Protection with Dental Sealants

In the busyness of life, people are often looking for easy solutions to problems that they face. It is not just that people are looking for an “easy way out,” but full schedules, stress at work and/or at home, work responsibilities, raising children, and all of life’s other demands simply put people under a lot of pressure.

Oral Cancer Symptoms

Most people will say that they hate going to the doctor and/or the dentist. This “hatred” is generally caused by 1) knowledge that you know you are not taking proper care of yourself, or 2) fear of a scary diagnosis.

Toothaches Mean Trouble

A puppy left in a room full of Thanksgiving leftovers means trouble. Children who know where you hide the Christmas presents means trouble. You know what else means trouble? A toothache.

Flouride Treatments

A beautiful smile does not happen by chance. Oral health requires you to be actively involved in achieving a healthy smile that will last for a lifetime. You need to floss your teeth daily, brush your teeth at least twice a day, and visit the dentist twice a year for the healthiest smile possible

Make Dental Visits a Priority

Certain things are easy to make a priority in life – eating, paying bills on time, going to work (whether you feel like it or not). And, of course, there are other things that we know we should make priorities but “forget” to – eating healthy meals, exercising, getting enough sleep, and keeping routine dental visits. All of these are necessary for helping you live a life that is as healthy as possible

Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time full of anticipation, excitement, and joy. There are so many changes that a woman’s body goes through in such a short span of time, that it is no wonder why pregnancy is considered a miracle. Yet, with all of the miraculous changes, certain areas of the body react in different ways.

Gum Recession

There are many factors that contribute to a healthy smile. The health of your teeth, gum tissues, cheeks, tongue, and moisture within your mouth all work together to provide complete oral health. While many people concentrate on their teeth when caring for their smile, they tend to forget that their gums are extremely important.

How to Develop A Good Dental Routine

A routine is a plan that helps you achieve your goals. Routines should be simple, not complicated, so that you want to use them and continue with them until their purposes are met. Taking proper care of your oral health may seem like a small notch on the goals of life timeline – that is until your oral health begins to wane.

Smoking: A Real Drag on Your Oral Health

Smoking and tobacco use have been proven time and time again to wreak havoc on the body. Tobacco is a highly addictive drug that can have detrimental effects such as lung cancer, breathing issues, and oral health devastation. Many people know about lung cancer and have heard people with the “smoker’s hacking cough,” but oral health issues are often overlooked.

Does Chewing Gum Really Fight Cavities?

Chewing gum has been a flavorful treat enjoyed in the United States for more than 100 years. Some people chew gum out of habit, some chew it for the taste, and some only chew it on occasions where they need to mask the smell of bad breath. Chewing gum is often advertised as a means to fight cavities, but is that actually true?