We all worry about our pearly whites, but what about keeping your gums healthy? You can do both with these helpful tips that keep teeth and gums healthy and disease-free. Enjoy crunchy foods. It turns out there was a grain of truth to that “apple a day” saying. Crunchy foods are a great way to remove plaque from teeth and around the gum line. … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy (Easily!)
Are you nervous about having those pesky wisdom teeth removed? These tips can help calm those butterflies and ensure a smooth recovery after the wisdom teeth removal. Ask your oral surgeon a few questions. A few minutes of prep before the day of the procedure can go a long way toward a smooth recovery. Once you’ve selected an oral … [Read more...] about 10 Wisdom Teeth Removal Tips for the Smoothest Recovery
Tooth loss is a common problem that has persisted throughout history. People have been experimenting with solutions for millennia. The first primitive dental implants, usually made from carved shell or bone, date back to ancient Egypt. And as medical understanding has progressed, so has the science of dental implants. The first modern … [Read more...] about A New, Natural Smile: Our Full Guide to the Types of Dental Implants
Ouch, your tooth feels sensitive to the touch! Uh oh, your adult tooth is wiggling! Dental concerns can arise at any time, but how do you know if it's something that can wait for a regular dental appointment, or if it's an issue that needs emergency dental services? Listed below are 8 dental concerns that require the care of a qualified … [Read more...] about This Bites! 8 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Services (And What to Do Next)
“What can I eat and drink after my wisdom teeth extraction?” is one of the most common patient questions before the removal. It’s also a question that can lead to a major stock-up of foods and drinks so you are ready before the day of the extraction. Asking about wisdom teeth removal foods should be just one of several questions you should ask … [Read more...] about 20+ Foods You Can Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal
“I thought only kids needed braces” may be your first thought when you hear you need braces, but it is a common misperception that’s proving to be increasingly untrue. More adults are seeking out orthodontics to correct problems, such as crossbites, tooth gaps, and crowded teeth. If you are one of those adults, you undoubtedly have a list of … [Read more...] about 4 Important Answers to Your Adult Braces Questions
One of the most important parts of your teeth is the clear and protective layer you can’t see: enamel. Strong tooth enamel protects your teeth from tooth sensitivity and decay, making strengthening tooth enamel a key part of oral care. While you can’t see enamel, you can see the layer below called dentin. Dentin is the tooth color that you … [Read more...] about How to Strengthen Tooth Enamel
No one wants to hear the words, “cavities” or “tooth decay” in the dentist office, though it is a common occurrence. The CDC estimates that 91 percent of all adults (age 20-64) have dental caries, the scientific term for cavities. Cavities may be bad news, but the good news is that your tooth decay can be treated and, in some cases, tooth … [Read more...] about Can you reverse tooth decay?
Sleep apnea mouthpieces are more than just the answer to a good night’s sleep. These dental appliances, also called Mandibular Advancement Devices, are now recommended by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine as treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea results when patients have a blocked (obstructed), or … [Read more...] about Improve Sleep Apnea Without CPAP
About 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Some of the common causes of tooth loss include tooth decay, injury, and periodontal (gum) disease. For many years, dentists have been using bridges and dentures as the solution to tooth loss. However, as technology has improved, dental implants have become the standard of care … [Read more...] about Dental Implants: Are They Right for Me?