Did you know that your tooth enamel is the strongest material in your body? It helps you smile, speak, and most importantly, chew through all your favorite foods. However, even though it’s incredibly durable, your enamel can still wear away. How important is your enamel health, and what causes damage? Read to find out the answers as well as some steps you can take to protect your smile!(more…)
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August 21, 2021
July 15, 2021
It’s important to be aware of how the things you eat and drink can change your teeth for better or worse. For example, you may have heard that wine can leave stains on your enamel if you’re not careful. Unfortunately, it’s not the only alcoholic beverage that can have a negative impact on your smile; beer can also cause problems when consumed in excess. How does beer affect your teeth? And what can you do to protect your mouth?(more…)
June 15, 2021
The Greek physician, Hippocrates, is considered to be the father of Western medicine. One of his famous quotes is, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” When it comes to your oral health, this saying is certainly applicable. In this sense, eating the right foods can serve as a form of preventive medicine (which is always the best kind). As you continue reading, learn about the foods that benefit your oral health and help you avoid dental problems!(more…)
May 16, 2021
If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, you might believe a beautiful smile is out of your reach. Although cosmetic dentistry can help, it can be expensive. If you’re like many people, you probably turn to DIY methods to save money; however, dentistry isn’t an area where you should pinch pennies. It’s true you’ll find many remedies online to resolve common complaints, like tooth discoloration, but they just might damage your smile. Here are 4 popular trends that are bad for your teeth.
April 7, 2021
Sugar can cause you to develop cavities and other oral health issues. Everyone knows that, but so many of us just can’t resist the craving we have for sweets on a daily, if not hourly, basis. The good news is that your sweet tooth doesn’t have to get in the way of your oral health. There are steps that you can take to decrease your chances of developing tooth decay in the future. Continue reading to learn a few of them so you can prevent cavities without having to eliminate treats from your diet.(more…)
March 13, 2021
Your smile can stay healthy for a lifetime with the proper care over the years. Unfortunately, there are 3 common oral health problems that can damage your smile. Thankfully, they are avoidable with a proactive approach at home and routine appointments with your dentist. Here’s how you can safeguard your oral health to keep the most prevalent dental issues at bay.
January 19, 2021
Let’s face it, life can get pretty busy, which means certain things often get placed on the back burner until you have more flexibility in your schedule. Although you may not have a lot of free time, you should never skip routine appointments with your dentist. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist for a cleaning and dental checkup at least twice a year. If you tend to delay your preventive visits, here are 5 reasons you should take the time to see your dentist.
December 7, 2020
One of the best things about the holidays is enjoying good food with friends and family. There are plenty of delicious treats and dinners to be had, and the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your dentures. But it’s very important to be aware of certain holiday foods that can damage them and your gums. Keep reading to learn which holiday foods are naughty and which ones are nice for denture wearers.(more…)
October 18, 2020
Dentures are one of the most popular options for patients who are missing multiple teeth. This is because they’re generally affordable, functional, and customized to look natural. When looking at the cost of dentures, there are a few main factors that will contribute to the price because not all of them are created equally. Continue reading to learn more about dentures and how to determine how affordable they will be.(more…)
September 29, 2020
Diabetes is a more widespread issue in the United States than you may think. Did you know that 29.1 million people are living with it in the country? That’s 9.3% of Americans. Many people don’t even know that they have it yet. This condition affects your ability to process sugar. Another condition that is often linked to diabetes is periodontal disease, but how do they affect each other? Continue reading to learn the link between the two as well as how to prevent periodontal disease when you have diabetes.(more…)