Oral Health

Fillings and Tooth Caps

Dental Fillings and Tooth Caps: A Brief Guide Fillings are the most common dental material used to restore the structural integrity and function of your teeth. If you have tooth decay or cavities, your dentist will recommend having them filled to prevent further deterioration of tooth structure. In cases where a large filling or a…

About Dental Impressions

All About Dental Impressions: Why You Need Them Since most of us will need dental impressions at some point in our lives, it is a good idea to familiarize ourselves with the concept. Dentists may use dental impressions for a wide variety of treatments including dentures, crowns and bridges as well as to make custom…

Better Yourself With ArmourBite®

Better Your Sports and Exercise Experience with ArmourBite® The ArmourBite® Mouthpiece was designed to relax the jaw muscles which are typically tight (or clenched) during sports and fitness activities. In fact yoga and Pilates’ experts now say that it realigns the jaw which helps strengthen muscles. This allows you to maximize the potential and benefits…

The Contributions of Doctor Branemark to Dentistry

From braces to X-rays, dental care has come a long way from where it began. Have you ever wondered who paved the way for you to receive the dental care and procedures you do today? The Swedish physician and professor, Doctor Per-Ingvar Branemark (May 3, 1929 – December 20, 2014) is one of the health…

The Power of Ceramic Reconstruction

Our teeth can handle a lot every day, from eating to chatting and the occasional impact. With all they take, it is not surprising that dental crowns have become a common procedure. Dental crowns strengthen and restore the top portion of a tooth that has been damaged, or may be applied as part of replacing…

Choosing the Right Dental Insurance Plan

Minimizing the amount you pay for dental care can make it easier on you and your loved ones to get the treatment you need, when you need it, without the burden of financial stress. Dental insurance plans are an easy way to afford dental care and protect your teeth and savings. However, it is important…

Reasons to Talk to Your Dentist

5 Reasons to Talk to Your Dentist Here is an important dental tip—don’t restrict your visits to checkups and cleanings! There are many reasons to talk to your dentist. We have outlined 5 critical issues that are often ignored. Bad breath: Let’s put this one first because many individuals neglect bad breath. Prolonged bad breath…

Friday the 13th – History of a Superstition

And…Holiday Greetings from Your Family Dentist! Holiday greetings from your family dentist! November is here already and for the third time this year, we have Friday the 13th! Does this date send chills up your spine and make you want to hide under the covers? Many people believe this date to be unlucky and avoid…

Selecting and Using Dental Floss

Dental Tips: Selecting and Using Floss Looking for dental tips to improve your oral health? Here’s a simple but significant one—Be diligent about flossing. While brushing your teeth and maintaining a healthy diet are important, there is no substitute for daily flossing. It gets you to clean all those areas your toothbrush can’t reach and…

What Goes into Becoming a Dentist?

A Quick Guide to the Exciting and Rewarding Field of Dentistry Dentistry is both an artistic and scientific profession that combines creative and precise handiwork with knowledge on oral health. Today’s dentists offer a variety of services that include both preventative and restorative dental healthcare as well as aesthetic improvements. If you have interest and…

Welcome Autumn with a Dental Checkup

Welcome Autumn with a Dental Checkup Have you had a dental checkup up this year? Autumn is a good time to schedule one with your family dentist. It’s also the secret to a beautiful and healthy smile. Do it before the holiday season! Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is not only essential for good oral…

Dental Facts You Should Know

10 Dental Facts You Should Know Here are some important dental facts that will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Sugar is not the only villain that causes cavities; acidic and sour foods are just as bad too! This means soft drinks, fruit juices and sour candy. Chewing sugar-free gum with Xylitol helps clean…

Summer Dental Injuries and You

Summer Dental Injuries: Tips on How to Manage Them Increased outdoor sports and recreational activities in summer cause a rise in dental injuries. Here are some practical dental tips on how to manage them. Play it safe; invest in a mouth guard: If you or your children take part in summer sports, it is a…

Food and Your Teeth

Dental Tips: 5 Foods for Strong Teeth and Gums Read our dental tips on five foods that can improve your oral teeth and gum health significantly. Eating a nutritious diet and maintaining good oral hygiene can help avoid major dental problems and contribute to a beautiful smile. Citrus fruits: Rich in Vitamin C and a…

Choosing the Best Toothpaste for You

Dental Tips: Choosing the Best Toothpaste for You The secret to a clean mouth and healthy smile could lie in your toothpaste. After all, it is responsible for cleaning your teeth and keeping your mouth fresh. So how do you know which one will give you that whiter and brighter smile? Before we provide dental…

Dental Care Tips While You’re On the Go

Here are some important dental tips to keep in mind when you are taking a trip for work or pleasure. Traveling doesn’t mean taking a vacation from your dental hygiene routine. In fact, brushing and flossing twice a day becomes even more important as you are likely to indulge in unhealthy food, drinks or treats….

Aging And Your Teeth

Dental Tips to Protect Aging Teeth and Gums Caring for your teeth and gums is important throughout your life, but even more so as you age. Here are some dental tips to help you maintain good oral health in your senior years. Schedule regular dental checkups: You are never too old to see a dentist….

Tips to Prevent Enamel Erosion

Enamel erosion cannot be reversed but here are some dental tips to reduce its impact on your oral health. First, let’s understand how loss of enamel affects your teeth, what causes it and how to determine if you have a problem. What is dental erosion? Enamel is the hard, outer coating of the tooth which…

Acid Reflux, GERD and Tooth Health

How Acid Reflux and GERD Affect Your Dental Health Many people who are suffering from acid reflux and GERD are not aware of the impact it can have on their dental health. When you have acid reflux (gastro esophageal reflux disease or GERD) the stomach’s gastric acids are refluxed up through the esophagus and into…

Stop Smoking for Tooth Health

To Maintain Good Dental Health, Stop Smoking People who smoke are generally at a higher risk for dental health problems when compared to those who don’t. In fact, one U.S. study suggested that cigarette smoking may play a major role in more than half the cases of severe gum disease in adults. It found that…

Aging And Your Teeth

Dental Tips to Protect Aging Teeth and Gums Caring for your teeth and gums is important throughout your life, but even more so as you age. Here are some dental tips to help you maintain good oral health in your senior years. Schedule regular dental checkups: You are never too old to see a dentist….

Why You Need A Dentist For The Whole Family

A family dentistry typically provides a wide range of services and can help take care of all your oral health needs under one roof. Once you are comfortable and trust a dentist, it is simpler as well as more convenient to have him/her care for your whole family. Going to the same dentist as their…

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry helps reestablish good oral health. If you have missing teeth or suffer any damage to tooth structure (like cavities for instance) your dentist will use appropriate restorative dental procedures to repair and save it. We have outlined five of the most common ones below. Dentistry Facts about 5 Common Restorative Procedures Fillings: Statistics…

Health Concerns and Dental X-rays

Do Dental X-rays Affect Your Health and Safety? X-rays in the dentist’s office have often raised concerns about dental safety. Yet many individuals seem less perturbed when asked to x-ray other parts of their body. The American Dental Association points out two important facts that can help assuage these doubts. Radiation exposure associated with dentistry…

The Old Wives’ Tales About Dentistry

Here are 5 important dental facts that will dispel common misconceptions about oral health and hygiene. 1. Myth: Sugar causes cavities and tooth decay Truth: True, but acid has a bigger role to play While there is no doubt that excess sugar consumption plays a role in cavity formation, acid is the main culprit. It…

Exploring Your Options in Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used both for cosmetic and restorative purposes. The tooth-shaped caps are fitted over existing teeth to improve shape, size and color, as well as enhance strength, restore a broken tooth or hold a dental bridge in place. Dental crowns are available in many different materials. Knowing the pros and cons of each…

The Value of Regular Tooth Cleanings

Dental hygiene is more important than most of us realize. Teeth and gum health impacts overall wellness and has been linked to an increased risk of common ailments and/or worsening of existing conditions. Diligent brushing and flossing is not always enough to keep oral health problems at bay. Regular appointments at the dentist’s office will…

Effect of Dentures on Your Health

The Effect of Dentures on Your Health: Tips to Keep Them Clean If you wear dentures, then you know how important it is to keep them clean. Germs and bacteria could get into the pliable plastic and result in infections and gum disease. Taking good care of your dentures will help them last longer. Tips…

Snacks and Healthy Teeth

Pediatric Dentistry: 10 Tips on Snacks for Healthy Teeth Pediatric dentistry professionals caution parents about some of the common food and drink items their children may be consuming on a daily basis. It might surprise you to learn that many of the so-called healthy snacks you give your kids, e.g. sports drinks, power bars and…

Paying for Dental Care

Dental Care Financing: Get a Proper Plan for Your Family A dental insurance plan can help with financing key treatments you and your family might require throughout the year. Millions of Americans neglect their dental health because they cannot afford the services of a dentist. A large portion of these people are young children and…