Month: December 2011

What Do I Need to Know About Dental Implants?

For patients who are missing teeth, it can be difficult to know which dental restoration is right for them. We’ve put together a short list of what you need to know if you’re considering dental implants. Who Gets Implants? Implants replace missing teeth. Many patients prefer dental implants to dentures and bridges, because implants function most… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Flossing

What is Gum Disease? Periodontal disease increases your risk of serious health conditions like heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and obesity. As the second most common disease in the world, periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Fortunately, it’s preventable. The most important weapon in the war on gum disease isn’t expensive or… Read more »

The Gender Gap: Who Has Better Oral Health, Men or Women?

In almost every measure of oral health, women win the battle of the sexes. Compared to men, women are: Almost twice as likely to have had a dental checkup in the last year Almost twice as likely to notice a missing tooth 17% more likely to be embarrassed by having a missing tooth themselves 26%… Read more »

Brush Up on Modern Toothbrushes

Is a manual toothbrush as good as an electric toothbrush? Good, old-fashioned brushing, without batteries, can be as effective as using an electric toothbrush if you use proper technique and brush long enough. Most people, however, don’t brush effectively or for the full two minutes that dentists recommend. A power toothbrush provides thousands of brush… Read more »