How can I tell if I’m at risk for gum disease?

A more beautiful smile can make life more beautiful. Studies have shown that a healthy and attractive smile can raise self-esteem, increase confidence, improve your personal as well as your professional life, and help you make better first impressions on others. Sometimes it doesn’t take much treatment for you to feel better about your smile, and there are a variety …

Dentists Mean Better Sleep

Dentists can help you sleep better A night guard is a thin piece of hard plastic made from impressions of your teeth that is placed on the upper teeth. The night guard is hard enough to be durable but it is softer than teeth and protects them from wear. A night guard protects your teeth and jaw from the detrimental …

Stress’ Effect on the Teeth

Everyone knows that stress can have negative impacts on health. But on TEETH?! Really? Yep, actually your mouth suffers under your stress. Canker sores and fever blisters are triggered by stress. Those little whitish ulcers in the mouth are canker sores—they are not contagious, but if you’ve ever experienced one, you know that they are painful and embarrassing. Fever blisters …

Seal The Teeth

As a rule of thumb its important to take care of what you have. So even though baby teeth will eventually come out and be replaced by adult teeth. The baby teeth are important because they are hold spaces for the permanent teeth to move into.  So take care of those baby teeth! Once those baby teeth come out, the …

Earth Shattering Teeth Grinding

Many people grind their teeth and don’t realize it. Other people know, but don’t know why it’s a big deal. What you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? WRONG! Generally, when people chew they are using between 10-30 pounds of pressure on their teeth. But “clenchers” and “grinders” are exerting up to 250 pounds of pressure on their teeth according …

Baby’s Oral Health Tips

Oral health care should start long before your little one’s tooth pops up. TheacademyofGeneral Dentistryrecommends that babies never go to sleep with a bottle. Milk, juice or other sweetened liquids can cause decay especially because saliva stops flowing through the mouth during sleep stages. If a bottle is a nessesity—just use water. Another suggestion is to gently wipe your baby’s …

Sip All Day Get Decay

The truth is that we all do things that we know we shouldn’t. Yet, I think that if we all knew the facts about how easy decay can access teeth, we just might change habits. Yes I am trying to scare you into good behavior. Things you should know: An acid attack on your teeth lasts about 20 minutes. Enamel …

Gum Disease Linked to Heart Illness

“I found this article and felt like I should just repost it”–Marija Gum Disease Linked to Heart Illness By: Tim Friend USAToday Philadelphia—the most common strain of bacteria in dental plaque can cause blood clots that induce heart attacks when they escape into the bloodstream, researchers reported Monday. Mark Herzberg of theUniversityofMinnesotasaid the findings are the first to link bacteria …