Practice Daily Preventative Care at Every Stage

Babies and toddlers should visit a dentist by there first birthday or as soon as a first tooth appears. It never hurts to be too early and it’s also great to acclimate your child to a dental office. Gently brushing a babies gums after every feeding with a toothbrush or washcloth helps to clean the gums. Even though there may not be teeth it still helps to prevent problems later.

Kids should be using a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste when brushing their teeth. Read more »

Four Ways to Protect your Teeth This Summer

We all know the summer is for relaxing. But one thing that should not be neglected during your relaxation are your teeth. Although it might be tempting to skip out on dental appointments or place dental necessities to the side, it’s not always a great idea. Here are four small things you can do to protect your teeth this summer.

  1. Stay away from sports drinks. Although they might seem great for hydrating in the heat,
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Check Out these 5 Tips During Pregnancy

Because your mouth may affect your pregnancy, you should make sure you’re seeing your dentist at least for your six month appointments. Rising hormones can cause things such as swollen gums, in turn causing a good trap and leading to an irritation or possibly an infection. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease make sure you are being seen every 3-4 months. It’s been suggested that the risk for premature delivery has been linked to gum disease. Read more »

Happy Teeth for Your Pets

You may be sitting next to your dog or cat and he or she may have some pretty bad breath. What you may not know is that animals can produce the same plaque buildup as people do. Ideally, you would want to brush your pets teeth daily to reduce and remove plaque buildup, but it tends to be a very challenging task that doesn’t always happen. There are different ways around it…. one thing you can try is to rub your pets teeth with gauze and include a dab of toothpaste specifically for animals. Read more »

Four Types of Teeth and How They Function

Your teeth play very important role in every day activities. They Are needed to eat, speak and stay healthy.

First off, there are two stages and sense of human teeth. The first our primary, or baby, teeth and the second our permanent, or adult, teeth. These teeth develop in different stages and although have different timing each set of these teeth are similar.

There are four different types of teeth with very important roles to perform in your mouth. Read more »

Picking the Perfect Shade for Whiter teeth

I don’t know about you but I love make up. Sorry man but unless you’re wearing lipstick this blog is not for you. Here is a handy guide to help your smile look whiter.

First off wearing lipstick works similarly to other types of color correcting. Depending on the problem area, other make up is worn with warm or cool tones to correct different imperfections on the face.
Choosing a shade that helps bring out the white in your teeth can be a difficult thing. Read more »

Surprise! Your Oral Health can affect your heart

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a disease involving the blood vessels and the heart. It represents almost 29 % of all deaths in the United States. Gum disease and heart disease have many similarities, for example, inflammation is common in both cases and can contribute to narrowing coronary arteries and also breaking down the tissue that holds teeth in place. There has been research recently that suggests there is an association with CVD and gum disease. Read more »

Six Links to Depression and your Oral Health

  1. A high percentage of patients who reported depression also reported an aching mouth. Also half a bit it to having their teeth to be in fair or poor condition.
  2. Depression can lead to temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders that can cause restriction of jaw and even pain.
  3. If you are taking medications for depression, the side effects can increase the risk of periodontal disease, oral infections and tartar buildup. Other side effects may even weaken teeth and gums and cause them damage.
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Six Tricks for Avoiding scary Halloween Treats

  1. Be selective with what you let your kids have. Some candies can cause damage to your teeth so try to avoid those at all costs. Some examples are caramels or hard candies, anything chewy or acidic. Try to stick with chocolates as they are soft, easy to eat and won’t stick on your teeth.
  2. Teach your children to eat in moderation. This isn’t just for Halloween but considering the amount of candy children receive,
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Scraping your Tongue: The Benefits

Believe it or not our tongue is a vital part of our oral and overall body health. Keeping your tongue clean is a very important part of your oral hygiene. The easiest way to do that is to brush your tongue. What you may not know is that our tongues hold over 10,000 taste buds, And double the amount of bacteria. Bacteria that hide out on our tongues can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. Read more »