What’s the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them? According to a survey done by the Academy of General Dentistry, 40% of people notice a smile first and 96% believe that a smile is an important aspect of a person’s appearance. And it’s not just about looks. Lily Garcia, a [...]
If you follow our Brighter blog, you have probably read other posts concerning the correlation between good dental health and overall health concerns. As more research is done linking these two schools of medicine, this theory is becoming harder and harder to ignore.
Case in point, diabetes and dental health. Unlike other health concerns, [...]
Brighter Monthly Photo Contest
We here at Brighter want to celebrate your beautiful smile. Starting in August, we’ll pick a “Best Smile” photo winner each month from a follower in our social network – Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus, and Pinterest. The winning photo will be used as [...]
Not all dentist practices are created equal. For many, this begins and ends with the dentists at the practice. Certainly the hygienists and support staff also play a large role in the makeup of a practice as well. But so too do the actual tools the dentists use in order to [...]
Being responsible for the dental health of your child may seem like an intimidating task – but it doesn’t have to be. These simple tricks should put you on the road to success in no time. Here is a quick reference guide for some of the most common questions parents ask about their [...]
That might seem like a bit of an overstatement, because let’s be honest – it’s pretty hard to beat a Cinnabon. However, changes in healthcare, shifts in the marketplace, and dental alternatives have all altered the landscape for consumers like you. You might not know it yet, but dentists are working harder than [...]
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is another term for gum disease. The severity of this problem can range from slight inflammation and redness of the gums (called gingivitis) to serious infections that can cause major damage to the soft tissue and bones in a mouth (called periodontitis).
So, what causes it?
Periodontal disease [...]
Let’s face it, going to the dentist can be a traumatic experience, but it doesn’t need to be. The best way to ensure you have a pleasant trip to the dentist’s office is by doing some research ahead of time. Selecting a dentist that makes you feel sensible, comfortable, and safe should be your top [...]
It is important that we recognize that staying on top of our oral health has more advantages than just sporting a pearly white smile (though that it a great benefit!). It is an essential piece of the puzzle in ensuring that our physical health is also top notch!