It can be tough to get your children to develop good brushing habits at a young age. Most try to avoid this routine task. They don’t realize that routine toothbrushing is easy, has great benefits – and can even be fun.
One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. In today’s youth-obsessed culture, a twenty-something with dingy teeth can appear older than a forty-something with a bright, white, sparkling smile. Here are five things to keep in mind as you embark on your tooth whitening journey to the gleaming smile you’ve always dreamed of.
As a dentist, and the father of a child who has dental anxiety, I know how helpless, embarrassed, and even frustrated parents feel when their child is experiencing a high level of anxiety at a dental appointment. With the right amount of empathy, support, skills and coaching, nearly every child can overcome this fear.
Dental care is expensive, but NOT getting dental care will cost you more in the end – in dollars and your health. We invite you to join our dental practice, where you can be assured of excellent and affordable care.
Cavities, or dental caries, are decayed areas of the teeth. They're one of the most common health problems faced around the world, second only to the common cold. If not treated, cavities can cause infection, toothache and ultimately total tooth loss. Here are five symptoms to watch out for.
It’s no secret that in the corporate world, your physical attributes (e.g. height, weight, smile, etc) can impact your career. The most important attribute? Your smile. Studies have found that a genuine, attractive smile can help land you a job, close a sale, get a better salary, and motivate others to perform better. For better or worse, having a great smile is a critical to your professional success.
No matter how much you love your favorite sweater, you only show it to the world a few days a year. On the other hand, your smile travels with you every day through every season. Find out how a new smile can be yours before another month goes by. Learn more here.
If you shudder at the thought of a dental visit, or avoid it altogether, you're not alone. Dental anxiety is very real and it's estimated that up to 20% of people avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. We want you to get the care you need - even if you are nervous. That's why we offer sedation dentistry to those who need extra help feeling calm and relaxed during a dental procedure.
Despite the fact that tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, it is the most common chronic disease in children. Untreated dental disease can compromise a child’s ability to eat well, sleep well, and function well at home and at school. Learn what you can do to protect your child from cavities.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Here are some of the symptoms:
Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. It accumulates from normal daily activities such as eating and drinking, especially if you’ve been consuming a lot of sugars and starches. Ever had that fuzzy feeling on your teeth that goes away after you give them a good brush? Yep, that’s plaque. How can you avoid it? Read more!
We’ve all woken up in the middle of the night and our mouth feels dry as a desert. Maybe it’s winter and the heat’s turned up, or we have a cold and are breathing through our mouth. This is normal! However, for 1 out of 5 adults, this discomfort is part of their everyday lives. Dry mouth, also known, as "xerostomia", is a condition that can have a serious impact on your dental health.
There is no doubt that a plant-based diet is optimal for health. Omnivores and vegans alike benefit from the nutrients present in plants. But how does what we eat relate to our dental health? Is a vegan diet better or worse for dental health?
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.
Every year, Over 175 million teeth are filled in the U.S. to repair damage from cavities. A blend of bacteria, sugar, and immune factors create a complex process that affects the quality of life in every age group. Did you know that researchers are uncovering innovative methods that could make traditional fillings a practice of the past? Here’s a look at what’s ahead!
If you don't have dental insurance, a procedure like a crown or root canal can be well over a thousand dollars in out-of-pocket charges, and routine check-ups and cleanings will set you back hundreds each year. That's why we created the St. Mary's Street Dental Savings Plan. Read why patients love our Dental Savings Plan.
If you have chronic heartburn, it's not only your esophagus that you should be worried about. Research shows that the condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can have a detrimental effect on your oral health, as well. Raleigh dentist Jeff Morrison, of Jeff M. Morrison & Assoc., DDS, knows the damage that chronic heartburn can do to your teeth. Read his three top dental concerns for patients with GERD.