Month: April 2020

Fighting Dry Mouth Can Help You Protect Your Smile

What actions should you take in order to better protect your smile? If you feel that you could do a better job brushing and flossing your teeth, you should certainly work to address any shortcomings. Changing your diet to cut back on sugar can also help. While important, these measures tend to be familiar with… Read more »

How Worried Should I Be About A Damaged Or Loose Crown?

If you have a dental crown in place to support a tooth, you should feel comfortable putting pressure on it whenever you bite and chew. A dental restoration is meant to provide lasting support for a tooth that has been injured, or one that has undergone care for a cavity. If you start to lose… Read more »

Making Changes To The Way You Approach Cavity Prevention

After years of good oral health, you recently had to undergo cavity treatment. Should you take this as a sign to change up your approach to preventive dental care? It can be a good idea to reconsider what you are currently doing to take care of your smile when you have recently had a problem… Read more »

What To Expect As Your Kids Start Brushing Their Own Teeth

Kids take on important responsibilities as they grow up, particularly when it involves practicing self-care. Once they are old enough, you can trust them to protect their teeth by brushing and flossing them on their own. Of course, even as they take on new responsibilities for themselves, they can look to their parents for guidance…. Read more »

How Can I Avoid Doing More Harm To A Chipped Tooth?

Even if a slight chip in your tooth is not going to heal on its own, you may find yourself leaving it be and hoping there are no further problems that result from the injury. In some cases, a chip can be slight enough to not affect a tooth’s health – in a situation like… Read more »

What Impact Can Someone’s Age Have On Their Oral Health?

Will a person’s age have an impact on how easy – or difficult – it might be for them to prevent problems with tooth decay and gum disease? If you have practiced good habits over the years, you can preserve a healthy smile and minimize your risk for problems that might demand restorative dental work…. Read more »

Poor Periodontal Health Can Lead To Chronic Bad Breath

What kind of consequences can you face if you develop gingivitis? You may notice that your gums look swollen, or that a certain area appears to be discolored. You may notice that your gums often bleed when you brush and floss. What you can also realize is that you are frequently struggling to mask embarrassing… Read more »

Choose Meals, Snacks, And Drinks That Won’t Hurt Your Smile

While you may brush and floss in front of your bathroom mirror, you should think of your kitchen as an important location when it comes to taking care of your smile. It is hard to overstate the value that a good diet can have when it comes to staying safe against problems with tooth decay…. Read more »

What Are You Doing To Control Your Risk For Dental Damage?

Our teeth are kept safe thanks to their outer layers of enamel, a remarkably strong material that can hold up against considerable biting and chewing pressure. Of course, as anyone who has suffered a cavity can attest, our teeth are not invincible. Over time, acids released by certain oral bacteria can erode this protective layer… Read more »

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Smile When Your Day Begins

While some people find it easier to wake up and formally start their day than others, it is important to carve out time for your smile during the morning. At night, your body produces less saliva, so you are not doing as good a job at keeping the growth and spread of oral bacteria in… Read more »