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Summer Foods for a Healthier Smile

July 19, 2019
Summer Foods for a Healthier Smile

Pies, chips, soda, ice cream, and pop sickles are often popular foods we eat when celebrating the summer festivities and parties with our loved ones. These foods are tasty, but they may not be so good for your teeth as much as they are unhealthy for your health. The reason is these peoples are pack with highly refined sugars and carbohydrates that can settle in between the pits of your teeth and gum line. Trapped food particles create a perfect environment for bacteria causing cavities to feast on as you celebrate your summer festivities.

Instead of spreading your dinner table with highly refined…


Some Reasons Why You Gums May Hurt

July 18, 2019

Some Reasons Why You Gums May Hurt

The gums or gingiva are the soft tissue inside your mouth that holds your teeth in place. Your gums help seal the deep bone structure of your teeth to keep them healthy. The gums are a special type of tissue that binds very tight to the bone structure that your teeth sit on. When the gum tissue becomes diseased or infected, this can cause severe pain or cause you to lose your teeth. Here are the most common gum problems.

  1. Swollen and Bleeding Gums
  2. Swollen and bleeding gums is a good indication of gingivitis at an early stage of gum disease. Normal healthy gums may bleed…


What exactly is digital dentistry, and how does it improve my dental care?

July 16, 2019
What exactly is digital dentistry, and how does it improve my dental care?

Like many industries, dentistry is shifting towards a digital world. Patients may have questions about how digital dentistry will improve dental care? What exactly does the word digital mean in dentistry? The advancement and miniaturization of computer hardware and imaging techniques have significantly opened new avenues to streamline and improve patient care.

What does the digital mean in digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry can describe any new dental technology or medical device that utilizes computers instead of mechanical or electrical devices. The use of digital technologies in dentistry can…


Cosmetic Dentistry Helping You Smile with Confidence

July 15, 2019

Cosmetic Dentistry Helping You Smile with Confidence

Have you tried to hide your smile when taking photographs? Avoid smiling when meeting people? Are you feeling the lack of confidence because of your teeth? If you answer yes to some of these questions, cosmetic dentistry can help shape your smile. A vast majority of adults believe that a smile is a valuable social asset. Some adults feel that being confident and attractive can significantly help improve their career advancement opportunities.

Advances in cosmetic dentistry and technology means that it’ll take less time for you to achieve the smile you always want. Improvement in dental materials…


Which tooth filling options is best for me?

July 13, 2019
Which tooth filling options is best for me?

During your dental visit to treat a cavity or cracked tooth, your dentist will map out a treatment plan and dental filling options. Many dental fillings options are available, and they each have their pros and cons. Knowing the differences between the dental filling material can help you make a decision that will best meet your needs and budget. The common types of dental fillings can include metals (gold and silver amalgam), resin composite, and ceramics. The most common fillings are silver amalgam and resin composite. Silver amalgam and resin composite make a good tradeoff for durability and aesthetics when compared to the high cost of…


Is it normal to have pain after a tooth filling?

July 12, 2019
Is it normal to have pain after a tooth filling?

The purpose of getting a tooth fill is to remove tooth decay. Dentists perform tooth filling routinely, and the procedure is a safe and effective method to restore function to a tooth. After having a tooth filled, some people may feel no pain after a few days. But some people may feel prolonged pain or sensitivity. It is common to have some pain and sensitivity after a dental filling procedure. Usually, any discomfort after a dental filling should subside after a few days. However, a variety of factors can cause prolonged pain and sensitivity. Let’s take a look at…


Dental tooth filling – during and after

July 10, 2019
Dental tooth filling – during and after

What exactly is a tooth filling, and why would a dentist perform this procedure? Most people will need to have more than one tooth filled in their lifetime. Dental filling procedures are performed routinely to treat cavities, repair cracked teeth, or restore function to a tooth that may have worn down over time. The gap or hole created by a dentist after drilling out the tooth decay is filled with material made from either composite materials or amalgam. A dental filling procedure can typically take about one hour to complete. When your dentist recommends a dental filling, you…


Caring For Your Teeth As You Age

July 9, 2019
Caring For Your Teeth As You Age

There are many changes to your teeth and mouth as you age. As you get older, it is even more important to take good care of your dental health. Many people think that losing teeth is unavoidable in old age, however it’s not true. If you care for your teeth properly, your teeth will last a lifetime.

Dental and oral changes

Aging can cause tooth enamel to be worn down due to all the chewing, biting, and grinding of the food we eat. The nerves in your teeth can also…


Mouth Bacteria and What They Do

July 5, 2019
Mouth Bacteria and What They Do

Your mouth is full of bacteria that are both good and bad. You can’t see, feel, or taste the bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria are tiny microorganisms that live essentially everywhere in the environment, on plants and animals. Up to 700 different kinds of bacteria can live in the mouth. Bacteria cover everywhere in the mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks and back of the throat. With regular proper brushing and flossing can reduce the harmful bacteria that can build up between teeth and along the gum line. Let’s take a closer look at the good and harmful bacteria that live in the…


Dump the Soda for a Healthier Smile

July 4, 2019
Dump the Soda for a Healthier Smile

It is no big secret that drinking soda every day can lead to tooth decay. Not only is drinking soda daily not good for your teeth, but it is also linked to health complications, including obesity, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Advertisements for soda in television commercials and the prevalence of soda at the supermarket makes it difficult to avoid buying and drinking soda. This has made drinking soda a regular drink of choice for a growing number of people, especially for children and young adults. Daily consumption of soda is one of the leading causes of tooth decay in children and adults. Drinking soda is not necessarily bad…