Youthful Radiance Begins with Your Smile

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  Your smile is a powerful asset, capable of expressing joy, warmth, and confidence. A genuine, radiant smile is often associated with youth and vitality. However, the reverse can also be true: the appearance of your smile can impact how old you look. Various factors, including the condition of your teeth and gums, play a…

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Periodontal Disease Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

 Periodontal disease is a progressive disorder that if left untreated will worsen over time. Many people simply ignore the warning signs or just do not know them. Educating yourself on the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease is a good first step to taking control of the disease and it’s progression. What Is Periodontal Disease?…

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Sugars And Tooth Decay

Diet plays a big role in the maintenance of our teeth and gums. Many people are unaware of what foods are bad for our dental health. Did you know that carbohydrates are really just sugars in disguise? Luckily, our oral bacteria is unable to properly break down complex carbohydrates. However, simple sugars (monosaccharides) and links…

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Eating Disorders And Your Teeth

For many people, eating disorders are part of every day life. These  abnormal eating habits may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual’s physical and psychological health. The resulting effects of the dietary issues involved directly and indirectly relate to oral health problems. Common Types Of Eating Disorders –Anorexia Nervosa (commonly called,  “anorexia”)…

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Toothbrush Choice And Care

Your toothbrush is an essential part of maintaining any oral hygiene regimen.Walking down any oral health aisle in a drug  will show you dozens of different toothbrushes and other oral health aids. How do you choose the right toothbrush for you? Also, once you do make that toothbrush selection, do you know how to care…

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Periodontal Disease Risk Factors

Many believe that periodontal disease is a disease that is solely based on genetics. My grandparents had dentures, my parents had dentures, so will I. The truth is, that genetics plays a role, but is not a sentence for dentures. There are risks and limitations in the progression of periodontal disease… Can each patient limit…

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Can Antibiotics Help Stop Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease begins its life in the mouth with inflammation and breakdown from periodontal bacteria. Abundance of periodontal bacteria  cause inflammation and infection. So, it makes sense that, antibiotics specifically geared toward periodontal bacteria, could offer some hope in bringing the disease under control. Antibiotics have been used for decades to fight many diseases but…

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The Importance Of Six Month Dental Visits

Why do most dentists want you to come in for a cleaning at least every 6 months?? While it might not seem like it is necessary, these regular and routine dental visits are an essential requirement for monitoring and maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Early changes can be detected, and they can be addressed in…

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How To Make A Child’s Dentist Visit Fun!

A first dental visit for your child may cause you anxiety, but your child does not know what to expect, and will generally follow your lead. Starting a child off with enjoyable, comfortable dental visits can make it easier for both of you, and lead to a lifetime of worry free, healthy dental care. So…

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Top 5 Reasons People Avoid The Dentist

Let’s face it, going to the dentist is usually not a the top of most people’s fun list. Going to the dentist does not have to be an unpleasant experience that we dread. Whatever the reason, many Americans skip visits to the dentist. In the United States alone, approximately 65 % of us go to the…

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