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Archive for July, 2014

What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

July 28, 2014

If you want your teeth whitened, make sure you understand the facts about this procedure.

Teeth WhiteningMore and more people are taking advantage of cosmetic procedures to enhance their smile. This makes sense since a smile is one of the most visibly noticeable features on your face. Teeth whitening is a popular treatment option to enhance the smile because the results are usually faster and less expensive than other options. If you are interested in brightening your smile with this cosmetic treatment, it is important to understand what is involved. The following information will provide you with some helpful insight about teeth whitening.

Whitening is Different Than Cleaning

First,…


What Good Oral Health Means for You

July 25, 2014

Good Oral HealthHaving good oral health is more than having a nice smile and no missing teeth. It centers on a person’s ability to keep their mouth in optimal shape thus resulting in both healthy teeth and gums. The benefits of taking good care of your mouth far exceed the investment of going to the dentist regularly and purchasing necessary care supplies. Maintaining a healthy mouth can make a significant difference in a person’s overall health, happiness, and self-confidence.

What Is Oral Health?

The term “oral health” refers to the condition of your mouth which includes teeth and gums. A person’s mouth is a crucial part…


Understanding the Basics of the Dental Implant Procedure

July 23, 2014

Dental Implant ProcedureDespite new technological developments in the dental care industry, many Americans still suffer from tooth loss. In fact, more than 30 million people nation-wide are missing all of their teeth in either one or both jaws, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Poor dental hygiene, injuries, periodontal disease and other hereditary factors may be to blame for this abnormal tooth loss. Regardless of the reason, there are several options available to those who wish to reclaim their teeth, and the ability to eat anything they wish. Bridges, dentures and crowns are popular options; however, more dental patients are beginning to see…


Tips for Overcoming that Annoying Dental Anxiety

July 21, 2014

Dental AnxietyThe thought of setting up a dentist appointment, getting a cavity filled, or even sitting through a routine dental cleaning is met with anxiety for a majority of the nation’s population. For some, it is caused by a lack of understanding about what will take place during a certain procedure. For others, it could be fear of the unknown. Then again, it may simply be nervousness about discomfort and pain. Fortunately, there are measures that can be taken to combat this problem and reduce the amount of fear a person may be feeling.

Set Up Your Appointment . . . The Right Way

There are a couple of ways of…


Surprising Health Benefits From Brushing Your Teeth

July 18, 2014

Brushing your teeth is more than avoiding bad breath. It offers surprising health benefits.

BrushingFrom the time you were a little child, your parents taught you to brush your teeth. This activity became a habit quickly for most kids, and it is something that continues throughout life. Regular brushing minimizes the chances of cavities and freshens the breath. The American Dental Association also recommends it. In addition, this daily habit offers surprising health benefits.

Prevent Respiratory Diseases

Periodontal disease and respiratory disease are linked. Research shows that the bacteria that are involved with the development of periodontal disease (or gum disease) could be attributed to the same…


Is your Smile Aging You?

July 16, 2014

SmileFor decades people have tried to reverse the clock by slathering on expensive anti-aging creams, but it’s not only skin that can make you appear older. Your smile can too. A mouth that has strong white teeth set in a perfect symmetrical line will often make an individual appear young, healthy and vibrant. How can you make sure your smile lets you look as young as you feel? Here are a few tips to lead you to a lifetime of showcasing a dynamic, youthful smile.

 Get Rid of the Stains

The most common culprits for stained teeth are red wine and coffee, and unfortunately, stained teeth definitely make you appear older. Luckily,…


How to Get the Most Out of Your Consultation

July 14, 2014

ConsultationA dental consultation is the initial appointment you have with your dental professional to detail your treatment based off of your current oral health. These discussions are extremely beneficial for any patient looking to get more information about the treatment he is receiving, information about the dental offices, and the current standing of his oral health. As you prepare for your consultation, here are some tips you may consider to help you get the most out of your meeting with the dentist.

Arrive On Time

Getting to your appointment in plenty of time will allow you time to sit and relax for a moment before your name is…


Five Tricks for Teaching Your Kids Better Dental Habits

July 11, 2014

Better Dental HabitsIt’s easy to see that kids live by the example set by their parents, so staying positive and upbeat about visiting the dentist is key to teaching your children the importance of regular cleanings and good overall oral hygiene for the rest of their lives. By maintaining a relaxed and calm demeanor when visiting the dentist yourself to encouraging daily dental habits amongst your children, you are sure to help them understand the importance of healthy teeth. Here are a few strategic tricks you can try to encourage lifelong dental well-being.

Show Them by Example

There’s really no better way to teach your child something…


Five Secrets to Banishing Bad Breath

July 9, 2014

Banishing Bad BreathThere’s no nice way to put it; bad breath stinks. Not only is it loathsome and extremely embarrassing to have, but it’s hard to be around others who possess it. Everyone seems to suffer from this obnoxious situation from time to time, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With good dental care and a few practical home remedies, bad breath can be banished. The biggest offender for bad breath is a significant amount of bacteria that has built up inside the mouth. Good oral hygiene habits are essential to nixing odors caused by bacteria. By brushing twice daily, flossing…


Five Reasons Braces Are a Good Investment

July 7, 2014

Braces are a great investment for cosmetic reasons and for your overall health and well being

BracesAre you considering braces for your son or daughter?  This orthodontic treatment option offers surprising benefits that are both cosmetic and healthy.  Many people consider it to be a great investment for their child’s future.  The following are five reasons why braces are worth the price.

1 – Better Smile

The most obvious advantage that comes with braces is a better smile.  Sure your teen will have to wear braces for a while.  However, once they are taken off, he or she will have beautiful straight teeth.  This cosmetic improvement is life changing.  It will…