Looking to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile? If so, let’s talk about the various types of cosmetic dentistry treatments which are available to do just that. How Can My Teeth Look More Beautiful? Modern dentistry offers many options for helping to make your teeth whiter, straighter, and more perfect, including the following treatments: Aligners
Your oral health is key to your overall health and well-being; yet despite widespread efforts to increase awareness about prevention, conditions such as cavities and gum disease continue to affect millions. Most of us are aware of the elements of basic oral care such as brushing, flossing and rinsing, and we try to develop a regular maintenance
Researches have long noted a link between heart disease and gum disease, or periodontitis. By heart disease, this article is referring to atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque in blood vessel walls that can cause heart attacks. Whether one condition causes the other or contributes to an increased risk has not yet been determined. There are several theories currently
Do you know the basics of proper oral health? Even those of us who are sure our oral care routine is optimal can benefit from “brushing up” on the basics. For example, most agree that the three main components that comprise a sound oral care routine are brushing, flossing and rinsing. However, factors such as a
Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath. Although it is embarrassing, halitosis is common enough. Because it is difficult to smell your own breath halitosis may have been a problem for some time by the time you become aware of it. As you probably know, you can cover it up temporarily with gum or
What Causes Oral Cancer? Every year, oral cancer kills nearly 10,000 Americans, and nearly 50,000 more will be diagnosed. Making up 3% of diagnosed cancers, a survival rate five years after diagnosis is only 57%. With these eye-opening statistics, we should all be concerned with early detection, treatment, and the causes of this deadly disease.
Vaping started as a way to help smokers stop smoking cigarettes; it is now a popular smoking phenomenon in its own right. With all the different types of vape pens available – not to mention oil flavors and nicotine levels – vaping is fast overtaking the industry formerly dominated by cigarette manufacturers. Men and women
Good Oral Hygiene The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that professional dental cleanings and exams be performed biannually, beginning at one year of age, or within 6 months of the first tooth coming in. This is an excellent time for adults to be reminded of the importance of brushing and flossing at least twice daily.
Truth is, sugar is like an addictive drug, and research shows that we consume about 140 pounds of it every year! Sugar is everywhere, and there is no easy way to avoid it; it is in soda, ice cream, cereal, candy, cakes, cookies, etc. So many things contain sugar, even good things for us like