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 […]

Why You Should Visit a Dental Hygienist Today

Nearly one in four adults have untreated tooth decay, and almost 50% have gum disease. These oral conditions can lead to tooth loss and affect your overall health but, many times, are entirely preventable. It’s easy to overlook the importance of regular dental visits, but they are crucial to your overall well-being. Benefits of a […]

Oral Cancer Awareness: How Often Should You Get Screened?

Most people understand the importance of routinely having an oral cancer screening but may not know how often it is necessary. The primary goal of this preventive service is to detect the signs of oral cancer early. Several factors influence the frequency of when you should get screened. Because every patient has different needs, your […]