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 […]
September 21, 2015

4 Oral Health Problems for Seniors

If you’re of a certain age, your mouth may be doing things you never thought it would, like telling people to meet you at 4:30 p.m. for dinner, asking family members to repeat themselves and… getting more cavities. What’s that? Cavities?! What many people don’t realize is that, although you might think that by this time of life, you should have the oral health thing down, age has a way of undermining your best efforts. Here are a few common complaints among seniors: Cavities Like we said, tooth decay isn’t just a concern for the littlest patients. In fact, it’s […]
September 14, 2015

7 Worst Habits for Your Teeth

You call it a nervous tick, or maybe just an innocent pastime. But those little habits of yours may have more consequences than you thought – and your teeth could be paying the price. In fact, seemingly innocuous habits like nail biting could have serious effects on your teeth. Here are the worst ones: Avoiding tap water If you’re a “bottled water” snob, you might think you’re healthier than the general population. But tap water actually contains fluoride, which can help strengthen your teeth. If tap water isn’t an option for you, make sure you’re getting a good amount of […]
September 7, 2015

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Grinding Your Teeth

From jaw clicking to headaches and achy muscles, grinding your teeth can be a tough habit to live with – and a tougher one to break. Here’s what you need to know about teeth grinding today. You may not know you do it. Believe it or not, many people who grind their teeth don’t know it. Often people don’t realize they have the habit until their dentist notices the trademark wearing on their teeth or their partner tells then they’re grinding sounds are keeping them up at night. If you have unexplained pain in your mouth, jaw or experience frequent […]
August 31, 2015

7 Tips for Keeping Good Oral Hygiene While Traveling

Labor Day is just around the corner, and while this means relaxing and sleeping in for an extended weekend, for many people, the coming holiday means travel! If you’re heading out on a late-summer vacation or a simple road trip, make sure you’re keeping your teeth and gums healthy along the way. Here are a few ways to keep your mouth clean (and healthy) while you’re traveling: 1. Ventilate Your Toothbrush Believe it or not, your toothbrush needs air! A toothbrush holder without holes for ventilation can keep moisture locked inside, which can cause bacteria to grow. Keep your toothbrush […]
August 24, 2015

3 Reasons for Dental Implants

Your smile says a lot about you, and unless you want to live your life with a frown, you likely can’t avoid showing the world your teeth. This can be a scary proposition for people with missing teeth. If you’re missing teeth, there are several options for restoring and improving your smile. A dental implant is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a long-term solution that keeps your gums and bones healthy without requiring you to change your eating habits. You should consider dental implants if you have any of the following: Congenital Missing Teeth Believe it or not, […]
August 17, 2015

4 Reasons to Get a Back to School Dental Exam

It’s August, and for most households, that means it’s time to get ready to head back to the classroom. From buying new school clothes to registering for classes and sports teams to attending those back to school nights, this time of year can sneak by before you know it. If you don’t have a back-to-school dental exam on your to-do list, you should! Here’s why: Dental Problems = Missed School Believe it or not, dental problems are one of the main reasons kids miss school. That’s because tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood illness we know of! With […]
August 10, 2015

The Dos and Don’ts of Dental Implants

If you’re considering dental implants, hat’s off to you! Las Vegas dental implants can change your life in more ways than you think. You’ll enjoy the beautiful look of healthy, white, straight teeth, as well as the peace of mind of knowing that your mouth is in good health. But if you’re going to have dental implants, you should know a few dos and don’ts for after the procedure. Here are a few: Do: Eat Well A proper, nutritious diet is super important, even if you can’t chew properly right after your dental implant procedure. Before your surgery, prep foods […]
August 3, 2015

5 Tips to Avoiding Cracked Teeth

Did you know that cracked teeth can lead to tooth extractions (and thus, require you to get a denture or dental implant)? While your tooth enamel can withstand a lot of wear and tear, it can’t stand up to everything. In fact, some everyday activities can crack your teeth over time. If you want to know how to best avoid cracked teeth, we’ve got a few tips to help: Watch what you chew. In general, some people are just more prone to chewing habits. From chewing on ice to chewing on pens and pen caps to biting into those unpopped […]