Category: General Dentistry

Are You Keeping Your Gums Healthy?

Many people think about their teeth when they think about their smiles, and healthy teeth are an important aspect of a beautiful smile. The gums are just as important as the teeth, though, when it comes to maintaining a healthy and attractive smile. Yet they are often overlooked. So what is necessary to keep the… Read more »

Could You Rest Better with Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Do you feel like you have you been struggling to get a quality night’s worth of sleep, no matter how early you go to bed or how late you sleep in? Do you wake up feeling tired, even irritable, after what you thought was a full night’s rest? Many people don’t realize that loud snoring,… Read more »

Which Dental Crown Is Right for Your Smile?

For many years, crowns were made primarily of metal, which unfortunately posed a number of potential problems for many patients. Those with metal allergies or sensitivities might have had problems getting dental treatment, when metal was the only widely available option. Many dentists also recommended moms should not have metal crowns placed during pregnancy. Others… Read more »

Compelling Reasons to Chew Sugar-free Gum

Compelling Reasons to Chew Sugar-Free Gum

Do you enjoy chewing on a piece of gum after lunch? If so, you could actually be doing more than protecting your coworkers’ from the offensive smell of that garlic bread you had with your pasta. Research indicates that chewing sugar-free gum can actually be an effective way of helping to prevent dental decay. So,… Read more »

Preventive Care Can Keep Your Smile In Great Shape

Keep Your Smile In Great Shape

What does it really take to keep your smile healthy, and looking its best? Is brushing your teeth each morning and night enough? How about if you floss occasionally? Even if you think your smile seems healthy, because you’re not struggling with dental discomfort, is there more you could be doing to make sure you… Read more »

Do You Suffer from Canker Sores? Natural Ways to Heal

Even if your smile is in great shape, you could still find yourself suffering from a canker sore. Not only are they quite painful, they are quite common, too, and they can occur in children as young as two. Fortunately most canker sores don’t require a visit to the dentist or doctor, as they should… Read more »

Proper Hydration Is Great Preventive Dental Care

Water, water you see it everywhere, and you know you should probably be drinking more of it. For years dentists have suggested eight glasses of water a day, as a minimum for staying properly hydrated. Yet most adults fail to come even close to this guideline, and that can leave them feeling more than thirsty…. Read more »

Enjoy the Holidays and a Healthy Smile, with Smart Dental Choices

Everyone wants to start the new year with a beautiful and healthy smile. Unfortunately, sometimes holiday celebrations can get in the way of that goal. If you spend too much time eating sugary treats or indulging in alcoholic beverages, you may just find that you’ve developed a cavity or other dental issue, and have to… Read more »

Dentist-Approved Gift Ideas that Won’t Destroy Their Smiles

There is nothing quite like the joy on a child’s face come Christmas morning. But if, in years past, it was always candy and other sweets that elicited those smiles, it’s time to consider some dentist-approved alternatives. After all, there is no need to pack your kids’ stockings full of sugar, or their plates full… Read more »

Be Thankful for a Healthy Smile and Help Keep It That Way

Chances are, you’ll soon be gathered around a table with all your favorite people and your favorite foods. As you reminisce and discuss what blessings the year brought, you’ll also likely chow down on your grandma’s famous marshmallow-covered sweet potato casserole, and then face the toughest decision of the day, pecan or pumpkin pie. But… Read more »