Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering from head, mouth and facial injuries resulting from sports-related accidents to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. Many oral and facial injuries can be easily prevented with the use of sports safety equipment like helmets and mouth guards.
Missing teeth can be a major problem, not just for your appearance, but also for your oral health. Are you considering dental implants? 5 Benefits to Implants They will help improve your appearance Implants look and feel like your natural teeth Dental implants can help you speak and chew properly They can help prevent other […]
The American Dental Association has designated February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year’s theme is “Sealants Make Sense.” Healthy Smile Tips from the ADA HEALTHY SMILE TIPS Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Clean between your teeth daily. Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks. See […]
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year the theme is “Sealants Make Sense!” Sealants are thin coatings that seal off pits or grooves in teeth where plaque can hide. Plaque is a leading cause of tooth decay. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to pain, infection, cavities, and even tooth loss. […]
There are few things that seem to be as integral a part of good oral hygiene as flossing. Parents usually begin teaching their children at an early age how to floss their teeth, and it’s a task reinforced throughout life by dental professionals who stress the importance of flossing daily. In fact, many people wonder […]
For many people, dental health is not a priority. It’s estimated only 64% of Americans visited the dentist in 2018, and the numbers were probably lowered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The result is that many Americans are at high risk for tooth decay and gum disease, which has been associated with other serious health problems […]
Most oral surgeons will recommend removing wisdom teeth if they are becoming impacted, or if they grow sideways instead of up into the mouth. This is because an oversized third molar can damage neighboring teeth and surrounding structures in your jaw, such as a nerve canal that lies below the roots of the tooth. Even […]
It’s back to school time. As your child gets ready for the new season, don’t forget about their mouth. Fall sports are on the way and it’s important to have a mouth guard at all times when playing rough games of football or soccer, or even just practicing in gym class. A mouth guard will […]