How Not to Clean Your Dentures

How Not to Clean Your Dentures

Dentures are just like natural teeth in that it’s important to take proper care of them to keep your smile looking its best and brightest. Some people think that it’s not important to clean dentures as often as natural teeth, but just like them, dentures can also pick...
How to Keep Your Mouth Young and Healthy

How to Keep Your Mouth Young and Healthy

Thankfully, with advances in dentistry, it isn’t always assumed that adults over 65 are going to have dentures. It is actually more likely that 75% of adults in that age bracket retain their own teeth. So, how can you keep your mouth young and healthy? The Classics...
Eliminate Bad Toothbrushing Habits

Eliminate Bad Toothbrushing Habits

You probably brush your teeth so that you can take good care of them and keep them clean. Of course, regular brushing is very important for overall dental and oral health. However, this does not mean that you can’t damage your teeth when you are brushing them....
The Heart Is Connected to the Mouth

The Heart Is Connected to the Mouth

Almost 100 years ago, some doctors and dental professionals believed the connection between a healthy heart and healthy teeth. They believed it so much they that pulling teeth might prevent heart attacks. Luckily, that belief was disproved fairly rapidly. But today we...
Soft Drinks: Hard on the Teeth

Soft Drinks: Hard on the Teeth

In the sometimes confusing world of what are good and bad for body and mind, it can be difficult to know what habits to adopt and which to break. However, evidence from medical researchers and dentists alike points to the detrimental effects of soft drinks, both...
What Is a Dental Emergency?

What Is a Dental Emergency?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes that members of the public have questions about whether they should continue to visit their dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the ADA is currently recommending dentists close their offices to all but...
Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for Your Oral Health?

Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for Your Oral Health?

You are probably already aware that there is growing support for the legalization of marijuana for both general use and medical use in the U.S. and other countries. There already are states that have legalized the possession of marijuana for citizens who are 21 years...
Mouth Breathing Causes Tooth Decay

Mouth Breathing Causes Tooth Decay

Do you sleep with your mouth open? It’s an accepted fact that dental health and overall well-being are closely related. Although, it is difficult at times to identify the specific causes of dental problems. A recent report by New Zealand researchers, published...
5 Steps to Prevent a Cracked Tooth

5 Steps to Prevent a Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth can range in severity from a minor nuisance to a major concern depending on the location, cause, and severity. While there are a number of different corrective measures your dentist can take in the event that you suspect you have cracked a tooth, it is...