Should I Use Sedation While Undergoing A Dental Procedure?

Do you feel anxiety whenever you visit the dentist? Do thoughts of getting a cavity filled make you shiver in fear? If so, then you may have dentophobia. A fear of visiting the dentist isn’t uncommon, and there are sedation methods available that can help you relax. Ask your dentist about these methods at your… Read more »

Five Bad Breath Culprits

One in every four Americans deals with halitosis, or chronic bad breath. If you are constantly popping wintergreen mints or spearmint gum to freshen your breath, it could be a sign that you are part of that 25 percent. There are ways to prevent this bad breath, and we have compiled list of the most… Read more »

What Creatures are Colonizing in Your Mouth?

More than 700 different strains of bacteria have been found colonizing in the human mouth. Some bacteria are worse than others, but scientists have identified a few specific diseases that have developed through these specific bacteria living in the mouth. The top two bacteria found in patients’ mouths are Streptococcus Mutans and Porphyromonas Gingivalis (try… Read more »

Toothpaste Flavors Throughout History

Whether you like minty freshness or the heat of cinnamon, everyone has their favorite flavor of toothpaste. However, throughout history, people have had some interesting choices in flavors for their early versions of toothpastes. Myrrh Ancient Egypt used the powdered ashes of various substances for their toothpaste, including pumice and oxen hooves. The most flavorful… Read more »

Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

As you prepare for your forthcoming bundle of joy, there are many vital items on your to-do list. But would you believe that one of your more important preparations have to do with maintaining your oral health? It’s true! Pregnancy can make some dental problems worse, so it’s imperative that you don’t neglect your oral… Read more »

Dental Health Resolutions

Visiting the dentist should be a priority in 2015 if you would like to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Every extra month that passes without a dental visit is a month that could be damaging your teeth and your wallet. Periodontal disease is a contributing factor in many other serious health diseases such as arthritis,… Read more »

The Dangers of Teeth Clenching

Teeth are designed to fit together smoothly, with the top and bottom teeth touching only when chewing. We all clench our teeth to some degree; it is a natural result of stress or anger, for example. However, frequent unnatural clenching or grinding of the teeth is the result of a condition called bruxism. An estimated… Read more »

Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can ruin a date, cause co-workers to avoid you, and generally be an unwelcomed nuisance. Here are some ways that you can tackle your bad breath and start down the road to minty freshness. Avoid Garlic and Onions: Foods like garlic and onions can be smelled on the breath for up to three… Read more »

What Do Dentists Do?

When you visit the dentist, you may only see a small part of what we do on a regular basis. Dentists do much more than just clean your teeth and instruct you to brush and floss. In today’s blog, we’ll talk more about just a few of the things that dentists can expect to do… Read more »