As we discussed last week, sweet treats during the summer can have damaging affects on your teeth. While it’s easy to overindulge during summer and it is tempting to let good oral health fall by the wayside, it’s actually the most important time to be diligent about oral health. Keep reading for some tips and tricks for you and your kids to practice good dental hygiene this summer. (more…)
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Summers are always full of joy and gatherings of friends and family. From crab feasts and barbecues to ice creams and iced coffees, people get together to bond over food. Some people crave these sweet treats all year round but they prove to be a greater hurdle in the summer time. While these foods are delicious, they can be a major hazard to proper oral hygiene. According to Dr. Sameer Patel these summer treats full of high sugar and high acid levels can have dire effects on your teeth. (more…)
It can seem inevitable. Even when you’ve been following all of your dentist’s recommendations – brushing twice a day, flossing, gargling and scheduling routine cleaning appointments – a day comes when you know you have a cavity. You’ve been so careful – how did this happen? Believe it or not, there are a lot of reasons a cavity can manifest, apparently out of nowhere. More often than not, the smallest changes in your daily routine are to blame. Take a moment to consider your normal habits – diet, brushing style and design of toothbrush and gargle – and then examine of few of these possible causes. Believe it or not, seemingly unrelated changes in habit can negatively affect your oral hygiene and cause multiple cavities. (more…)
As we get older, especially if we make it a point to practice good daily oral hygiene for overall dental health, it’s sometimes safe to assume that we never have serious tooth problems. But one of the most common exceptions to that rule comes when wisdom teeth make their unexpected appearance along the gum line. Some dentists will recommend that adults have them removed after their first appearance, while others may claim that oral surgery is only necessary if chronic pain persists. So how serious are those wisdom teeth, and can they affect your long-term dental health? (more…)
As the warmer weather is coming, many people are beginning to consider how to brush off the cold and dryness of winter and gearing up for their annual spring cleaning. But aside from just finally getting rid of the clutter around your home, think about your own health and well-being — particularly the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and promised to maintain. Here are some important tips for using springtime as the best time to focus on good dental health! (more…)
If you’ve been thinking about getting dental implants, you’ve probably found that there is a lot of research needed before making a decision on cosmetic dentistry. Dental implants are for those looking to replace a missing tooth or teeth, but how do you know if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant? That’s where confusion sets in. Let’s take a look at individuals who are good candidates for dental implants.
Everyone knows that helmets and pads are important for protecting yourself during sports. But what about your mouth? Cracked teeth, bruised tongues, and bitten lips are all sports injuries that can be avoided with one simple, affordable device: a mouth guard! (more…)