Category Archives: Oral Health

How to Take Care of Bad Breath

Sometimes we have have bad breath and do not realize it. It is possible to have halitosis and be completely unaware of it, even though those around you are more than aware. If you are wondering how to take care of bad breath, continue reading this article!

Many people who suffer bad breath do not even know it. An estimated one in four people have bad breath. About 60 million people in the United States suffer chronic halitosis. To eliminate bad breath, you need to know what causes it so it can be addressed.

How To Take Care Of Bad Breath
Below are a list of factors such as foods, medical and dental conditions that can be the cause of your bad breath. Continue reading

Is It Possible to Over Brush?

Most of can remember as children our parents chasing us down to brush our teeth. As adults, most of us have fallen into a good habit of keeping our teeth clean, but many of us also tend to overdo it. Some of us brush too often but most tend to brush too hard. Surprisingly you need very little pressure with your toothbrush in order to remove plaque from your teeth.

The Bad Effects Of Over Brushing
If you brush too often or brush too hard it can begin to have a negative effect on your teeth over time. Brushing too hard can remove the protective layer of enamel on your teeth, causing them to become sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks. It can also cause your gums to recede, exposing the roots, which can lead to a lot of pain while eating and brushing. Continue reading

The Importance of Preventative Dentistry

We all know that going to the dentist is not on the top of anyone’s list, but making sure you go to the dentist every six months can help you avoid painful and costly dental problems. Our office makes it a priority to focus on preventive dentistry so patients can keep their mouths and teeth healthy which helps avoid the development of gum disease and tooth decay.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is any form of dentistry that helps patients prevent developing dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, which are the main causes of tooth loss. During your routine dental visits, we will conduct preventive treatments such as cleanings and fluoride treatments to remove tartar and plaque and protect your teeth against decay. We will also perform an exam to make sure there are no signs of cavities and gingivitis. Continue reading

Defeat Dental Anxiety for Good

If you have an anxiety about going to the dentist, you are not alone. Millions of people have some level of anxiety about going to the dentist. Dental anxiety or dental phobia can leave you panic stricken and terrified about upcoming appointments or cause you to stay away from the dentist, only going when forced to do so by extreme pain.

There are many reasons why some people have dental anxiety and phobia. Some of the common reasons include:

Fear Of Pain – Fear of pain is a very common reason for avoiding the dentist. This usually stems from an early childhood experience that was unpleasant or painful. Thankfully there have been many advances in dentistry over the years that make most of today’s dental procedures considerably less painful or even pain free. Continue reading

Benefits of Tooth Brushing

A bright shining smile is one of the first things we notice about another person. Those gleaming white teeth are the highlight of a smile. Of course, everyone knows that proper dental hygiene is the first step to a beautiful smile. Many people do not know that dental hygiene also plays a pivotal role in the function of almost every other system in the human body. Dental hygiene refers to the overall health and care of the mouth including the teeth, tongue and the gums. Maintaining good dental hygiene is a crucial step in maintaining complete body health.

Brushing your teeth is an ordinary chore in an already busy life. Every morning and every evening we brush our teeth, not knowing how powerful this little ritual is to our overall health. Continue reading

Teach Children Good Oral Hygiene

Children live in a special world, where their top priorities are having fun, being silly, and avoiding activities that stand in the way of their good time. For this reason, children also tend to avoid daily rituals that don’t stimulate them in a fun way. For most children, brushing teeth is ranked about as highly as cleaning a bedroom. So, how do you encourage enthusiasm in your children for something as necessary (and “boring”) as dental maintenance? Here are some great tips for how to teach children good oral hygiene: Continue reading

Keeping Your Teeth for a Lifetime

teethKeeping your teeth for life has become the dominant model in oral care today. Not many years ago, Americans assumed that, later in life, total extraction was inevitable, followed by a transition to dentures. Fortunately that is no longer a necessary assumption.

Importance Of Keeping Your Teeth
The health of the human body depends on having healthy teeth. Everything from speech to nutrition starts with the mouth. Having gum disease has been linked to and may be a risk factor in developing Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or diabetes. Experts are studying how inflammation in the mouth caused by gum disease may influence other areas of the body (brain, heart and pancreas), causing disease in those areas. This chronic inflammation inhibits the body’s ability to fight infection. Continue reading

The Real Truth About Flossing

1932870Flossing is one of the most important things you can do to improve and preserve your oral health. Most people either forget about flossing or put it low on their list of priorities because they are unaware of the importance or unsure how to do it correctly. Brushing our teeth has become an ingrained habit for so many of us. Flossing, unfortunately, is something that seems to take more work to become second nature. We understand how hard it can be to make flossing a priority when you have not in the past. Below are some tips to get you flossing with ease in no time.

Quality Over Quantity
You do not need to floss several times a day. Flossing once a day should be enough, so long as you do it well. Flossing is all about proper technique. If you floss multiple times a day and do a poor job of it each time, you are not doing your teeth any favors. Find a time in your day where you can devote a few extra minutes to your dental care. Continue reading

Benefits of a Beautiful Smile

beautiful-smileTaking care of your teeth has a lot of health benefits. Maintaining an attractive white smile is an important factor to the overall appearance, attractiveness, and professionalism of yourself. A great smile allows others to feel comfortable and displays approachability. It not only makes you feel good, but allows others to feel more positive about their day and their surroundings. Here are just a few of the benefits that can come from having a beautiful smile.

Smiling Makes You Healthier
Stress is a killer. The less stressed out you are, the less pressure and strain you are exerting on your body. People who are happy and relaxed are more likely to live longer, and much less likely to develop blood pressure or heart problems that plague people afflicted with high stress levels. It also has an added health benefit, it makes your immune system stronger by making your body produce extra white blood cells. Continue reading

Common Root Canal Signs

root-canalIf you have a painful toothache that just will not go away or you feel some tenderness and pressure around a tooth, you may have a severe infection that requires a root canal. Many people are afraid to get a root canal and may even delay treatment to avoid going through with the procedure. However, undergoing root canal therapy will prevent an infection from spreading and can ward off damage to nearby teeth. Here are three of the most common symptoms one can experience that may necessitate a dental evaluation.

Pain – When your teeth bother you, this is a signal from your body that something is not right in your mouth. Continue reading