Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Tips ’ Category

Five Benefits of Wearing Mouthguards for Contact Sports

Contact sports are a wonderful way to engage in physical exercise and teamwork.  Unfortunately, contact sports always carry the risk for injury, and as dentists, we concern ourselves with trauma that affects the mouth, teeth, and jaws.  The great news is that we have a simple preventive solution for those participating in contact sports: athletic […]

Energy Drinks and Your Teeth

Energy drinks have rapidly gained in popularity over the last two decades.  They are a common beverage choice among teens and young adults, often replacing sodas and sports drinks.  There are a wide variety of energy drink options on the market today, including Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar, and more. The bad news is that these […]

What is Dental Plaque, and How Can I Get Rid of It?

Many people have heard dentists talking about plaque on their teeth with little understanding of what it actually is or why it matters that you remove it.  In this week’s blog, we’ll explain what you need to know about dental plaque, and hopefully, that will give you the motivation you need to get rid of […]

How Long do Fillings Last?

When we inform a patient that an existing filling needs replacement, we often hear questions like this.  Many people assume that fillings will last forever.  Unfortunately, that is not the case.  There are multiple factors affecting the lifespan of a filling, which we will discuss in this week’s blog. What is a Filling? First of […]

The Importance of Saliva

Few people understand how essential saliva is to great oral health.  Most people know that a dry mouth isn’t a good thing, but you have to know all of the wonderful things saliva does to really understand why this is so.  In this week’s blog, we’ll describe the important effects of saliva on the oral […]

I Have Diabetes.  Why is My Dentist Concerned?

Diabetes affects millions of Americans today, and millions more are pre-diabetic.  In this serious health condition, the body is no longer able to regulate blood sugar levels. Diabetes affects the entire body, leading to serious consequences if left uncontrolled.  This article will focus on how it affects the health of the mouth. The Effects of […]

Are Mouth Piercings Bad for You?

Yes. Of course we have more to say about it than just “yes”.  But the answer to the overall question is a resounding yes.  Mouth piercings seem to grow in fade in popularity over time.  We have seen the damage they can cause to the mouth, so we always urge our patients to avoid them […]

Five Things You Should Know if You Wear Dentures

If you wear dentures, you may already know these things.  For those considering dentures, this article may dispel a few myths you have heard or believed.  These are important things to know if you or a loved one wear or may soon wear dentures. Dentures can be challenging, and one way of fighting frustration is […]

Foods to Eat for Better Oral Health

The foods we eat certainly affect the health of our teeth and gums.  When talking about foods that affect the teeth, the first thing that comes to mind is sugar, but sugar isn’t the only food that is detrimental to oral health.  We’ll explain how other items can take their toll on enamel and gum […]