You might have heard that the holidays are the worst time of the year for your dental health. It isn’t a rumor. The season can lead to bad news the next time you visit your dentist. You don’t have to miss out on the festivities to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Here are 5 reasons your dental health can decline and what you can do to keep your mouth healthy during the holidays.
December 23, 2023
November 17, 2023
Though it may not be a polite topic of conversation at the Thanksgiving table, you should think about your spit. Do you know what’s in it, or all it does for your oral health? If you don’t know the answers, then perhaps it’s time to give this unsung hero the attention it deserves.
Continue reading to learn more about saliva and its important role in preserving your oral health. Once you see what it can do, you’ll be drinking a lot more water this Thanksgiving.(more…)
October 20, 2023
For many, coffee is a daily ritual, offering a comforting boost to kickstart the day. If you’ve recently invested in porcelain veneers, you might be wondering about the compatibility of your coffee habit with your new dental work. Or, perhaps you’re looking to keep your veneers as nice as possible while indulging. Either way, this blog can help!
Continue reading to learn more about veneers and how you can keep your smile looking great, even if you’re jonesing for java.(more…)
August 15, 2023
Sending your child back to school involves a lot of preparation. There are school supply lists to fulfill, new wardrobes to procure, and medical checkups to attend. With so much happening, it can be easy to forget to schedule a dental appointment. Did you know, though, that a child’s oral health can directly impact how well they do at school? Keep reading to find out why, and how you can help set up your child for academic success this year!(more…)
July 5, 2023
The sun rules the summer. When people think of the hotter months, they think of barbeques, beaches, pools, and boardwalks bathed in the light of this star nearest to Earth. While sunscreen and SPF lip balm are essential to have a good time outdoors, a little exposure to solar rays can have real health benefits for the whole body. Along with regular exams and cleanings, it can do wonders for a healthy smile. Read on to learn about how the sun can help keep your smile reflecting its rays to everyone around you.(more…)
June 3, 2023
Summertime is finally upon us, and you and your family might have several exciting trips and activities planned! But before you get too caught up in your fun festivities, one thing you should consider doing is visiting your dentist for a routine checkup—this visit might make the difference between your summer being fun or a total bummer! Here are three significant reasons you shouldn’t wait to visit your dentist before kicking off your summer vacation.(more…)
May 3, 2023
If you’ve had a tooth extracted recently, you were probably given a list of guidelines to follow to ensure that your recovery process goes smoothly. There are many reasons you should want to follow these instructions, and among them is preventing dry sockets. But what does this issue entail and how can it be avoided—and more so, should you be worried about it? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know.(more…)
March 3, 2023
Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are quite important—they’re responsible for maintaining your jaw’s functionality and integrity, as well as its connection to the rest of your head. This means that when problems arise, it’s in your best interest to seek professional care; the issue will not go away on its own. Here’s a closer look at some of the various types of TMJ therapy that are available and what you can expect if you’re undergoing this type of treatment.(more…)
February 16, 2023
You may be enjoying a lovely dinner or a movie at your local theater when something completely unexpected happens. As you bite down on your steak or popcorn, you feel something loose in your mouth. You realize it’s your dental crown! While these restorations typically last about 15 to 20 years with the proper care, accidents can still happen and cause damage to them. However, it’s a perfectly solvable situation! Read on to learn four tips on what to do to get back to your complete smile.(more…)
December 16, 2022
Your body requires a small amount of sodium to function at its best; however, too much of a good thing can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 500,000 deaths annually are related to high blood pressure. Reducing sodium intake can prevent thousands of deaths, but can less salt harm your dental health? Although too much sodium can be bad for your body, salt can lead to better dental health. Here’s how it can impact your smile without harming your health.