Why Regular Dental Health Checkups Are So Important

Visiting the dentist every few months may begin feeling redundant after several visits with no cavities. However, it is one of the most essential appointments to keep. If you’re considering skipping your upcoming dental checkup, you may want to reconsider. Regular dental checkups are about more than finding tooth decay.  Plaque and Tartar Removal  Even […]

How Does a Dentist Ensure a Safe and Healthy Dental Office?

Going to the dentist is vital to your oral and overall health. But as you watch numerous patients and staff shuffle throughout the office, you may wonder what measures are put in place to maintain a safe and healthy environment.  Dental offices follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but what […]

Why Water Quality Is Important for Oral Health

Water is essential to your health. It affects your skin and daily hydration and helps with routine tasks like bathing and washing clothes. We know it’s a basic human need, but does the quality play into your oral health? Water Quality and Your Teeth  The quality of your water can impact your oral health. Also, […]

Effective Ways to Deal With Dental-Related Anxiety

Thousands of Americans feel nervous about visiting the dentist. According to the Journal of Dental Hygiene, between 50 and 80% of adult patients experience mild to severe dental anxiety, putting themselves at risk for developing potentially serious oral health problems.  If you have a dental phobia, there are things you can do to manage your […]

What Causes Dental Implants to Become Loose or Fail?

Dental implants are well-known for their incredible strength and longevity. However, there are still some cases of implant failure, which is why it is essential that you choose the right dentist and keep up with routine visits. Read on to learn the issues that can affect dental implants. Peri-Implantitis Peri-implantitis is the infection of the […]

Don’t Let Lack of Insurance Lead to Poor Oral Health

For many families, affording dental care is a serious concern. Those with inadequate or no insurance can feel that paying for their care simply isn’t realistic. However, there are ways you can afford your care and maintain your family’s oral health. Avoiding Care Can Cost Much More Putting off dental care due to cost concerns […]

Difference Between Prophylaxis and Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings

Dental cleanings are essential to maintaining oral health and achieving a beautiful smile. Two distinct types of dental cleanings are used to keep your teeth healthy. These cleanings include prophylaxis maintenance cleanings and periodontal maintenance cleanings. Learn more about the two variations of dental cleanings in the guide below. Prophylaxis Maintenance Prophylaxis maintenance cleaning focuses […]

Men’s Health Month

June is officially Men’s Health Month, which focuses on the importance of men staying healthy and active throughout their lives.  Men’s health concerns include a variety of unique issues, like prostate cancer, low testosterone, and more. There is also a specific focus on serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes, which can actually be connected […]

Mental Health Awareness: Linking Mental Health to Your Oral Health

Your body needs nourishment, sleep, and regular exercise to maintain positive mental health. When you don’t provide those things, it negatively affects you. But many people don’t consider how their oral health directly affects their mental health. How Mental Health Affects Oral Health    Caring for your teeth and gums can keep your mind sharp and […]

Women’s Health Month: Oral Health Is Women’s Health, Too

May is Women’s Health Month, and it’s a time to recognize that women may have unique oral health needs. Women may be more susceptible to significant health problems stemming from poor oral health, and different health needs surface throughout the various stages of a woman’s life.  How a Woman’s Oral Health Changes at Various Stages […]