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Category: Preventive Dentistry

Signs of Gums Receding: How to Prevent or Avoid Further Receding

Almost half of adults over 30 years old have some form of periodontal disease, which is a medical term for gum disease. One of the consequences of gum disease can be receding gums. What happens is that plaque, inflammation, and bacteria eventually spread beneath the gum line, and your gums start to break away from […]

After a Filling: How to Maintain Healthy Teeth and Avoid Future Fillings

On average, an American that has reached the age of 44 will have lost at least one permanent tooth. Only about 31% of 44-year-olds still have all their original adult teeth in prime condition. What’s the reason for the disparity? Maintaining healthy teeth is no easy feat! From our modern-day diets to squeezing in dental […]

What You Should Know About Getting And Maintaining Healthy Dental Crowns

Dental crown procedures have been around since the 2nd century. Archaeologists have found evidence of dental restoration work done on Roman Legion officers. Dental crown materials used at that time included ivory and gold, and they were likely performed for the same reasons we get them done nowadays: to repair damaged teeth. Contrary to what […]

Maintaining Healthy Teeth: Summer Foods and Drinks to Avoid

The summer means lots of time spent outdoors in the sun. It also means a chance to eat those summer foods that you’ve been craving all winter. But while these foods may be delicious, many of them may also be damaging to your teeth. Whether they contain sugars that lead to tooth decay or have […]

Starting Early: How to Establish Healthy Oral Habits in Children

When thinking about life during your early years, what memories come to mind? According to a 2013 survey taken among readers of Psychology Today magazine, visiting a dental clinic is one of the most common earliest childhood memories. Other popular memories include birthday parties, the first day of kindergarten, and long road trips. Not many […]

Oral Hygiene Habits: 6 Tips for Healthy Teeth

Everyone knows the dangers of not brushing your teeth twice a day or of skipping daily flossing. By not keeping up with everyday dental health, you run the risk of developing plaque or tartar and experiencing tooth and gum decay. But there are other bad habits that many people develop without even realizing it and […]

Back to Basics: Daily Dental Hygiene Advice Dentists Follow

Whenever you go in for your routine dental appointment, your dentist usually gives you lots of advice about maintaining healthy teeth. It’s easy enough to dismiss this advice, to wonder: does my dentist really follow all these dental hygiene guidelines themselves? The fact is that most of what your dentist advises you about—from regularly brushing […]

Home for the Holidays: 7 Tips to Maintain Oral Hygiene While Traveling

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many of us will be traveling to visit with family, friends, and loved ones. However, no matter if you are traveling near or far this holiday season, it is important to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits. Here are a few ways to help keep your teeth and gums healthy […]

Children’s Dental Health: Avoiding “Mask Mouth”

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a face mask has become a part of our “new normal.” While face masks help keep us safe by protecting us from catching and spreading COVID-19, dentists say that—without proper oral hygiene—masks can negatively impact our dental health, and especially children’s dental health. Cases of “mask mouth” […]