Category: Education

Why Stress Relief is Good for Your Oral Health

Excessive stress levels can influence nearly every part of your life, including your oral health. The human body’s stress response, also known as the fight-or-flight response, is a defensive mechanism that protects us and allows us to respond more quickly to threats. In today’s modern world, however, there are plenty of everyday factors that continually… Read more »

How Good is Your Hygiene? Take a Quiz and Find Out!

Good dental hygiene is the first step to maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. While most people are familiar with the basics of good hygiene, there is more to keeping your smile clean and healthy than simply brushing and flossing your teeth. To find out how good your dental hygiene actually is, take a short quiz… Read more »

Questions About Life After Tooth Loss

Tooth loss isn’t typically a casual, everyday topic of conversation. In fact, you might not speak about it at all, except to your dentist or those you know who have recently lost one or more teeth. Still, tooth loss is a real threat to your dental health, even if it seems as though all of… Read more »

Important Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Where your dental health is concerned, wisdom teeth (the informal name for your third set of permanent molars) are a bit of an anomaly. Unlike your other teeth, wisdom teeth are frequently removed for the benefit of the rest of your oral health. Also unlike other teeth, they typically don’t need to be replaced after… Read more »

Why Teeth and Tobacco Don’t Mix

You are probably aware that sugar is bad for your teeth, but did you know there are other health habits that are just as hard on your teeth? Going to bed without brushing, or not flossing daily are habits that may stress your teeth and gums. Tooth grinding and nail biting also fall into the “not… Read more »

Oral Health Risks As You Age

Though your teeth are meant to endure, they may not last your entire lifetime, and your chances of developing a destructive dental disease can increase as you grow older. If infection, gum disease, accidental trauma, or excessive tooth wear afflict your smile, then you have a number of options specific to your needs that can… Read more »

Smokeless Tobacco—A Dangerous Alternative to Smoking

Although tobacco companies are required to place warning labels on their products, they are not required to provide a full list of the products’ ingredients on each package. Therefore, even people who are aware that tobacco use can be dangerous may not realize to what extent until they are faced with the consequences. Unfortunately, lack… Read more »