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?
October is one of the best months of the year. We usually begin feeling to cooler temperatures of fall, enjoy weekend football, and really focus on flossing. Wait…What do you mean you don’t focus on flossing? Didn’t you know October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Continue reading National Dental Hygiene Month
Toddlers can be difficult, to say the least. The combination of increased mobility, a stubborn desire for independence and the entrance of new teeth can be the perfect storm for a nightly battle. Developing a consistent pattern for oral hygiene is extremely important in your toddler’s earliest years. Without exercising this essential routine, you could be the recipient of bad news at your toddler’s first dental visit. Continue reading How to Brush Your Toddler’s Teeth
Bad breath affects millions of Americans, and while it can come from anywhere in the nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, or gut, the most common origin is in the mouth. All bad breath comes from bacteria producing smelly gases, so the goal in fighting it is to remove any collections of bacteria. Continue reading What to Do for Persistent Bad Breath
We believe in a comprehensive oral evaluation that is truly comprehensive. Because the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body, we often find evidence of other health problems in the mouth. The human body is one unit with every system connected to the other in some way. Our doctors have extensive education and experience in finding those connections. Continue reading Five Surprising Things Our Dentists Can Detect During an Oral Evaluation