2017 Jul

The Lifespan of a Cap

2017-11-17T13:19:30+00:00

The Lifespan of a Cap I had a lower jaw tooth pulled several weeks ago and I have been in constant pain ever since. My dentist says I have a dry socket, which he packed with some type of medicine. That helped for a while, but now the pain is almost unbearable again. What can [...]

The Lifespan of a Cap 2017-11-17T13:19:30+00:00
2017 Jul

8 Steps to a Brighter, Healthier Smile

2017-11-17T13:19:38+00:00

8 Steps to a Brighter, Healthier Smile Healthy habits, like avoiding certain foods and drinking plenty of water, can help your smile shine. In order to achieve a sparkling smile, you’ll need to treat your teeth to more than just regular brushing. Healthy teeth start with healthy habits — from your brushing routine to the foods you [...]

8 Steps to a Brighter, Healthier Smile 2017-11-17T13:19:38+00:00
2017 Jul

Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease another Reason to Brush Your Teeth and Take Your Statin

2017-11-17T13:18:49+00:00

Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease another Reason to Brush Your Teeth and Take Your Statin If you are an adult then there is a good chance that you have some form of periodontal disease.  It is estimated that 47% of adults are affected by periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums of [...]

Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease another Reason to Brush Your Teeth and Take Your Statin 2017-11-17T13:18:49+00:00
2017 Jul

7 Lies Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling

2017-11-17T13:18:18+00:00

7 Lies Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling People tend to stretch the truth a little bit when they visit their dentist. And dentists know it, says Shawn Adibi, DDS, an associate professor in the department of general practice and dental public health at the University of Texas at Houston. For example, when patients say they floss once [...]

7 Lies Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling 2017-11-17T13:18:18+00:00
2017 Jul

Stopped flossing? Teeth still vital to overall health

2017-11-17T13:18:26+00:00

Stopped flossing? Teeth still vital to overall health (CNN) Your teeth are more than just something to chew and smile with. Research is increasingly showing that they can have an effect on your overall health. Many Americans think their poor oral health is holding them back. In a 2015 survey by the American Dental Association, 20% of low-income adults [...]

Stopped flossing? Teeth still vital to overall health 2017-11-17T13:18:26+00:00
2017 Jul

Dental coverage may be yanked under GOP health care plan

2017-11-17T13:18:34+00:00

Dental coverage may be yanked under GOP health care plan (CNN) As Republicans hash out the details of their health plans, dental associations around the country are looking nervously at the future. It has been little talked about, but the dental coverage that children receive and the coverage some adults get through their state's Medicaid plans [...]

Dental coverage may be yanked under GOP health care plan 2017-11-17T13:18:34+00:00
2017 Jul

Can I Replace My Teeth with Dentures?

2017-11-17T13:21:01+00:00

Can I Replace My Teeth with Dentures? As long as you are in good general health, you can have your teeth removed and dentures made. The real issue is whether this is the right decision for you. This critical decision must be made when you are pain free and not focused on other distractions. During [...]

Can I Replace My Teeth with Dentures? 2017-11-17T13:21:01+00:00
2017 Jul

Options to Save Teeth from Periodontal Disease?

2017-11-17T13:21:10+00:00

Options to Save Teeth from Periodontal Disease? My husband, age 50, was recently diagnosed with periodontal disease and has just gotten a recommendation that all of his upper teeth and most of the lowers be replaced by dentures, as it looks like they cannot be saved. We're seeing a periodontist in a couple of weeks. [...]

Options to Save Teeth from Periodontal Disease? 2017-11-17T13:21:10+00:00
2017 Jun

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

2017-11-17T13:21:17+00:00

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body The mouth is a window into the health of the body. It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. For example, systemic diseases—those that affect the entire body, such as diabetes, AIDS and Sjögren’s syndrome—may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems. The mouth is [...]

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body 2017-11-17T13:21:17+00:00
2017 Jun

Why is Brushing Teeth So Important?

2017-11-17T13:26:30+00:00

Why is Brushing Teeth So Important? Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons. First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes cavities, gum disease and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, toothpaste contains fluoride, [...]

Why is Brushing Teeth So Important? 2017-11-17T13:26:30+00:00