Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

3 Tips For Healthy Lips

Do you focus on your oral health care as much as possible, doing your best to ensure your gums are healthy, your teeth are healthy, and even your jaw joints are in good shape? If so, your lip health may be falling by the wayside. As a result, you may wonder what you should do… Read more »

Cutting Sugar Out Of Your Diet

Cutting sugar out of your diet is not only good for your dental health, it is good for your overall health. Too much sugar not only contributes to tooth decay and periodontal disease, it also contributes to weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. Although you can make the distinction between natural sugars and added sugar,… Read more »

How Your Dentist Takes Care of Your Smile

Professional dental care is an essential component to good oral health; but for better or worse, you exert the greatest influence on your smile’s health. Through proper hygiene education and a wealth of professional treatment options, your dentist is vital to helping you maintain your good oral health, whether that involves preventing issues or restoring… Read more »

Preventing Tooth Loss at Its Source

As the most severe consequence of some dental health issues, tooth loss can have a significant negative impact on your oral health. The point of replacing lost teeth, including their roots, is to help preserve your oral health after suffering tooth loss; however, this is better achieved by preventing tooth loss from occurring in the… Read more »

Should You Love Your Dental Hygiene Products?

When it comes to dental hygiene products, you may think that it’s important that you have them and use them, but perhaps you have never given much thought to whether it’s important that you love them. True, you can get by in life by using oral health items that you aren’t very interested in but,… Read more »

Q&A: Your Brushing Technique

Do you have questions about whether your brushing habits are promoting good oral health? Many patients are fairly certain that they’ve got the basics down (twice daily brushing with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste) but there are some not-so-well-known details that cause uncertainty. Our team is happy to offer up the answers and details… Read more »

Chewing Gum: Good, Bad, Or Both?

When you visit our practice, you may feel like it’s important to focus on asking clinical-based questions, such as those about particular procedures, instruments, or disorders. As a result, a question as simple as, “Is chewing gum safe for my oral health?” is something you might sweep under the rug. However, that means you go home… Read more »

Would You Know if You Have Sleep Apnea?

The first step to resolving an issue is to acknowledge that there is one. But with obstructive sleep apnea, patients often spend years not knowing that anything is wrong, and the collective effects on their health can be overwhelming by the time they seek treatment. Yet, the problem is that patients don’t often recognize the… Read more »

Enamel – How Teeth Protect Themselves

It’s the second-most resilient substance on earth, next to diamonds, and yet all that is needed to compromise your tooth enamel is neglect. Despite its incredible strength when healthy, tooth enamel is constantly under attack by bacteria and food particles in your mouth. As your teeth’s main line of defense against infection and damage, protecting… Read more »

What Makes Dental Plaque Dangerous?

The uncomfortable feeling of plaque building and sticking to your teeth should prompt you to brush your teeth often. However, the most disturbing thing about dental plaque isn’t how it feels, but rather what it hides—specifically, over 600 different kinds of oral bacteria. A few of these strains are particularly worrisome because they can produce… Read more »