Month: March 2020

How to Keep Your Smile Brighter for Longer

The focus of preventive dental care is typically to save your smile from issues that could seriously threaten its health and integrity. For instance, common concerns like tooth decay and gum disease can often be prevented with the right level of care and maintenance, helping you avoid the need for more extensive treatment later. However,… Read more »

When to Start Worrying About Gingivitis

The idea of caring for your smile and preventing issues from threatening it can seem abstract sometimes, especially if you don’t have any existing concerns to worry about. The problem is that not all oral health concerns are obvious at first. Even when they do exhibit warning signs, they can often seem minor and are… Read more »

Does Dental Hygiene Really Prevent Anything?

Dental hygiene has been part of our daily routines for most our lives. It’s so ingrained, in fact, that we often practice out without really giving it much thought. Unfortunately, thoughtless hygiene is nearly as ineffective as a complete lack of hygiene, which is why the routine may not seem like it can prevent anything… Read more »

A Few Important Notes About Dealing with Tooth Loss

Not everyone will experience tooth loss, but everyone should be concerned about protecting their smiles from the things that can cause it. For people who do lose one or more teeth, it’s even more important to be concerned with replacing them as soon as possible. Dealing with tooth loss means different things for everyone, and… Read more »

Why You Can’t Solve TMJ Problems On Your Own

If you have a toothache, you might try several home remedies to alleviate it before realizing it won’t go away for good without your dentist’s help. However, if you experience a seemingly random combination of discomforts, such as pain in your jaw combined with chronic headaches and migraines, there may be no home remedy that… Read more »

Common Risk Factors to Developing Bruxism

Bruxism, which is a bite dysfunction that involves chronic teeth-grinding, can affect almost anyone. However, unlike more common issues like tooth decay and gum disease, which directly result from excessive oral bacteria buildup, bruxism can have several different potential causes. Therefore, the risk factors for developing it can be vastly different for different patients. Today,… Read more »

Curious About Fluoride Treatment? Here’s How It Helps

Sometimes, it can seem like children’s teeth are just prone to developing problems like cavities. The truth, though, is that they’re no more at-risk for cavity development than adults are, on average. The problem is often simply one of care and maintenance; children aren’t as adept at brushing and flossing their teeth every day. As… Read more »

When Is It Time for Scaling and Root Planing?

It’s easy to tell when it’s time for a routine dental cleaning appointment. On average, most people should attend one at least once every six months. However, periodontal cleaning is a more involved process, with a more direct focus on preventing or stopping the development of gum disease. Also known as scaling and root planing,… Read more »

What Prevention Really Means for Your Oral Health

You may hear a lot about prevention when it comes to the routine care of your dental health. Most importantly, the fact that prevention is the main point of it. For example, from the simple (but consistent) cleaning of your teeth every day to the regular checkups and cleanings that your dentist performs, prevention is… Read more »

A Few Day-to-Day Benefits of Dental Implants

One of the most important aspects of dealing with tooth loss is designing a treatment that not only rebuilds your smile, but also benefits your oral health in the long run as much as possible. This is most effective with the help of dental implants, which provide the only solution for replacing your lost teeth… Read more »