As a parent, you have many things to worry about with your children. Dental problems can be a continual source of stress and financial burden. Because most dental problems are preventable, you can eliminate this from your list of concerns by taking important steps to keep your children’s teeth and gums healthy. Continue reading Five Tips to Help Your Kids Have Healthy Teeth and Gums
If you have a teething baby at home, you will probably take all of the tips you can get. Teething can turn your adorable little angel into a crying, drooling, and completely unpleasant mess. We hope it helps you to know that teething is a normal process, and it will end soon. Continue reading Baby Teething Tips
We think it is pretty safe to say that the stress of 2020 has spilled over into 2021. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our culture, our economy, and our everyday lives. Social and political division has caused newsworthy conflicts all over the country. And now, an unprecedented winter storm has left millions in our metroplex without the basic necessities of power and water. Stress can manifest itself physically in the human body in various ways. The manifestation we, as dental professionals, most commonly see is teeth clenching and/or grinding, also called bruxism. Continue reading Is 2021 Causing Cracked Teeth?
Laughing gas gets a lot of “press” because it has a funny name (pun intended), and it makes for a good story. Many sitcoms have featured laughing gas in episodes where the main characters go to the dentist. While it definitely makes for good comic material, it is a genuine dental treatment option and necessary for many people to obtain the vital healthcare they need. This article will explain all you need to understand about laughing gas. Continue reading Everything You Need to Know about Laughing Gas
The holidays are filled with fun, family, and festivities. Unfortunately, they are also usually filled with bad habits. We eat and drink more than usual. We have inconsistent hours of sleep. It is easy to fall asleep on the couch before you have brushed and flossed your teeth. Continue reading Recovering from the Sugar-Filled Holidays
This is the week! We will celebrate the holiday season with gifts for loved ones, and many of us do that by filling stockings up with goodies. The easiest thing to throw in those big treat bags is candy. But surely, you are all getting plenty of sugar this week without the stocking stuffers, right? Instead, how about picking some of these treats to fill your stockings? Continue reading Sugar-Free Stocking Stuffers
The holidays are full of family, food and fun. Most people also enjoy some time off from work, which gets us out of our normal routine. While you are enjoying a break, it can be easy to fall into some bad habits. Here are some important things to consider as you relax this week. Continue reading Bad Holiday Habits to Avoid this Year
For Thanksgiving week, we thought we would veer off our normal informative and professional course to offer you something that is just a little silly and fun. Have you ever wondered, as you are about to take a bite into your turkey, if the turkey could take a bite of you? Read on to be the most informed person at your dinner table on useless turkey facts! Continue reading Do Turkeys Have Teeth?
Many people wear dental appliances to protect their teeth from the heavy forces of clenching and/or grinding. We commonly refer to these appliances as “nightguards” because they guard your teeth at night (or whenever you sleep). For our purposes, we are limiting this discussion to professional, custom-made nightguards. While there are many different styles and configurations of nightguards, we will discuss the most common type, which is a hard acrylic, single arch (covering only the upper or the lower teeth) appliance that covers all of the teeth in the arch. Continue reading How Long Does a Nightguard Last?
Because October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we are covering topics related to dental hygiene in our blog. Dental hygiene encompasses two separate realms: one in which you clean your teeth effectively at home, and the other in which you consistently see dental professionals for professional teeth cleanings and maintenance. If a person is lacking in either of these two categories, he or she is at risk for gum disease. Continue reading What is Gum Disease?