It’s a cause for celebration: Tooth decay soon may be treated using new regenerative techniques. For years, dentists have repaired cavities by using a drill to remove the decay and refilling the space with a dental material made of porcelain or metal. Now scientists in England and the United States have developed new pain-free treatment … Read Full Article
It’s been a busy day, and you’re longing for sleep, but you still need to brush and floss your teeth. Since it’s late, you decide to only brush your teeth, reasoning that flossing can wait until tomorrow, or the next day, right? Flossing is fundamental The American Dental Association reports that it’s necessary to brush … Read Full Article
Shopping in the oral health aisle can be overwhelming. How do you know which toothpaste, toothbrush or mouth rinse to purchase? Ask your dental office for suggestions and review these guidelines from WebMD. Toothpaste ADA seal – Look for toothpaste labeled with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal, which means it has met specific criteria … Read Full Article
Our everyday activities keep us so busy that it’s easy to forget to consume the dairy products your body needs. Take time to invest in yourself. Dairy products are vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and your body working efficiently.
Over 20 percent of people avoid scheduling dental appointments due to fear and anxiety, often due to the sounds of the dental drill. According to WebMD, these fears soon may be eased as dentists explore three new treatment techniques: Air abrasion – Some dentists are using an air abrasion tool to spray away decay. It … Read Full Article
You want to keep your teeth healthy, but it’s easy to make mistakes with your dental health that you may later regret. Review six of 20 common dental errors: Storing toothbrushes – Use a soft-bristled brush to thoroughly clean your teeth, gums and tongue. Rinse the brush with cool water and stand it upright in a container to air … Read Full Article
Eating a “sack lunch” at school or work can become boring. It may be tempting to buy pre-made lunch items at the store, but often these choices have preservatives and extra salt that are not good for your body, teeth or gums. Consider these five choices for lunches that can keep teeth healthy: 1. Protein – … Read Full Article
Many people believe good oral care means they only need to brush their teeth once or twice each day, and floss once daily. While these are important actions, it’s also necessary to schedule regular dental appointments for a checkup and professional teeth cleaning. Consider four things that happen if you don’t: Tooth decay – Daily … Read Full Article
Your teeth change as you age. Years ago older people automatically replaced their teeth with dentures. But thanks to preventive dental care, more people are keeping their teeth. Dental insurance helps pay the bill for regular dental appointments, including professional cleanings and exams, to help people avoid oral health problems that may occur with age. Here’s a … Read Full Article
Learn about what happens at the dental office, and what you can do at home to continue with good dental health.