They cared for us, now it’s our turn to care for them. Don’t overlook their oral health.
Looking for gift ideas this season for the kids on your holiday list? Don’t worry – we have some great ones for you. And we like them because they’re all … dental-related!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.