Why You May Have To Have More Frequent Dental Cleanings

Throughout your childhood, your dentist may have recommended that you receive preventive oral care once every six months. However, now that you have reached adulthood, you may notice that your dentist has scheduled you to have your teeth cleaned more frequently.  Here are a few reasons why a dentist may suggest that you receive dental cleanings more than twice a year.  You Smoke Smokers often suffer a decline in their oral health that can result in gum disease, tooth decay, and excessive tartar buildup. Read More 

Should You Switch To An Electric Toothbrush?

Did your dentist suggest that you should switch to using an electric toothbrush instead of using your manual toothbrush? If so, you're likely wondering if upgrading to a much more expensive toothbrush will be worth it. Here are some reasons to make the switch that you may not be aware of. Built In Timers Electric toothbrushes have come a long way from where they were in the past. A toothbrush that simply turns on and vibrates won't be effective if you are not using it long enough, which is why many have built in timers. Read More 

How To Know If Your Teeth Are Out Of Alignment (Without Asking Your Dentist!)

Teeth alignment plays such a major part in how you chew, speak, and even in how you breathe. If you are not sure if your own alignment is correct, there are ways you can tell. In fact, if you are concerned enough, but you are not ready to ask a dentist just yet, here are the ways in which you can tell that your alignment is off.  Front Teeth Are Not on Top of Each Other Read More 

How To Recover From Dental Implants

Whether you have one missing tooth or several missing teeth or teeth that need to be removed, your dentist may recommend that you get dental implants. A lot of patients prefer dental implants to other oral prostheses because they are more permanent. But what are dental implants? To start out, your dentist will remove your tooth and then surgically implant a metal rod into your gums. After the gum has had proper time to heal (over the course of several months) and as long as it has healed properly, your dentist will move onto the next step. Read More 

Harmful Effects Of Oral Dehydration

Everyone has experienced a bout of dry mouth, however, true oral dehydration can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, and even your ability to enjoy a meal. There are a number of causes for oral dehydration, including poor salivary function as a result of autoimmune disease, medication side effects, and not drinking enough water. Here are some harmful effects of oral dehydration and what you can do about them: Read More