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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Restorative Dental Treatment Options for Seniors

Senior Dental Care
Over time, wear and tear on our pearly whites can result in functional and cosmetic issues. This is especially true for seniors, whose teeth have been subject to fifty or more years of use. Following are common dental problems seniors face and treatment suggestions to address them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups for Seniors

Dentist treating patient with gum disease
Contrary to popular belief, losing teeth is largely a result of preventable oral disease and not a direct consequence of aging. It is possible for your teeth to last a lifetime with the right attention. The two most important aspects of this care are a good, at-home oral hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Perks Dentists Offer to Stand Out to their Patrons

Dentist treating patient with gum disease
In many places, the world of dentistry is becoming more and more competitive. And, as the consumer, that’s great news for you! When more than one dental practice starts vying for the same client base, acquiring and maintaining patients becomes even more important for the contending offices. Sometimes, this healthy competition translates into extra incentives for patients. We’ve done a little research and put together a list of sweeteners (that don’t cause cavities) dentists are offering to stand out to their patrons.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

3 Tips to Trick-Or-Treat Tooth Smart

Dentist treating patient with gum disease
Since tomorrow is the biggest day of the year for collecting and devouring sweet treats, we thought we’d put together three tips to think about when it comes to buying and consuming candy this All Hallows’ Eve- and as long as that goody supply lasts for the days/weeks that follow:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

10 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Dentist treating patient with gum disease
In dentistry, “gum disease” or “periodontal disease” are general terms used to describe when gum, or gingiva tissue is in an unhealthy state. There are two main categories that gum disease can be broken into:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wisdom Teeth and Dental Health

Wisdom Teeth
The normal adult mouth boasts 32 permanent teeth. In most cases, all except the wisdom teeth have erupted by age thirteen. The third set of molars, or “wisdom teeth,” usually come in during a person’s late teen or early twenty years.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Why Smoking is Bad for Your Teeth

Smoking is bad for health and teeth
You probably already know that smoking is bad for your health, but, did you realize that smoking can have significant negative effects on your oral health as well? Some of the dental problems that smoking contributes to include:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

8 Major Steps One Can Take To Prevent Tooth Decay

preventing tooth decay
The best way to avoid painful and expensive dental issues is to prevent them. While there is no magic product or routine that can guarantee perfect oral health, there are certainly several tried and true measures you can apply to fend off tooth decay.  Here are 8 steps our dentists recommend to prevent tooth decay.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Why Does Tooth Enamel Erode And How to Restore It

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Enamel is the thin, protective layer that covers the crown, or exposed portion of your tooth. At its deepest points, enamel is only about 2.5 millimeters thick. Though this might seem pretty thin, enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and is critical to the health of your teeth. It serves as protection from daily tooth wear, such as chewing, biting and grinding- forces that the dentin, or main body of your tooth, can’t withstand.  It also acts as an insulator to protect your teeth from harsh (and potentially painful) chemicals and temperatures.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

6 Major Causes of Tooth Loss

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There are many reasons why you might have a gap in your pearly whites. Having missing teeth is not just a cosmetic issue. The consequences of an absent tooth could include: decreased chewing ability, nutrition implications, difficulty speaking, diminished self-esteem, and additional dental problems.