December 20, 2015

Keep Your Dental Implants Healthy This Holiday Season.

Keep your dental implants nice and healthy during the busy holiday time! Here’s how… Keep up on your oral hygiene – brush twice a day and floss once daily. Use interdental brushes–brushes that slide between teeth—to help clean the hard to reach areas around your dental implant. If you smoke, quit – smoking can weaken the bone structure and can contribute to dental implant failure. Avoid chewing on ice and hard foods – we always discourage chewing on ice and hard foods for natural teeth — your dental implants are no different. Both ice and hard foods can crack parts […]
December 1, 2015

Cut Sugar to Cut Tooth Decay

It’s the time of year when treats start showing up, well, everywhere. From workplace goodies to gifts from friends and neighbors, it’s hard to avoid sugary snacks –and the temptation to overindulge in them! But did you know that, along with its ill effects on your waistline, sugar also does a number on your teeth? In fact, a 2014 study from the World Health Organization found that when caloric intake of sugar increased from 0% to 5%, the amount of tooth decay doubled. That’s when the same organization dropped their daily recommendation for sugar intake from 10% of total calories […]
December 1, 2015

The Holiday Season is Here: Time to Sparkle!

November is here, and that means the holidays are officially upon us. From family gatherings over Thanksgiving dinner to work parties, church get-togethers and holiday vacations, this is the time of year your smile is doing overtime! And with all those formal events and photo ops, you’ll want to make sure your smile is brighter than the holiday lights this season. Improve Your Smile Here are a few ways to make sure your smile is sparkling for the holidays. Whiten If years of coffee drinking, red wine loving or simple wear and tear have made your teeth look a little, […]
November 24, 2015

4 Habits that Make the Dentist’s Naughty List

This time of year, you might be thinking about your behavior and checking it twice, but Santa isn’t the only one you want to impress. Keeping your dentist happy means you’re keeping your dental health in order, so if you’re on your Las Vegas dentist “naughty list” with these habits, now is the time to stop! Drinking Soda If a cold, sugary soda is your guilty pleasure, there are more than a few reasons to stop. Not only does drinking soda increase your risk of diabetes, but the combination of acid and sugar is downright terrible for your teeth. And […]
November 16, 2015

The Best Thanksgiving Foods for Your Teeth

This time of year, you likely have turkey and pumpkin pie on the brain, but Thanksgiving dinner also comes along with its share of guilt. Those comfort foods, like marshmallow-topped yams and pecan pie, aren’t exactly health foods. That said, as far as your teeth are concerned, you can feel good about quite a few items on your Thanksgiving table spread due to their oral health benefits. Here are the Thanksgiving foods your teeth with love. Veggie Tray Okay, okay, so it’s not everyone’s favorite part of the dinner, but that veggie/relish tray is worth partaking. That’s because veggies contain […]
November 4, 2015

4 Habits That Can Improve Your Teeth

You already know that your daily regimen of brushing and flossing teeth is a critical part of preventing tooth decay and promoting overall oral health. That said, there are a few surprising things you can do to help protect your teeth, and you might even be excited to start calling them “habits.” Eat More Cheese Cue the fondue! Eating cheese is actually very healthy for your teeth (although should be done in moderation on account of your waistline). Casein, a protein found in cheese, is reported to protect teeth and aid in cavity prevention. In fact, after you eat cheese, […]
October 29, 2015

The Best and Worst Candy for Your Teeth

It’s the spookiest time of year, and that means that kids (and let’s be honest, adults too) will be eating a whole lot of sweets in the coming week. Halloween means trick-or-treating for sugary treats, not to mention work and school parties. And while we’d like to think everyone will be doing their teeth a favor by avoiding candy altogether, we know that’s wishful thinking on our part. But we’re here to tell you that not all candy is created equal; in fact, some are much worse for your teeth than others. Good Candy Sugar Free Hard Candies: If you […]
October 9, 2015

4 Ways to Keep Your Mouth Happy this Halloween

If you’ve ever celebrated Halloween with a child (or as a child), you won’t be surprised to find out that more candy is sold during the Halloween holiday than at any other time of the year. Add to that the timely appearance of pumpkin-inspired treats, and it’s easy to overdue the sugar consumption this time of year. If you’re looking to keep your family’s dental hygiene top-notch (and we know you are), here are a few ways you can do it. Drink lots of water. In many parts of the country, public water contains fluoride, which can really help protect […]
October 2, 2015

4 Ways Your Eating Habits Affect Your Teeth

It’s October, and that means we’re heading into the time of year when eating becomes a celebratory habit. From Halloween candy to Thanksgiving pies to Christmas cookies and treats, it’s easy to overdo it this time of year. You already know that your eating habits can affect your waistline, as well as your overall health. It may be time to consider what they do to your mouth. Poor Nutrition Affects the Immune System When you’re not getting the right nutrition, your entire body suffers. That’s because poor nutrition is linked to decreased immune system function – and that in turn […]
October 2, 2015

5 Ways to Care for Your Dental Implants

If you’ve opted for dental implants, congratulations! Dental implants are an amazing way to restore your smile and keep your gums and teeth healthy. There’s no doubt you’re already enjoying the look of your beautiful, straight, white smile – and you want to keep enjoying it for years to come. Caring for your dental implants is an important part of keeping your teeth and mouth healthy long-term. Dental Implants Here are a few things you should make sure you’re doing: Get the right toothbrush. It’s easy – and inexpensive – to select a good-quality toothbrush, whether you have dental implants […]