Gum Health Starts with Home Care

When you think of home care for oral health, the first thing that comes to mind is brushing your teeth. Everyone knows they’re supposed to brush their teeth at least twice a day (and hopefully everyone follows through on that plan!), but “brushing your teeth” is much more than just cleaning the surfaces of your teeth. Brushing your teeth is a comprehensive oral health care treatment. You’re also caring for your gums and your tongue when you brush — or at least you should be. Brushing around the gum line is vital for good dental hygiene. Bacteria left to infiltrate the gum line can create a huge problem for you later. (more…)

Put Your Children’s Dental Health First

You want the absolute best when it comes to the health of your child. You’d do anything to ensure they have the brightest future possible, and that’s why you have to focus on your children’s dental health. From the moment your child is born, they interact with doctors, so it’s easy to establish how often they should be visiting for checkups. When should your child start seeing a dentist? What sort of care do they need starting at what age? The schedule can be a little murkier when it comes to oral health, so now’s the time to figure out a game plan. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so here’s how you can put your children’s dental health care first. (more…)

Time to Turn to a Dental Prosthetic?

You’d like to think you’re prepared for the future, but there are some things for which you can’t plan. Tooth loss can be a traumatic experience that leads to a loss of confidence and self esteem. Everyone wants to feel comfortable showing off their smile, so when that’s not longer the case, it can be difficult to proceed. However, when you lose a tooth as an adult, you do have options. When something breaks, you rebuild it. Modern dentistry provides a wide variety of prosthetic solutions to help you repair your smile and get your tooth back. If you’ve suffered tooth loss, is it time to turn to a dental prosthetic? (more…)

Your Kids Need a Positive Dentist Experience

Think back on your experience with the dentist as a child. If you felt welcomed and encouraged to take care of your teeth, you probably enjoyed your visits. If you were intimidated and worried about cavities all the time, you may have developed anxiety related to dentist visits. When you have that negative association with the dentist, it can be more difficult to make appointments and stick to your oral health care routine. That’s when tooth decay takes over and creates big problems for you. You want to give your own children the best possible association with the dentist. Creative a positive experience at the dentist’s office will reap lifelong benefits for your kids. (more…)

Make Sure You Never Get Familiar with Periodontitis

Have you heard of the term “periodontitis” before? This form of serious gum disease can present a lengthy battle and some major hassle for you. It can lead to tooth loss due to the weakening of the jaw bone. You’re probably more familiar with the term “gingivitis.” Caused by plaque and bacteria sitting on and infiltrating the gum line, gingivitis is gum disease at its early stages. With proper preventative care and regular cleanings at the dentist, you can avoid gingivitis and the more serious periodontitis. Make sure you never get too familiar with periodontitis by getting acquainted with the subject and the ways to prevent it. (more…)