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Coffee and Tea Plus the Staining Effect on Your Teeth

It’s so hard to give up coffee most especially when you are a bit addicted to it and it’s the best solution to wake and give a fast boost in the morning. Either black, java or espresso coffee is addicting. Same with coffee, there are people who love tea. It’s best for...

Is Soda Really That Bad for Your Teeth?

For many of us, soda is a tasty and comforting beverage that brings us back to our childhood memories and gives us a little perk. However, soda is generally a guilty pleasure because it’s seen as a threat to tooth health. Is soda really that bad for teeth, though? Is...

Maintaining Dental Health with Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 29 million Americans are living with diabetes. Most people know that diabetes can cause problems with organs and increase the risks of infection and chronic illness, but it’s rarely discussed that...

Why Are X-Rays So Important in Dentistry?

When visiting a dentist for a regular check-up, it’s common for the dentist to take x-rays. Some patients wonder why dentists take x-rays so often. After all, doctors don’t take x-rays as a preventative measure. So what’s the reasoning behind these frequent dental...

Could Your New Diet Harm Your Teeth?

Whether you have decided to try a new diet to lose weight, be healthier, or help the animals, it’s important to understand that your teeth may be affected by the change. What you put in your mouth – and what you don’t –can have an impact on the health of your teeth...

4 Things You Can Do To Strengthen Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the visible hard shell that you see on your teeth. While we often hear about things that weaken tooth enamel, such as plaque, it’s not as often that we hear about the healthy habits and things that we can do to strengthen it. In fact, many people don’t...

What Is a Root Canal and Why Would I Need One?

A root canal is literally a procedure to clean out the canals inside of a tooth’s roots. A root canal can help to save a tooth that has been damaged, improve gum and overall oral health, alleviate pain, and preserve the appearance of your smile. If you need a root...

How Stress Impacts Oral Health

The hustle of daily life can cause a lot of stress on an average person. While we are used to associating stress with mental health, the effect it has on our mouths often goes unnoticed. Here are some little known oral problems that are caused by stress and how to...

What Is Plaque and How Does It Affect You?

Plaque is a sticky film that is constantly forming on the teeth. When you eat or drink, the bacteria in the foods reacts with the saliva and releases acids. The bacteria and acids then stick to the teeth as plaque. While plaque is natural and continuously occurring,...

5 Benefits of Dental Cleanings

We all know we should be visiting our dentist at least every six months, but we all too often get bogged down in the day to day routine and forget to keep up with things like dental check ups. There are many good reasons to ensure that you keep your twice yearly...

Does the Way You Breathe Affect Your Dental Health?

Most of us don’t stop to think about the air that we breathe, or rather, the way that we breathe that air. Many people don’t consciously make a decisions to either breathe through their mouth or their nose until a certain situation arises. Perhaps a stuffy...

If You Grind Your Teeth at Night, You Should Know These 5 Things

Nighttime teeth grinding, or sleep bruxism, can be annoying for anyone that may be trying to sleep in your vicinity. If you sleep alone or if no one says anything, you may not even know that you grind your teeth at night until you look for a cause of the symptoms....

Could You Benefit from Veneers?

Porcelain veneers can cover teeth that are stained, crooked, or discolored. The thin covers are placed permanently on teeth that have been prepared in order to beautify the smile. This simple procedure can replace more expensive and time consuming restoration...

Facing Dental Phobia and Anxiety

Dental phobia and anxiety are different but similar issues that keep at least five to eight percent of Americans from visiting the dentist as recommended. Failure to face dental anxiety or phobia can allow the teeth to decay or conditions like periodontal disease to...

Can You Remove Plaque at Home?

Plague starts to form when debris is not immediately removed from the teeth. If left on the teeth, plaque will harden into tartar and may begin to decay the enamel of your teeth. Plaque is not easy to remove, however. The best way to remove plaque is to see a dentist,...

Is Mouthwash Really Conducive to Oral Care?

Mouthwash shouldn’t be used as a substitute for brushing or flossing, but adding mouthwash to your oral care routine can help you to have better breath and to prevent or reduce some oral problems. Not all mouthwashes are the same, though, some are better than others...

Home Whitening vs Professional Whitening-the inside story

Who likes pale or discolored teeth? No one.  But in reality, teeth do get discolored despite your best efforts. That is why the tooth whitening industry flourishes. Innumerable DIY products for teeth whitening are flooding the market, offering a very wide choice in...

4 Signs that It’s Time to See a Dentist

It’s common knowledge that regular dentist visits should be a part of everyone’s preventative healthcare routine. Every 6 months is typically the recommended timetable for those who are healthy with no signs of issues. However, sometimes things may come up that...

5 Bad Habits that Can Hurt Your Oral Health

When we’re in our daily routines, it’s easy to slip into habits without being conscious of each one. Whether it’s biting your nails or always having a snack nearby, there are some ways that we all may be hurting our oral health without even realizing it. Take a look...

How Pregnancy Impacts Oral Health

During pregnancy, there are so many changes happening throughout the body that it is easy to overlook the changes that your mouth undergoes. There are also specific recommendations regarding receiving dental care that may make it more difficult to acquire treatment...

Choosing the right toothbrush

Your tooth brush is your machinegun, and your floss the pistol, against tooth decay. Choose them carefully, and use them regularly. Here are some tips for you on how to choose a good tooth brush. Ultimately, you will the brush which your hand, your mouth, and your...

Teeth friendly habits and diets

Your teeth are a lifetime asset. They support you in eating, and in speaking. They also give you a beautiful smile and charming looks. But unlike your skin and other organs, your teeth cannot repair themselves. However, you can have decayed tooth rebuilt and you can...

What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are third molars that are located in the very back of the mouth. For most people, these teeth come in during the late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth are often pulled, but this may not be necessary in all cases. It is important to consult with a...

Why You Can’t Afford to Skip the Dentist

Many individuals avoid going to the dentist because they claim they can’t afford it. Dental care without insurance can be expensive. However, dental insurance is more available than ever before and many plans can be purchased through the Marketplace for around ten...

Help Your Kids Develop Good Dental Health Habits Early

Dental care for kids is often insufficient and good habits fall by the wayside in the general hustle and bustle. However, establishing good dental habits early will help kids avoid a lifetime of dental problems and enjoy clean, healthy teeth. Even before the teeth...

Living with Periodontal Disease

Being diagnosed with periodontal disease can be scary. Periodontal disease does not have anything to do with the health of your teeth, so you may have healthy, cavity-free teeth and still have periodontal disease. It is important to get regular dental check-ups so...

Considering Dental Implants? Here’s What You Should Know

If you lose a tooth, you now have several options to replace it and restore your smile. You can opt for a fixed bridge, removal dentures, or dental implants. Dental implants have a number of advantages over the other two options. However, there are also some...

Resolve to Floss More Often

If you have made New Year’s resolutions to improve your health this year, adding flossing may help your dental health and overall health more than you realize. Flossing is a simple task that only takes a few minutes, but is widely shunned by many individuals. Instead...

How Tobacco Hurts Your Dental Health

It’s no secret that tobacco is harmful to our health in general. But did you know that smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to a specific set of dental health issues as well? If you or a loved one smoke, it’s important to make sure that you understand the potential...