Archive for 2014

What Foods Stain Your Teeth the Most

Are you wearing your diet on your teeth? Every day, we eat and drink foods and beverages that not only eat away at the enamel on our teeth, but they leave teeth yellow, stained, and tarnished. From your morning cup of coffee, to your glass of happy hour wine, to your weekend bowl of spaghetti […]

What Happens When You Don’t Take Care of Your Braces

Braces are a big commitment and they require a lot of attention and work. The wire, rubber bands, springs and more are magnets for food and plaque. Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash will not only prevent staining, but they will help ward off other maladies. Gingivitis Gingivitis, a sign of poor oral hygiene, […]

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity and How to Treat it

Do you dread brushing and flossing because it causes your teeth and gums to ache? Are ice cream and cold treats hard to eat? You may have tooth sensitivity. According to Consumer Reports, tooth sensitivity affects 35 percent of adults. There are many culprits to tooth sensitivity—from bad oral habits to diet. Here are a few […]

Tips for Helping Your Child Deal with Fear of a Dentist

For most of us, going to the dentist isn’t exactly a fun experience. For a child, though, it can be downright terrifying. Spending an hour or so in the dentist’s chair with a stranger poking around your mouth, not to mention the discomfort of going under the drill, can make nearly any child want to […]

American Dental Association’s Guidance on the Ebola Virus

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently published a resource for dental professionals that provides guidance and precautionary measures in relation to the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus. “The ADA is monitoring the recent outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. We monitor the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the […]

The Health Benefits of Cosmetic, Corrective Facial Surgery

There are a myriad of reasons why you may elect corrective facial surgery. You might want to correct a problem caused by a birth deformity or accident, change a feature you’ve never liked, or simply improve your overall appearance. The decision to seek cosmetic facial surgery is a personal one, and chances are it won’t solve […]

Top Side Effects of Poor Dental Hygiene

Poor dental hygiene can have side effects that extend far beyond your appearance. Although neglecting dental hygiene can result in a less-than-impressive smile due to discolored teeth, not taking care of your teeth and gums may result in serious health problems as well. Risk of Heart Disease Scientists aren’t exactly sure why it happens, but […]

Understanding the Cause and Prevention of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding (or Bruxism) is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. If you experience teeth grinding, you may unconsciously clench or grind your teeth together during the daytime or clench or grind them at night while you sleep. Many people are not even aware that they grind their teeth, but common […]

Which Medications Can Have a Negative Impact on your Teeth?

Although medications can be a pathway to improving your overall health, too much of some types of medication can actually have a negative effect on your teeth. If you are taking over-the-counter or prescription medications it’s important to know what the effects of those medications may be on your oral well-being. Aspirin One of the […]

Overcoming Challenges with Your New Dentures

You may have concerns about adjusting to your new dentures — from keeping them in place and chewing food, to handling discomfort or pain. When you first start wearing your dentures there may be a few challenges to overcome. Denture Slipping Your new dentures might feel awkward for a few weeks as you get used to […]