Category Archives: Dental Health
The cold, dry winter air can affect your teeth in many ways. Prolonged exposure to winter air can cause general tooth sensitivity that can be a hassle to deal with, or cause more serious issues to untreated cavities, cracked fillings, and receding gums. Here are some helpful tips on how to care for your teeth this winter.
The purpose of braces is to straighten crooked teeth and boost your oral health. They are not meant to create more problems in your mouth. However, if you do not properly care for your braces, you are at risk of experiencing more problems and more pain. How do you care for your braces? Start by avoiding these 7 sins.
Kids come with a lot of questions, whether they’re asking them or you are we understand how confusing things can be. One thing that shouldn’t be confusing is your child’s dental and orthodontic care and when you should introduce them to your family’s provider. We wanted to provide answers to some of the most […]
Anyone who has young kids knows that it is not always easy getting them to floss their teeth. Like any part of dental care, it can be hard to motivate kids to take that important step in flossing. For very young kids getting into a flossing routine is great to encourage long term dental health, […]
Gum health is an extremely important component of overall dental health. Actively preventing gum disease and tooth decay is the aim of everyday brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist. One common occurrence is bleeding gums. This is more common than many people realize and is not always indicative of a problem, but […]
Good dental health contributes positively to quality of life, self-esteem, and general wellness. People with mental illness are often less likely to make dental health a priority and, inversely, those with poor dental health may be more likely to suffer from depression and other poor quality of life decisions like smoking and drug use.
About a month ago we found out that my 5 1/2 year old son needed to receive 4 fillings. I was more than a little nervous for him since we barely made it though his simple 6 month check-up. He is a little dramatic and there were some tears and screaming in that first appointment. This time I vowed to myself to take some precautions.
Anyone who has young kids knows that it is not always easy getting them to go to the dentist. Like any doctor visit, kids can be anywhere from reluctant to downright terrified about going. For very young kids the experience of going to a dentist can be hard, so it is important to begin preparing […]