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How Tooth Decay Can Also Be a Sign of Diabetes

Maintaining good oral health is essential to keeping the rest of your body healthy as well. Your teeth are necessary for chewing, talking, and many other uses. You need to take care of the teeth you have, or risk losing them in early adulthood. Poor dental care often leads to cavities and tooth decay.

If your habits result in a decaying tooth, it most likely was already the host of an infection, which can suggest that you have diabetes. With diabetes affecting over 16 million Americans today, you may want to look out for this sign that you are part of the group. However, you first need to understand what diabetes is. […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

At Home Teeth Whitening Vs. In-Office

Teeth whitening can improve the overall appearance of our mouths, making us want to smile more, while at the same time, addressing the staining that may have occurred over the year. In order to whiten our teeth, we have multiple options available. The over the counter options include strips, gels and even whitening toothpastes. The dentist can also provide whitening in their office. Let’s look at both the pros and cons of each of the options. […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Dental Tips|0 Comments

5 Solutions to Replace Missing Teeth

From an accident to old age, there are plenty of ways that we may lose a tooth or multiple teeth. When a tooth or teeth are missing, it can make it more difficult to chew and talk. Additionally, there are health concerns for the rest of your teeth, including increased risk of decay for surrounding teeth, loss of bone density in your jaw, increased risk of gum disease and nerve damage. Here are five solutions that can be used to replace any missing teeth you may have. […]

By |April 21st, 2016|Dentistry|0 Comments

Symptoms of Gingivitis

The first thing people notice about each other is usually their face and their smile. If you want to give a good first impression, you need to take care of your teeth. Without the proper oral care, you put yourself at risk for gingivitis and other oral infections.

Gingivitis is a type of gum disease, which causes inflammation via bacterial infection. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of more serious gum disease. If you leave the disease untreated, it could progress into periodontitis. Both of these infections have the potential to cause significant tooth loss, which puts a strain on your finances and your health. However, if you know what symptoms to look out for, and how to spot and treat gingivitis, you are one step closer to optimum oral health. […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

40 Foods To Eat After Wisdom Teeth Extraction (That Actually Taste Good)

Just had your wisdom teeth removed and looking for something to eat that isn’t boring? Ask anyone who has had their wisdom teeth extracted what their diet looked like afterwards and you’ll hear the same few things over and over. Mashed potatoes, apple sauce and other bland tasting food that make you reconsider getting your […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Prevent Dental Plaque Buildup With These Quick Tips

Maintaining your dental health is more than just brushing and flossing, it is also making sure that you’re preventing the very substance that causes severe damage to your teeth – plaque. The build-up of plaque causes cavities, gingivitis, and other serious dental issues that can lead to frequent dental visits and discomfort. If you’re looking […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

Five Tips to Keep a Healthy Smile Over the Holidays

If you’re planning on visiting your friends and family over the holiday, then you certainly want to look your best. Appearance goes beyond dressing well, it also extends to your smile. As you spend time and take pictures with your friends and family this season, you want to make sure that you’re fully prepared to […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

What Causes Tooth Loss?

An important thing to remember when it comes to your healthy smile, is that teeth do not die naturally with age. Tooth loss occurs based upon what you do to your body, whether that is intentional or not. Trauma, unmanaged chronic diseases, and poor oral hygiene can all lead to tooth loss.
Tooth Loss Caused by […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Dentistry|0 Comments

7 Signs You Have Gum Disease

Gum, or periodontal, disease is directly correlated with oral hygiene. Periodontitis occurs when there is a buildup of plaque on the teeth. The plaque, if not removed, becomes tartar which can irritate your gums. Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that occurs before periodontitis and is characterized by inflamed and irritated gums caused by […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

How Gum Disease Affects Heart Health

Though you may already know many of the dangers of gum disease, you might be surprised to find out that it can affect more than just your oral health. Gum disease can actually impact the health of your heart. Several studies have shown that oral and heart health are linked for a variety of reasons. […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Dentistry|0 Comments