Tooth loss can take a devastating toll on more than just your appearance. Losing several teeth makes it difficult to bite and chew, which limits what you can eat and makes maintaining a balanced diet more difficult. It also leaves you vulnerable to jawbone resorption, a problem that affects your health as well as your… Continue reading Quality Of Life Improvements Dentures Can Offer
Brushing and flossing your teeth is vital in keeping your gums and teeth healthy. But what if you’re doing it wrong? There are techniques for brushing and flossing to prevent problems like gum disease, cavities and decay. Keep reading to find out if you are brushing and flossing incorrectly. You’re Brushing and Flossing in the… Continue reading Are You Brushing & Flossing the Wrong Way?
A thorough professional cleaning of your teeth is one of the most important components of your biannual dental checkups. In a perfect world, we would all see our dentists every six months as recommended by the ADA. Alas, our world is far from perfect! If it’s been more than six months since your last dental… Continue reading 3 Signs You’re Due for a Cleaning
Dental plaque is a sticky bacteria-filled film that continually covers your teeth. It’s necessary to remove this film while it’s still soft through brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups. If you don’t prevent plaque buildup, the plaque begins to harden and is much more difficult to displace. Failing to prevent plaque buildup results in a… Continue reading 6 Ways to Prevent Plaque Build-Up
Reasons for bad breath can range from the savory garlic butter pasta you had for dinner to an actual medical condition. Here’s a look at some common causes of halitosis. Tobacco. Smoking or oral tobacco can leave odors in your mouth. They can also contribute to diseases in your mouth or gums that create bad… Continue reading Common Causes of Bad Breath
Tartar is a common health issue that affects your teeth. It’s also known as “calculus.” Tartar forms on your teeth and can also penetrate the gum line. You may be able to feel tartar on your teeth with your tongue and it can lead to more serious issues like bad breath or gum disease. What… Continue reading What Is Tartar and How Can You Remove It?
Everyone has dental plaque, but it only causes problems like tooth decay and gum disease for some people. If you want to keep plaque at bay, it’s important to prioritize your oral hygiene at home and see your dentist for preventive care at least twice each year. Fortunately, dental plaque doesn’t have to be detrimental… Continue reading What is dental plaque and how can I get rid of it?
Sleep disordered breathing is a condition in which a child’s breathing is disrupted due to a restricted airway. This condition can manifest in a variety of behavioral and physical symptoms, and seeking effective treatment can help to improve your child’s overall wellness. Our dentist is be able to treat sleep disordered breathing with the HealthyStart®… Continue reading What is sleep disordered breathing?
When common oral health conditions advance, they can pose serious threats to your oral health. Fortunately, most common oral health concerns and the problems they contribute to can be prevented with regular visits to your dentist, healthy lifestyles, and good oral hygiene. Following is helpful information on common oral health issues and what you can… Continue reading 3 Common Oral Health Problems and How to Prevent Them
Did you know there’s a correlation between oral health and the overall health of your body? Many oral health concerns coincide with chronic health conditions like stroke, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease. You might be surprised what regular checkups with our dentist can reveal. The state of our teeth can tell us a lot about… Continue reading If Your Teeth Could Talk: Clues to Underlying Health Issues