Archive for September, 2017

The Importance Of Mouthguards

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Don't leave your child's teeth unprotected, buy a mouthguard today.

Don’t leave your child’s teeth unprotected, buy a mouthguard today.

If your child is playing a sport or taking part in a recreational activity, your biggest concern is always for your child’s safety. We want our children to be protected with pads and gear while playing contact sports, so why should we leave their teeth unprotected? (more…)

How Back To School Stress Affects Oral Health

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Did you know that stress also affects your oral health?

Did you know that stress also affects your oral health?

All of us experience stress to some degree, and some deal with stress more often than others. Stress doesn’t only affect our mind, but it can cause physical symptoms as well. It is widely known that stress causes headaches, tension in muscles or upset stomachs, but did you know that stress also affects your oral health? While people of every age experience stress, young adults in high school and college have the highest levels of stress. As the school season starts to get in full swing this month, learn the effects that stress can have on oral health, and healthy ways to deal with that stress. (more…)

How To Care For Sensitive Teeth

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Teeth sensitivity is common, but with these tips and some help from Affinity Dental, your sensitivity issues can subside over time.

Tooth sensitivity is common, but with these tips and some help from Affinity Dental, your sensitivity issues can subside over time.

Tooth sensitivity is very common and can be a very painful and annoying problem. While people of all ages can experience tooth sensitivity, it mainly affects people between the ages of 25 to 30. Luckily, with these tips on how to care for your teeth and some help from Affinity Dental, your sensitivity issues can subside over time. (more…)

Does Oil Pulling Really Clean Your Mouth?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
When used daily, oil pulling can have many benefits including decreasing bad breath, removing teeth staining and reducing bacteria in the mouth.

When used daily, oil pulling can have many benefits including decreasing bad breath, removing teeth staining and reducing bacteria in the mouth.

Oil pulling is a relatively new trend in oral hygiene, but it has quickly become a very popular topic. The act of oil pulling has actually been around for 3000 years when it was developed in Ayurvedic medicine for cleaning and detoxifying teeth and gums. It’s very important to note that while oil pulling can have benefits on your oral hygiene, it should never replace your traditional oral care or routine dental visits. (more…)

When Should My Child get Braces?

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Does your child need braces?

Does your child need braces?

Kids can need braces for any number of reasons. They may have crooked, overlapping or overcrowded teeth, or they may have a bad bite known as malocclusion. Malocclusion is when there’s a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws. When the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it’s called an overbite. When the lower jaw is bigger, it’s called an underbite. Tooth and jaw problems can be caused by losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits such as thumb sucking. They are also often inherited, so if you or someone in your family needed braces, it’s likely that your kids will, too.  (more…)