If your gums bleed while you’re brushing and flossing your teeth, it could be one of the first signs of gum disease. By altering your dental hygiene routine and visiting your dentist for a thorough checkup and cleaning, you may be able to reverse the signs and restore your oral health. Your dentist can also suggest gum disease therapy to stop the problem in its tracks. Read on to learn some of the early signs of this common disease and how you can prevent it from getting worse.(more…)
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March 9, 2020
February 3, 2020
Gum and heart disease are serious conditions, both of which are becoming more common among adults in the United States. With millions suffering from poor gum health and who unaware they have it to the rising risk of heart disease among 35-64-year-olds, it should come as no surprise that there might be a link between the two. Since February is American Heart Association Month as well as Gum Disease Awareness Month, take some time to learn more about the connection between the heart and your gums and why seeing your dentist can help prevent worsening oral and overall health problems.(more…)
January 4, 2020
When cold and flu season hit, you might be tempted to walk around with an arsenal of hygiene products. From antibacterial hand wash to disinfectant spray, the germs are everywhere and avoiding it is almost impossible. Your kids have runny noses and your colleagues spend half the day coughing profusely, so what do you do if you end up catching it? Let your dentist share 4 ways you can stay healthy and spend less time in bed.(more…)
December 6, 2019
The holidays are often lauded as a time of joy and cheer, but the carols never seem to mention how stressful the holiday season can be. Making sure all the gifts are sent out and worrying how you’re going to pay for them can really take a toll on your mental health. Not only that, but the stress can manifest in physical ways as well. In terms of your oral health, stress can cause a harmful condition known as bruxism. Let’s talk more about what bruxism is, and how you can put a stop to it.
November 26, 2019
The end of the year has almost arrived, and you’ve just realized you still have dental insurance benefits remaining. You might think that waiting until your benefits reset next year won’t make much of a difference, but the truth is that decision could cost you hundreds of dollars in savings! If you’re not sure whether making an end-of-the-year dental appointment is worth it, here are 5 reasons why you should always strive to get the most value out of dental insurance.
October 17, 2019
Halloween can be frightening fun for parents and children alike, but it can also put you face to face with the very real fear of cavities. The sugar in all that candy your little ones collect will encourage the bacteria in their mouths to create acid that wears away enamel. To avoid this decay, here are 5 tips from your dentist on what to do with your Halloween candy once November arrives.
September 10, 2019
It seems like every time you go in for a checkup, your dentist wants an x-ray taken. This is because it’s important for identifying problems that can’t easily be seen otherwise. While it’s not exactly the most fun thing to do, taking dental x-rays is crucial for your oral health. Let’s take a closer look at the 3 types of x-rays there are and what issues they can detect.
August 3, 2019
Now that August is officially here, it’s almost time for your kids to go back to school. Have you gotten everything they need on their back to school list? Are there any positive habits you want them to start forming? The end of summer is a great time for you and your little one to set health and educational goals. As a parent, there’s an easy way that you can help keep your son or daughter’s teeth in good shape even when they’re at school! Keep reading to learn some of the best foods you can pack to keep your kids’ smiles healthy and shining.
July 25, 2019
Do your teeth hurt whenever you try to enjoy some piping hot tea or a refreshing frozen yogurt? Don’t worry, you’re not alone; about 40 million Americans suffer from tooth pain when eating certain foods or drinking certain beverages. It’s important to understand why your pearly whites react this way so that you can avoid unnecessary damage. Learn the truth about sensitive teeth – as well as some handy tips for taking care of them.
June 18, 2019
You just ran out of toothpaste, and you’re searching the cabinet for more. You manage to find one last tube, but according to the box, it expired about a year ago. Should you throw it out, or can you still use it and save yourself a trip to the store? There are various kinds of at-home dental products, and while some have expiration dates, others do not; moreover, while the consequences of using expired dental products are generally not as dire as eating expired food, it still may not be in your best interest to do so. Here’s what you need to know about various oral hygiene items when deciding whether you should throw them out.