Category Archives: Oral Health

Cavity Fighters for Kids

Most parents know children’s oral health basics. Brush regularly, limit snacking, reduce sugar intake and get adequate amounts of Vitamin D and calcium. Dentists recommend three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children.

• Sealants
• Fluoride Supplements
• Oral Rinses

Resin dental sealants are applied by your dentist or hygienist. The material bonds to the biting surfaces of the back teeth, protecting the pits and fissures from decay. As long as the sealant remains intact, the sealed surface will be protected from decay. Some dental insurance providers cover dental sealants, so check with your provider if you are planning to get them for your kids. Continue reading

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Green tea is widely known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, but new research is suggesting that it benefits the rest of your oral cavity as well. This drink is also rich in antioxidants, which have many health properties. Here are five reasons why green tea may be good for your oral health.

Cavity Prevention
Drinking green tea helps prevent cavities by lowering the bacteria level and acid in the mouth. This helps slow down or reduce the cavity build up in the mouth. Continue reading

Preventing Childhood Cavities

It is important for parents to implement an effective hygiene routine at an early age to protect their child’s developing smile. Childhood oral health plays a significant role in shaping adult smiles. The development of childhood caries can cause many oral health issues that require extensive restorative care in order to preserve oral hygiene.

What Causes Childhood Caries?
Like adult caries, childhood cavities are caused by the colonization of bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria produces acid which attack teeth, damaging the enamel and creating cavities. Adults are better able to withstand cavities because their enamel is harder. A child’s teeth and gums are still developing, putting them at risk of extensive infection. If left untreated, the bacteria can travel into the tooth, requiring root canals or the extraction of severely damaged teeth in order to restore health to the dentition. Continue reading

How to Take Care of Bad Breath

Sometimes we have have bad breath and do not realize it. It is possible to have halitosis and be completely unaware of it, even though those around you are more than aware. If you are wondering how to take care of bad breath, continue reading this article!

Many people who suffer bad breath do not even know it. An estimated one in four people have bad breath. About 60 million people in the United States suffer chronic halitosis. To eliminate bad breath, you need to know what causes it so it can be addressed.

How To Take Care Of Bad Breath
Below are a list of factors such as foods, medical and dental conditions that can be the cause of your bad breath. Continue reading

Common Causes for Bad Breath

bad-breathBad breath can have several negative effects on your quality of life. Not only can it be embarrassing, but it can also be a warning sign of more serious health issues. Understanding the cause of bad breath and how to fight it, can quickly get your mouth feeling as good as new. Here are a few of the sources of halitosis.

Poor Hygiene
We all know that skipping regular brushing and flossing is hard on our teeth, but it is also a main cause of bad breath. When food particles remain on the surfaces of your mouth, the bacteria that then forms carries a bad odor. Continue reading

Dietary Habits That Weaken Teeth

healthy-teethTo keep your teeth healthy and strong, you need to practice great oral hygiene including brushing twice daily, flossing at least once a day and visiting the dentist regularly. However, there are dietary factors that may lead to sensitive or weakened teeth and undermine your efforts. By avoiding these behaviors, you can maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Sugary Beverages
Consuming a lot of sugar, particularly in liquid form can cause tartar buildup, tooth decay, cavities and eventual tooth loss. This is particularly true of sugary beverages, which tend to wash over the teeth and stay in the mouth. Sugary drinks have also been shown to increase the risk of developing diabetes. Continue reading

Keeping Your Teeth White After Whitening Treatment

white-teethYou just had your teeth whitened, and you can not stop looking at how sparkling white they are. It is an incredible feeling to have a healthy, beautiful smile, which is why it is important to take the right steps to preserve its beauty. While teeth whitening does not last forever, these tips will help to make it last longer.

Avoid Stain Causing Beverages
One of the most common causes of tooth discoloration are drinks that can cause stains. These include soft drinks, tea, red wine, and coffee. While it would be a bit much to try and cut all of that out of your diet completely, limiting the amount of drinks that could stain your teeth or using a straw can keep your teeth white for longer. Continue reading

Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do About Them

beauty image of young asian womanDental emergencies are usually characterized by impending or actual tooth loss, oral pain, swelling or discomfort that the patient cannot resolve on his or her own. While most dental emergencies are not life threatening, they can certainly make it less comfortable and can lead to permanent damage. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies and how to manage them until professional medical attention is available.

Common Dental Emergencies
• Broken teeth
• Teeth that have been knocked loose or knocked out
• Unexplained toothache Continue reading

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic-dentistryOne smile can make all the difference in the world, it can change your mood, disarm a stranger, and impress the right people in a social or business situation. Our smile is usually the first thing that people judge when they meet us, which can be discouraging for those of us with less than perfect or damaged teeth. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic dentistry means that you can have the smile you always wanted.

Boost Your Health
Did you know that poor oral health does not only mean tooth decay and gum disease? People who do not take care of their teeth are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems and pancreatic and oral cancer. Also, poor oral health is one of main culprits for frequent headaches and joint paint. Restoring your smile with cosmetic dentistry will boost your oral health and motivate you to implement regular and proper care. Continue reading

Addressing Tooth Discoloration After Trauma

teeth-discolorationWhitening your teeth can have a dramatic appearance if they are stained or discolored. If you have a tooth that has become discolored after trauma or injury, it can sometimes be treated successfully with whitening.

Causes Of Discoloration
Many factors can cause discoloration of the teeth, including food and beverages, aging, and certain medications. In addition, teeth can be discolored due to trauma or injury. This type of discoloration varies depending upon the kind of trauma experienced, the age of the tooth, and how quickly it was treated by a dental professional. Continue reading