Take these Simple Measures to Change Your Sugary Eating Habits

Take These Simple Measures to Change Your Sugary Eating Habits

By | Oral Health

If you are consuming large amounts of sugar in your daily diet you may be jeopardizing your oral health.  Sugar feeds bacteria which leads to plaque build-up, tooth decay, and gum disease.  Most Americans consume more sugar than is recommended for a balanced and healthy diet. Sugary eating habits include consuming sugary drinks, sweet snacks or desserts, rather than meals, and are the common reasons why Americans consume too much sugar.  In the United States added sugars make up to…

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What is Gingivitis and How do I Treat It?

What is Gingivitis and How do I Treat It?

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Gingivitis is a common dental term used by dentists. You may have a general understanding that having this condition is not good for your overall oral health. But what exactly is gingivitis and what do you need to know to understand how it develops and how it is treated? Here is an outline of what you should know about gingivitis including how to deal with it. Gingivitis Defined Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the gums caused by plaque build-up and the…

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Avoid These 3 Common Dental Problems Facing Children

Avoid These 3 Common Dental Problems Facing Children

By | Children's Dentistry, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

As soon as a child’s first tooth erupts, it is time to start instilling good oral hygiene habits to avoid developing serious dental problems when they are older. Follow your dentist’s advice to keep up with regular check-ups to improve your child’s chances of preventing dental problems and avoid developing the three common dental problems children face. Tooth Decay Tooth decay leading to cavities is the most common problem among children and youth in the United States. According to the…

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How Stress May Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

How Stress May Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

By | Uncategorized

There are many reasons why a person may be stressed due to a change in routine or life event.  Those changes may be positive life events, such as starting at a new job or school, having a baby, planning a wedding or getting married. Unfortunately, stress also comes from events such as an illness or the death of a loved one. Stress is usually defined as a state of mental or emotional strain due to unforeseen, adverse or demanding circumstances. What…

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Why Is It Important to Treat and Restore Soft Gum Tissue?

Why Is It Important to Treat and Restore Soft Gum Tissue?

By | Dental Technology, Dental Visit, Oral Health

If your dentist or periodontist has recently told you that you need to have a soft tissue graft to restore your delicate gum tissue, do not panic.  The gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession. Gum recession is when the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from the tooth, exposing the tooth and the tooth’s root. A soft tissue graft is done by taking gum tissue from one part of the…

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Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The good news is that American adults are living longer. The average age in the United States is increasing, so it is important to maintain good oral health habits for teeth to continue to function properly. Older Americans need to maintain a healthy diet and have regular check-ups with their dentist. The elderly often take a variety of medications (on average 9 to 13 prescriptions per month) which may have side effects that can impact your oral health. Chronic health…

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Consider These Factors Before Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

Consider These Factors Before Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

By | Uncategorized

Most people have wisdom teeth, which are located in the back of each quadrant of the mouth.  They typically start to emerge around the ages of 17 to 21.  Many adults have their wisdom teeth extracted because they are impacted and never quite push through the gum tissue. It is important to have regular check-ups with your dentist to have your wisdom teeth examined and to determine whether they should be removed. How Do I Know If I Need My…

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How Safe is it to Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?

How Safe is it to Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?

By | Cosmetic, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Baking soda has been used for a variety of purposes throughout the centuries for health and household uses.  It has been used as an alternative for traditional over the counter toothpaste to brush teeth, to help freshen, clean and brighten laundry, as a cleaning tool to unclog a drain when mixed with vinegar, and in many food recipes since it is safe to digest. Many people think of baking soda as a “do-all” product since it can be used in…

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Bleaching Your Teeth Too Much May Cause Damage

Bleaching Your Teeth Too Much May Cause Damage

By | Cosmetic

Everyone is interested in looking their best and having a brighter smile. Seeking professional teeth whitening in moderation may help achieve these goals, however, some patients aren’t satisfied with the results of their treatments.  Some patients seek frequent and excessive teeth whitening sessions in an attempt to emulate images of their favorite Hollywood celebrities and their dazzling smiles. There can be an obsession which leads to over-bleaching one’s teeth to make them look as white as possible; this is a…

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What are 5 Common Dental Problems that Affect Adults?

What are 5 Common Dental Problems that Affect Adults?

By | Oral Health, Uncategorized

Taking good care of your teeth is important no matter how old you are, but as you age, your risk factor for oral health issues increases.  The good news is that many problems can be prevented with a combination of good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and regular visits to your dentist.  Here are five common oral health issues that affect adults and what you can do to alleviate these problems. Missing Teeth The average adult between ages 20 and…

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