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Dental Health for Women During Pregnancy

It is common for many expectant women to experience dental problems. Dental issues such as cavities, gingivitis and periodontitis are common, and if left untreated, these conditions can easily harm both the mother and the baby. In order to avoid being victims of these dental problems, pregnant women should practice the following: Brushing and Flossing  [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:27:53-04:00February 12th, 2014|Pregnancy|Comments Off on Dental Health for Women During Pregnancy

The Real Cost of Cigarettes

The Real Cost is an initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help reduce teenage smoking. 9 out of 10 high school students don't currently smoke, and those numbers are fantastic, but we need to reduce that figure even further. This new commercial is targeted at a younger audience who are [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:27:54-04:00February 6th, 2014|misc, Tobacco|Comments Off on The Real Cost of Cigarettes

The Effect of Chewing Tobacco on Teeth

There's no way to sugar coat this: Chewing tobacco is terrible for teeth, mouths, and health. Just like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco contains nicotine and dangerous chemicals and, actually, is processed with sugar just the same as candy, and we all know how bad candy is for teeth. Even a small pinch next to the gums [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:27:54-04:00January 10th, 2014|Tobacco|Comments Off on The Effect of Chewing Tobacco on Teeth

Symptoms of a Cavity (Dental Caries)

The word cavity is one of the most ominous words in dental health. It's associated with a potentially painful--but necessary--trip to the dentist's office to get the problem fixed. Ignoring a tooth cavity could lead to various long term problems including tooth loss, gum disease and dangerous infections. Since most people aren't dentistry experts, we [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:27:54-04:00December 20th, 2013|Cavities|Comments Off on Symptoms of a Cavity (Dental Caries)

Correcting a Smile with Dental Veneers

A dental veneer is a material shell used within cosmetic dentistry to protect, as well as cover, teeth. Veneers are available in both composite and dental porcelain materials. Composite veneers differ from dental porcelain ones in that composites can be directly placed within the mouth, bonded with dental cement. Porcelain models can only be established [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:27:54-04:00December 10th, 2013|misc|Comments Off on Correcting a Smile with Dental Veneers

Disadvantages of General Anesthesia For Dental Procedures

Going to the dentist can be a worrisome task for some people. In the past, many of these people chose to have general anesthesia employed as a way of avoiding their fears. In other cases, in the past, this type of anesthesia was used because the treatment itself required it and there were no suitable [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:27:54-04:00November 25th, 2013|Dentistry|Comments Off on Disadvantages of General Anesthesia For Dental Procedures

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Having healthy teeth and gums is vital to having a healthy life and body. It is not something that most of us think about daily, but our teeth and gums are daily stretched, pounded, and exposed unremittingly. The amount of different food and drink that passes through our mouths, the amount of chewing that we [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:27:54-04:00November 20th, 2013|misc|Comments Off on The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Common Causes of a Toothache

Toothaches can be caused by a number of reasons, most of which will need some type of dental work for a long term solution, but this is not necessary in every case. In some cases other pain can manifest as a toothache. These include the pain of the joints of the jaw, ear infections or [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:28:05-04:00November 10th, 2013|Sensitivity, Tooth Decay|Comments Off on Common Causes of a Toothache

Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

For many people, the idea of having their wisdom teeth removed is a scary thought. But, there are some good reasons that people sometimes need to have their wisdom teeth removed and this article looks at the more common reasons. In many cases, the wisdom teeth are removed because they are being block by other [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:28:05-04:00October 28th, 2013|Wisdom Teeth|Comments Off on Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Top 3 Benefits of Flossing

Good dental health is important to everyone, at all ages throughout life. We all know the importance of brushing and how proper brushing can reduce a variety of dental problems. But, some of us may not be aware of how important flossing is to our dental health. Here are three of the primary benefits for [...]

By |2015-01-16T15:28:05-04:00October 10th, 2013|Flossing|Comments Off on Top 3 Benefits of Flossing