Dental Myths and Misconceptions

Posted on April 14th, 2014

A large majority of adults don’t look forward to visiting their dentist. In fact, 12 percent of adults in the U.S. have dental anxiety. While it is true that going to the dentist isn’t exactly a top priority on everyone’s to-do list, it really isn’t as bad as some people make it seem. Modern medications and technology make going to the dentist a virtually pain-free experience. However, common dental misconceptions that people have cause them to fear going to the dentist.

I’m sure you’ve probably had plenty of dental questions you’ve wanted to ask your dentist but didn’t get the [...]

How To Be Prepared For A Dental Emergency

Posted on April 7th, 2014

A dental emergency can be an injury to the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. Accidents happen, and sometimes, an injury to the mouth is unavoidable. Oral injuries are often very painful and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait to treat an oral injury, the more likely it is to cause permanent damage, as well as the need for more extensive and costly treatment down the road.

When it comes to a dental emergency, your best tool is preparedness. Here are some common injuries and a quick summary of what to do, should [...]

Causes of Bad Breath

Posted on March 31st, 2014

Having bad breath can be embarrassing and frustrating to deal with. It is medically called halitosis, which can be the result of poor dental hygiene habits. Bad breath may be a sign of other health problems, so if you frequently have bad breath, you may need to bring it up with a dentist or doctor. Bad breath can often be made worse by certain types of food or foods that are smellier in nature. So what are some of the major causes of bad breath?  

Eating

Since all food that is eaten begins breaking down in the [...]

Manual and Electric Toothbrushes

Posted on March 26th, 2014

When walking through the toothbrush aisle at the store, one can often feel overwhelmed. Most of the time there is an entire row of toothbrushes ranging from different styles ranging from manual to electric and brushes with different bristle texture and hardness. So which do you choose? Almost every toothbrush advertisement states that ⅘ dentists prefer this brand or something similar so it is often difficult to choose. The first step in picking a toothbrush is whether or not you buy a manual or electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have become increasingly more popular but how do they compare to [...]

Traditional Braces and Invisalign

Posted on March 19th, 2014

So you finally made the decision to straighten your teeth, what’s next? Traditionally, teeth could only be straightening by using one method-- applying metal braces to teeth that would, in time, pressure teeth into place. Though the outcome is desirable, traditional metal braces have been known to be a pain for those who have to wear them. Now, there is many other aesthetically appealing methods that you can consider when straightening your teeth, such as Invisalign.  

Invisalign is a newer technology that helps a person straighten their teeth. Invisalign are clear, removable aligners that a person can [...]

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