20 Dec

Oral Hygiene Best Practices

You probably know that you are supposed to brush your teeth and floss every day, but do you know the right way to take care of your teeth? Many people think that they are protecting their teeth, when in reality they are not doing the job that they think they are. Here are some tips for oral hygiene best practices.

Brushing

You should brush your teeth at least twice per day. You may want to brush an extra time if you eat foods that could cause cavities if left on the teeth. When brushing your teeth, you should make sure that the brush covers every surface of your teeth. Brush the front of your teeth, the chewing surfaces, and the back of your teeth. All in all, it should take at least two minutes for you to brush your teeth properly. Read More

10 Dec

Four Foods that Prevent Cavities

You have probably heard that there are foods that cause cavities, such as sweets, candy, and sodas, but did you know that there are also foods that can prevent cavities? Here are just four foods that, when added to your regular diet, can help prevent trips to the dentist. 

Fiber

Adding fiber to your diet, particularly in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables, can help prevent tooth decay. These foods are saliva producers, and the saliva naturally clears away debris from the teeth. These foods also neutralize acids that may be in other foods you eat so that the acids cannot decay your teeth further. Read More

20 Nov

Four Things You Should be Doing for Your Teeth Every Day

You know that you should be brushing and flossing your teeth every day, but are you aware of other things you should be doing for your oral health? Here are just four things that you should do for your teeth every day.

Use Mouthwash

Using a therapeutic mouthwash with fluoride is a great way to protect your teeth from decay and harmful bacteria. Although brushing and flossing are important, they often loosen up debris and bacteria that need to be removed from the mouth. A therapeutic mouthwash is the finishing touch to your dental routine and will also make your breath smell great! Read More

10 Nov

The Proper Way to Brush and Floss Your Teeth

You know that you are supposed to brush and floss your teeth every day, but do you know the proper way to do so? Many people are not brushing or flossing their teeth correctly. It is important that you know the proper way to care for your teeth so that you do not experience any dental difficulty.

When to Brush and Floss

You should brush your teeth at least twice per day, in the morning and after dinner. You should floss your teeth at least once per day, usually during the later time that you brush. Brushing and flossing this frequently will ensure that you do not have a buildup of debris and bacteria in the mouth that can cause tooth decay. Read More

15 Jul

What Is StemSave, and How Does It Benefit You?

Stem cells have been found to assist in healing, combating chronic illness, regenerating tissues and joints, and much, much more. Healthcare providers are very excited about the research coming out of universities and hospitals as more is learned about stem cells and how they can be effectively and ethically used.

One of the ways that researchers and doctors have eliminated the question of ethics is by treating patients with their own stem cells. Stem cells can be collected from both children and adults from bone marrow, fat cells, and other tissues. One of the places that your body stores stem cells is in the teeth. That is where StemSave comes into the picture. Read More

20 Jun

Dentures or Implants? Weighing the Options

There are more options now than ever before for people with missing teeth. Most people with missing teeth have traditionally restored their smile with a partial or full denture, yet more and more people are opting for dental implants. What is the difference, and how do you choose?

Convenience

Having dental implants is much more convenient than having dentures. With dental implants, you never have to worry about a change in fit that can occur over time, leaving your mouth uncomfortable or even in pain. Yet with dentures, you can simply take them out when they need to be cleaned instead of the more complex care routine for dental implants. Both have their points of convenience, although dental implants take longer to complete. Read More

10 Jun

Your First Dentures: What You Need to Know

Getting dentures for the first time can give you some mixed feelings. While it never feels good to know that your teeth could not be kept, it can be exciting to know that you will be able to eat more normally and enjoy some of your favorite foods once more. But wearing dentures isn’t as easy as being able to eat whatever you want. Here are some things you need to know about wearing dentures for the first time.

Gums Take Time to Heal

Your gums will take a lot of time to fully heal and shrink. Over the first year after getting your dentures, your gums will continue to shrink. As this happens, your dentures will become loose fitting. It is important to get regular adjustments and new soft-liners as your gums change, so that you will be able to comfortably wear and eat with your dentures. Read More

20 May

3 Things to Look for in a Dentist

You may think that all dentists are the same, but nothing could be further from the truth. When you place your trust in a dentist, you want to be certain that you are getting the best care possible. Here are three things you should consider when looking for your new dentist.

References or Referrals

The best way to choose a new dentist is to check reviews, references and referrals. Make sure that your dentist is completely trustworthy. Unfortunately, some dentists perform unnecessary work in an attempt to earn more money. You want to be certain that the dentist you choose will perform only the procedures that are absolutely necessary. You also want to know that your dental issues will be resolved appropriately. Reading reviews and getting references can help ensure that they are trustworthy. Read More

10 May

How Missing Teeth Affect Your Health

There are many instances in which you might have missing teeth. You may have had an injury that broke the tooth, or you may have had a dental issue that resulted in extraction. Whatever the reason for your missing teeth, it is very important that you replace them with a dental appliance, such as a denture or partial. Missing teeth affect your health in a number of ways.

Diet and Nutrition

Your diet and nutrition is greatly affected when you have missing teeth. The more teeth that are missing, the more likely it is that you are not getting the nutrition that your body needs to function properly. You may be extremely limited in the foods you can eat. This can cause you to go through weight fluctuations, as well as rapid weight loss. Read More

20 Apr

Weighing the Cost: Dental Appointments or the Alternative?

Dental appointments can be daunting when you consider the financial implications – especially if you don’t have dental insurance. The bills can pile up even more when you need expensive dental work to fix budding cavities or get teeth pulled. Many people put off a trip to the dentist because of the cost. But there are some very good reasons not to put off that appointment. In short, ignoring your dental needs now could lead to even more expensive procedures in the future.

Dental Exams and Cleanings

Dental exams and cleanings are actually relatively inexpensive, and they can save you a lot of money in the long run. These routine dental exams often turn up issues with your teeth you may have overlooked. Early detection means early treatment, which usually results in cheaper treatment. Having a routine cleaning can also greatly boost the health of your mouth, which can result in less dental work overall. Read More