Healthcare tourism is a thing. People are traveling outside the U.S. to find less expensive options for joint replacement surgeries, cancer treatment, and you guessed it . . . dental work. We cannot speak for other areas of medicine, but we can tell you that in the realm of dentistry, it is not such a great idea. Continue reading Going Out of the Country for Dental Work: Is That a Good Idea?
Recently, a UK man was hospitalized and nearly died from a heart condition that headlines claim was caused by a popcorn kernel lodged between his teeth. The man is a young, healthy firefighter who went to the hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms for several weeks. After testing, the doctors diagnosed him with bacterial endocarditis, a dangerous infection of the lining of the heart that can lead to death if untreated. Continue reading Teeth in the News
At the beginning of a new year, many people make resolutions to change something, and many of those resolutions involve forming healthy habits. Some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions include losing weight, eating healthy, exercising consistently, drinking more water and drinking less sodas or alcoholic beverages.
One of the healthiest choices you can make is to floss on a daily basis. We recommend that you add flossing to your list of healthy resolutions. Continue reading Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Here’s one for you: FLOSS!
If Santa was your dentist, which list would you be on? Naughty or nice? Continue reading A Naughty and Nice List from Your Dentist
Well, you could just not indulge yourself in them, but where’s the fun in that? We want all of our readers to enjoy their Christmas festivities to the fullest! That usually involves more sweets than you’d consume in an average week. So how can you enjoy some Christmas treats without wrecking your teeth? Continue reading Candy Canes, Cocoa, and Cavities: How to Keep Your Teeth Safe from Christmas Treats
Now that you have a cute, but slightly annoying, Christmas jingle on replay in your mind . . . you know where we’re going with this. Maybe for Christmas, you could replace one or more missing teeth! Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth
We hear this question all the time. And you might be surprised to find out that it is actually a tough question for us. There is no single correct answer to it. We have to know quite a bit about you and your current oral health to give you the best recommendation. Continue reading What Kind of Toothpaste Should I Use?