Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods. But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease. Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.
You probably know that your mouth is home to one of the largest populations of bacteria in your body. While they’re an independent bunch, you can dramatically influence their effect on your health. It starts with understanding how the key bacterial players operate and your role in altering their destructive tendencies.
Your teeth and the surrounding jaw muscles present a powerhouse capable of crushing even the hardest foods to pieces. But sometimes we use our teeth in ways that push them to the limit and lead to unnecessary problems and treatment. Learn about one habit that may accelerate the breakdown of your teeth and how to read the symptoms your teeth share with you.
When you wake up in the morning, no one expects your breath to smell very good. With a few good hygiene habits, your breath is usually ready for the day. But if you’re struggling with bad breath, or you suspect it might be a problem, we have a few tips to kick this social issue to the curb. Learn more here about the real causes and how to keep your breath fresh every day.
Sometimes patients develop toothaches or gum discomfort, but mouth pain comes in many other forms, too. Did you know your own body’s immune system can attack the lining of your mouth and create stinging sores? Chances are you or a loved one suffers from these frustrating ulcers. Research shows that one simple, inexpensive supplement may dramatically reduce attacks.
Did you know our bodies produce roughly 1-2 liters of saliva every day? Peak production occurs in the late afternoon, dropping off dramatically during the night. But for nearly 30 million Americans, there’s never enough moisture produced, day or night. Chances are you or someone you care about struggles with this difficult condition.
If the color of your teeth isn’t as bright as the whites of your eyes, it may be time to consider brightening your smile. Teeth whitening is simple, effective, and safe...as long as it’s done properly with quality products and methods. Take a look at 5 common myths you need to debunk to get it right.
A recent survey simply asked: “Do you consider a smile to be an important social asset?” Only 0.3% of the respondents indicated they didn’t think a smile held significant social value! So it almost goes without saying...your smile carries a lot of weight. Discover one simple way you can dramatically lift your smile to a new level. And you’ll be surprised how quickly and affordably you can do it!
The line between health and disease is often a fine one. And we understand that anxiety keeps some patients from experiencing the benefits of good dental care. We have good news: simple, highly effective solutions can make dental care much easier than you think. Learn what we’ll do to help you at your next visit.
Fear. Ingrained in our DNA there’s a protective mechanism that helps us avoid danger. It’s essential to the survival of the human race. Our ancient relatives wouldn’t be part of our family tree if they hadn’t operated with a solid dose of fear. But sometimes fear keeps us from healthy situations...like dental care. Rational or not, nearly 40 million Americans avoid dental care on a regular basis due to extreme anxiety. Understanding the causes behind an often paralyzing emotion is the first step to overcoming this obstacle to better health.
If we chose our habits based on the latest headlines, we’d be caught in lurching chaos. One day we’d be popping Vitamin D, and throwing it out the next. In the 24/7 news storm driven by social media, midnight bloggers, and major news outlets, a flood of conflicting reports fill the insatiable demand for information. Now, even the credibility of flossing can’t escape controversy.
Seems like we all agree: life's busy! While days fly by, it's easy for all of us to push our own health to the back-burner. Dental care frequently gets delayed because "nothing hurts." Unfortunately, pain is often the final sign that a dental problem has reached a critical stage. Read further to help yourself stay on track!
Teeth undergo daily use and abuse in one of the toughest environments around. And dental conditions such as cavities, gum disease, trauma and wear threaten to undermine the first step in digestion. Unfortunately, tooth loss can be the result of these challenges. So what are the odds teeth will stay put over the years?
Your smile sends a message that’s hard to cover up. If you love your smile, keep flashing it! But if the real you is hiding behind an embarrassed grin, a transformation may be closer than you think. Modern porcelain technology and flexible payment options put a stunning smile within reach. Learn more here!