We all know the importance of brushing every day to keep our teeth healthy, and since we use this simple device every single day, it is also important to make sure we are using a toothbrush that is clean and in good shape. Because of that, the American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months, or as soon as the bristles become frayed from brushing.
Normal Wear And Tear
After about three months the bristles on your toothbrush are not as effective at cleaning your teeth. While you may think your toothbrush is working just fine but after a few months, it quits being effective at removing plaque from your teeth and gums. It also is not able to get into all of the nooks and crannies of your mouth and clean your teeth and gums as well as a new toothbrush. The bristles become dull and out of place and are not able to do their job properly. Continue reading
If you wake up almost every morning experiencing jaw pain or a headache, it is possible that you are clenching or grinding your teeth during the night. The medical term for teeth grinding is Bruxism and the longer it continues, the more likely it is that teeth will suffer damage. Teeth grinding and clenching can cause more than just discomfort, it can eventually lead to teeth and jaw problems that require dental procedures to repair. Finding ways to stop teeth grinding is essential for your oral and overall health.
Physical Factors That Contribute To Bruxism
There are many possible causes of bruxism, including a misaligned bite or trauma to the jaw or mouth that puts added stress on the temporomandibular joint. If you think you might have a misaligned bite, notice that certain teeth are moving out of place or suffer from symptoms that may indicate TMJ disorder, orthodontics can be a treatment option. Continue reading
Both anorexia and bulimia are serious eating disorders. They occur when men or women have an extreme fear of becoming overweight. Both conditions have implications for your teeth because your body is not getting the minerals, vitamins, proteins and other nutrients that are needed to maintain good oral health and good overall health.
Why Eating Disorders Lead To Poor Oral Health
In addition to causing severe malnutrition and organ failure, eating disorders that continue for several years will detrimentally affect your teeth, gums and jawbone integrity. Continue reading
You can have perfectly straight and white teeth through one of many different cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to restore the health and beauty of your natural teeth. Whether you are looking to straighten your teeth, remove years of discoloration, or need a complete smile makeover, we offer professional and gentle cosmetic dental care to all patients who are looking to beautify their smile.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Years of consuming coffee, wine, and tea can cause yellowing and other discoloration which can affect the brightness of your smile. Zoom teeth whitening can help. Zoom teeth whitening had become one of the most popular teeth whitening systems because of its convenience and ease. The treatment only lasts one hour and you will leave our office with immediate results. Continue reading
Good oral health is essential to total health and well being at any age. However, in the early stages of a child’s dental development, it is important that they are taught and encouraged to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Below are some tips for teaching your kids smart dental hygiene habits.
Start Brushing Early
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your baby’s gums to get them used to the sensation. Wrap a soft washcloth or wet gauze pad around your finger and gently brush their gums after meals and before bed. As teeth start to grow, use a child’s size toothbrush with water, and start flossing when at least two teeth touch. Continue reading
Tooth decay causes oral health problems like dental cavities, and it affects most Americans to some degree. Oral bacteria grow on top of teeth and coat them. Acids released by these bacteria are directly responsible for decay as the acids bore into the teeth. Tooth decay can cause painful sensitivity to things like heat, cold and sugar, and more severe cases lead to constant pain, infections and even tooth loss. However, minor damage usually goes unnoticed as pain only occurs once a cavity has formed.
Causes Of Cavities:
• Genetics Or Biology
Some people are lucky enough to have super-strong enamel, robust immune systems and ample salivary proteins to kill off disease-causing bacteria. Continue reading
While wanting to improve a smile is the main reason most people choose to undergo cosmetic dentistry, the cosmetic procedures that are available today do more than change your smile. They can change your health, your well being, and your life.
Jaw function and tooth alignment play an important role in breaking down foods properly so your body can absorb nutrients. Broken, missing or misaligned teeth or tooth pain can lead to poorly chewed food and gaps in nutrition. While procedures such as teeth straightening, veneers, bridges, and implants are all cosmetic and improve the look of a smile, they are also crucial in correcting problems that could negatively impact long-term health and nutrition. Continue reading
Your regular dental exams are an important part of your general dentistry hygiene and are instrumental in helping you maintain good oral health. From the moment our first tooth erupts, good oral care is vital. It helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, prevents problems that can lead to tooth loss, and helps you hold on to your natural teeth.
Common Adult Dental Concerns
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But, the only way to ensure they stay healthy and strong is to have routine dental exams and other thorough cleanings. Plaque, tartar, and bacterial build-up can leave your smile at risk for major complications. You may not experience any problems soon, but at some point you will, and therapy may be painful, not to mention costly. Continue reading
Going to the dentist for regular checkups can be tedious, we know. But it’s necessary. Oral hygiene is vital for your overall health and neglecting it for long periods of time can result in unnecessary complications.
If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while and start noticing these four symptoms, do yourself a favor and do not ignore them.
Okay, let’s just state the obvious. If you’re feeling pain in your teeth – or even your jaw – it is probably smart to get it checked out by a professional. We can’t stress enough how much early detection and preventive care works best when it comes to your teeth. Continue reading
We’ve all been told time and time again, since the time our first milk teeth were popping out, to brush our teeth twice a day. Dentists recommend brushing twice a day for at least two minutes for optimal dental health for good reason. Now apart from the obvious benefits of keeping your breath fresh, keeping harmful bacteria from building up and preventing gum infections, good oral hygiene can have positive health benefits for you beyond just your mouth.
Here are three unusual ways brushing your teeth can help you stay healthy!