Common Causes of Tooth Wear

Tooth wear is the degradation of dental surfaces that leads to weakened teeth. When a tooth is worn down, patients have higher risks of developing chipped and cracked teeth along with tooth decay. Tooth wear requires professional treatment from a dentist including restorations like fillings and crowns. Sometimes, root canal therapy might be necessary to…

What Do Your Teeth Say About Your Health?

      Did you know that your dentist can reveal general health concerns when examining your teeth and gums? It’s true; the state of your oral health can correlate to a number of health problems including stress, malnourishment, and increased risks for conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Vitamin Deficiencies The state of your…

Vaping vs. Smoking: Effects on Oral Health

When electronic cigarettes began to infiltrate the market, smokers hailed them as a fabulous tool to help them give up tobacco. If this were the primary reason for their use, that might be acceptable. Unfortunately, for many tobacco users this merely became a substitute believing that this was a much safer way to “smoke” without…

Brushing Up on Dental Hygiene Basics

Are you cleaning your mouth correctly? Your oral hygiene routine is an important aspect of preventing oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re not brushing your teeth correctly and flossing, you’re increasing your risks for developing diseases that can literally destroy your teeth, gums, and facial bones. If you have questions…

Healthy Ways to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Giving in to your sweet tooth could increase your risks for tooth decay, especially if you eat sweet items loaded in sugar and acid frequently. Too many candy bars or bowls of ice cream could lead to the need for restorative treatments like fillings and crowns from our dentist. Fortunately, there are healthier ways to…

Why Flossing is So Important

If we were to only brush our teeth and not floss, we can only clean about 70% of the surface area of our mouths. Moreover, flossing is an essential part of preventing periodontal (gum) disease because it disrupts colonies of bacteria forming at the gum line and removes debris and plaque from areas a toothbrush…

Travel Tips for Your Teeth

  Just because you’re going on vacation or traveling for business reasons, it doesn’t mean that you get a break from your oral hygiene routine. It’s important to plan for keeping your teeth healthy as much as it is to develop your sightseeing agenda or hash out your conference presentation. Here are some tips for…