IT HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF US… Our good intention to go through our nightly oral hygiene ritual before bedtime is there, but once in a while it just doesn’t happen! Not to worry. A rare, occasional slip-up isn’t a problem—but skipping your nighttime brushing and flossing routine as a habit can have …Read More »
Monthly Archives: April 2022
How Sour Candy Affects Your Teeth
WHY ARE CERTAIN CANDIES so bad for our teeth? One reason is all that sugar, of course. We know that. Here’s something you may not think about as often… Many popular treats include the descriptors tart, tangy, and sour. It seems the more bitter, the better. Trouble is, our teeth are paying the price for this sour trend …Read More »
How A Little Sunshine Helps Our Teeth
WHO DOESN’T LOVE A LITTLE SUNSHINE? Not only does it feel fantastic, but it also has numerous health benefits. Sunshine improves our mood, our immune functions, and catalyzes vitamin D production in our bodies. Vitamin D Is Important To Our Healthy Smiles Vitamin D supports oral health in two ways: It Helps …Read More »
Brushing At Work Is Good For Your Oral Health And Your Job
AFTER FINISHING LUNCH AT WORK, DO YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH? A survey reveals that despite knowing that a healthy, attractive smile affects both personal wellness and professional image, very few people are brushing at the office. The survey, carried out by The Academy of General Dentistry and Oral-B Laboratories, polled more than …Read More »
An Investment In Your Smile May Help Avert The Crisis Of Midlife
PEOPLE JOKE ABOUT A SO-CALLED MIDLIFE “CRISIS”. But instead, let’s consider it a “midlife wake-up”! Changes during midlife are very real. They can stress our bodies and our lives… hormonal shifts happen to both men and women during midlife lifestyles change as children move out, or as needs increase for aging parents people …Read More »
Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?
Over the years there has been some concern as to the safety of amalgam (silver) fillings. An amalgam is a blend of copper, silver, tin and zinc, bound by elemental mercury. Dentists have used this blended metal to fill teeth for more than 100 years. The controversy is due to …Read More »
What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?
Since teeth whitening has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, there are many products and methods available to achieve a brighter smile. Professional teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel, and is an ideal …Read More »
What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the fronts of teeth. They are very durable and will not stain, making them a very popular solution for those seeking to restore or enhance the beauty of their smile. Veneers may be used to …Read More »
Is Laser Dentistry Right For You?
Modern technology has changed the way we live. Every day our lives are positively impacted by better and safer products and services. Dentistry is no exception. Many exciting breakthroughs in laser technology have benefited the way dentistry is performed. While many people fear dental care; they may not be aware of how …Read More »
Some Facts Regarding Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)
The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums around the teeth and the bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal (gum) diseases are serious infections that, if left untreated will deteriorate the bone and ligaments that support the teeth, eventually leading to …Read More »