By eating tooth-healthy foods, you actually make your oral hygiene a whole lot easier! There's less plaque buildup in the mouth, and your teeth are simpler to clean
Trying to find ways to get your kids engaged with brushing and flossing, or make enough time for yourself to get your teeth clean? Oral hygiene can be simpler than you think. By changing a few things about your diet and the way you live each day, you can actually end up with cleaner teeth that require less attention (and that remain[...]
Feel like you just don't have time to schedule regular dental exams? What if you knew that twice-yearly dental care could help prevent issues more significant than tooth decay? Emerging research continues to suggest just that - the links between gum disease and systemic health are growing. Whether you're already at a risk of heart disease, stroke, or respiratory disease, or are hoping to do everything possible for your future health, routine exams are the right way to go. Here's why.
Every little one deserves a healthy smile, and will benefit from it at every stage of life. But for some kids, it's harder to receive the care they need than others. Our job is to make sure that no child is left behind, no matter their unique needs. If your son or daughter has a disability, struggles to brush or floss, or is immobilized by dental anxiety, they need extra support to build healthy teeth and gums. Learn what that support might involve, and just ask if you need any help.
Trying to figure out why you keep ending up with cavities, plaque, stained teeth, broken fillings, or gingivitis? It's time to take a closer look at the little things you do each day. Plenty of bad habits are much more innocuous than they are truly "bad." But there are some that stand out from the pack as being especially dangerous for your teeth - and you may not realize which those are. Some (like smoking) are obvious; others (like nail biting) are less noticeably harmful. Keep reading for [...]
Are your teeth getting what they need? Sometimes, that's just not possible - a recent study found that dental care is the number one healthcare service that adults cannot afford. We know how difficult it can be to meet every demand in your family's life financially, and preventive care tends to fall by the wayside. The problem with neglecting your dental health is that this allows problems to grow, and require far more expensive treatment down the line. By being vigilant and careful today, you [...]
Lifelong oral health helps you look, feel, and function your best. But those saddled with dental anxiety don't have the same chance of achieving this success. A fear of the office keeps you away, and makes your teeth vulnerable to decay and disease. Each patient's anxiety is unique, and we'll do whatever necessary to help you move past yours. The first step? Identifying the cause.
Common Causes of Dental Anxiety
Anxiety formed during childhood - As a child, you're more likely to be frightened [...]
It's October, and that means one thing on every kid's mind: plenty of Halloween candy. But celebrating the holiday doesn't have to mean opening up their teeth to the risk of decay. There are healthy ways to eat candy, and safe habits to embrace when consuming sugar. Pick up our tips on a tooth-friendly Halloween, and you (and your kids) will be thrilled to see cavity-free teeth in the months following.
What to Embrace and What to Avoid on Halloween
Choose chocolate - Chocolate may actually [...]
As you can see, kids' cavities are a big problem. And poor academic performance and missed school days aren't the only ways they detract from your children's lives. Read on to learn more about why you should combat pediatric tooth decay, what you can do at home, and when it's time to visit your dentist.
Why Cavities Mean Big Problems for Kids
They affect their academic performance - You want your children to have all the advantages they can possibly receive; and research is showing that [...]
Tooth loss is one of the most serious things that can happen to your smile - but it doesn't need to be your experience. By arming yourself with knowledge, and improving your dental health habits today, you'll see a healthier, fuller smile tomorrow.
Scheduling regular dental exams is one of the most crucial aspects of preventive care. Has it been more than six months since you've been in the office? Get in touch online to set up your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
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If you're trying to improve your health (both oral and whole body), checking in with your sugar consumption is one of the first things to try. With all the added sweeteners in many of the foods and snacks we eat, the amount is usually much higher than you expect. And the more sugar we eat, the more we crave it - leading to a vicious cycle that can end in cavities, weight gain, and even diabetes.
The World Health Organization's most recent sugar consumption guidelines recommend that just 5% of [...]