It is that time of year when the unwelcome cold and flu season hits, and it usually rears its head at the most inopportune times. While you’re at home coughing, hacking, and blowing your nose for the 100th time, you hope that your symptoms don’t cause you to miss out on your upcoming annual Mardi Gras festivities…again. As you work to improve your situation with helpful products from the store, think about what you can do to ensure your oral health also stays in check. To help, a dentist shares 4 ways you can keep your teeth and gums from becoming a victim of your dreading cold or flu.
January 18, 2020
January 5, 2020
When experiencing tooth loss, you may start to think about how it will impact your entire facial shape. When thinking about the images of older people without teeth whose mouths appear sunken or drawn inward, you scramble to find a dental professional who can help. Fortunately, there is a solution that can prevent this type of result and instead, provide enhanced aesthetics and greater oral health – dental implants. Read on to learn more about how tooth loss can negatively impact your smile and how these unique restorations can restore its appearance and structural integrity.
December 5, 2019
Your dentist is your biggest advocate for achieving and maintaining a healthy smile. From encouraging you to keep your regular checkups and cleanings to offering useful tips for better at-home oral health, you can count on him to help you reach your dental goals. With the holidays quickly approaching, you can keep your dental professional happy by ensuring your mouth is cavity-free. Here are 4 ways to maintain your smile well into the new year.
November 19, 2019
Taking proper care of your dentures is important because good maintenance will keep your mouth healthy and can help you go longer between replacements. Soaking dentures is one key step that some people forget. Keep reading to learn more about why soaking is so important — and then find some additional bonus tips for better denture maintenance overall. (more…)
October 30, 2019
Every year, we recognize National Dental Hygiene Month to help underscore the work our dental hygienists do promoting clean teeth and good oral health. In 2019, the focus of the month is on the four key steps that create a healthy smile: brushing, flossing, rinsing, and chewing. Keep reading to learn more about these ingredients and how you can make sure they are integrated into your dental hygiene routine for a healthier, happier smile.
September 19, 2019
You may not be able to see them, but your teeth are made up of multiple layers that are important for your stable, healthy smile. The visible layer is the tooth enamel — which is perhaps the most vulnerable to preventable issues. Unlike other bones in your body, tooth enamel will not regenerate after it is lost, so it is very important to take care of it from the get-go. Below, learn more about this layer and how you can protect it from problems to keep your smile healthy for life. (more…)
September 8, 2019
For many patients, dental implants can provide a highly successful method for replacing missing teeth. One key ingredient for healthy dental implants is sufficient bone structure, and there are a few steps your dentist can take to preserve or regrow bone tissue for dental implant support. Keep reading to learn more about how bone can be saved to ensure dental implants stay strong and stable in the smile.
July 15, 2019
Unsurprisingly, many people would prefer to have straight teeth over crooked teeth. But according to a Harris poll conducted in collaboration with Invisalign®, having a straight smile can really improve people’s daily lives. The survey collected answers from 2,000 individuals over the age of 18 on how a straight smile can positively improve their life. Consider a few of the most notable highlights below:
- 92 percent of adults who had their teeth straightened cite that having a straight smile was important to their confidence.
- 78 percent agree that teeth straightening is one of the most important treatments they’ve ever done for themselves.
- 78 percent also noted that straightening their teeth gave them the confidence to accomplish something they couldn’t do before they had straight teeth.
It goes to show that straighter teeth has its social benefits. But did you know that Invisalign treatment is not purely cosmetic? According to a dentist in New Orleans, the benefits of straighter teeth have serious long-term implications that many dentists believe all patients should consider.
June 19, 2019
A dental crown can be a wonderful solution for a number of dental problems, from strengthening a cracked or broken tooth to restoring the health of a severely decayed tooth while avoiding complete extraction. But as effective as they are, dental crowns — just like your natural teeth — can still crack or break under the right conditions. If you have cracked a dental crown, there’s no reason to panic. Below, read more about what to do next and how your dentist can help. (more…)
May 19, 2019
Sometimes it’s easy to forget how connected your teeth and gums are to your overall health. For example, you may not think that your dentist would be emphasizing the importance of Stroke Awareness Month — but this health event is more related to your oral health than you might think. Below, find out more about why, and what you can do to prevent strokes from affecting you and those you love.