems and unhealthy teeth some of the things that can be inherited? Put another way, if you have dental problems, is it more likely that your children will have problems with their teeth? Exploring the Genetic Nature of Oral … [Read more...] about Are Unhealthy Teeth and Dental Problems Hereditary?
Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Dentistry has advanced to the point where there are a lot of options for those pursuing a smile that will make them proud. One of these options is to wear porcelain veneers. Veneers fit over your teeth and create a nice-looking appearance, giving you the neat, orderly, gleaming smile you want Should you choose porcelain veneers to create that aesthetic look you desire? There are several reasons why you should consider going down this path for a beautiful … [Read more...] about 4 Benefits of Getting Porcelain Veneers
Your gums are very important for the overall health of your mouth and teeth. You want to keep them as healthy as possible, but sometimes, we let our gum health go neglected. Gum disease tends to happen when we’re not taking very good care of our gums - and yet, it’s something that a lot of people tend to ignore until it turns into a bigger problem. Gum disease - or periodontitis - can be serious and lead not just to dental hygiene issues, but other issues in your body. For those reasons, … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Let Gum Disease Go Untreated
Your enamel protects your teeth and keeps them looking great, but eating or drinking the wrong substances can hurt the enamel and cause nasty cavities and other problems. We talked previously about the worst substances for your teeth, things like sugary drinks, starchy foods, and anything with sugar in it. Now, we’ll talk about the opposite: the best substances for your teeth, things you can eat or drink that won’t hurt your teeth or may even make them healthier and stronger. Milk and … [Read more...] about These Are the Best Things to Eat or Drink for Your Teeth
The enamel on your teeth protects the insides of your teeth - particularly the nerve - and helps keep your teeth healthy and attractive. It is pretty hard stuff, but what you eat and drink can and will dissolve it, forming nasty cavities and even worse problems down the road. What can do the most damage to your teeth? And how can you mitigate this damage? Here, we’ll cover the substances that are the absolute worst for your teeth and should be consumed with moderation so that you can … [Read more...] about These Are the Worst Substances for Your Teeth
Being a parent is one of the most important jobs in the world. If there was an instruction manual, a large section of it would be named “Getting Your Kids to Do Things They Don’t Want to Do”. Since this magical book doesn’t exist, you might be struggling to teach your child good oral hygiene. Here are few parenting hack to help you out. Create Dental Schedule Like any other situation, planning is key. If teaching your child good oral hygiene is important, then you should plan for it. Creating … [Read more...] about Parenting Hacks for Raising Kids with Good Oral Hygiene