Happy New Year Health Resolutions

With just a couple of weeks until the end of 2016, you might be thinking ahead to your new year’s resolutions. If you’re curious about how many people make such resolutions, you can check out Statistic Brain. Most telling, however, is that only 8 percent of people keep their first-of-the-year promises to themselves! Since a huge percentage …

For Women: Hormones and Dental Health

As a woman, you might have a lot of things blamed on hormones. While some of it is simply untrue, hormones can actually affect your dental care. Read on to find out how ovulation, your menstrual period, hormonal birth control, and pregnancy can take its toll on your oral health, as well as some suggestions on dealing with these issues, which half of …

Cancer Treatment and Your Oral Health

A cancer diagnosis is an overwhelming and scary experience to go through. In addition to battling the cancer, you also need to tackle side effects from the treatment, which can be difficult. If you or a loved one are going through cancer treatments, you might be surprised to learn how much they can affect your dental health. Here are some ways that …

What to Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out

It’s something that none of us expects to happen. Whether it’s a car accident, a thrown baseball or some other trauma, a tooth can become dislodged from your mouth. While your initial response might be to panic, it’s important to stay calm and keep your wits about you. Here are the steps you should take immediately after a tooth is …

Crown Prep: What to Expect

If your dentist has told you that you need to have a crown placed on your tooth, you might feel nervous and unsure of what to expect. A crown is a piece of metal or porcelain (or both) that covers your natural tooth. It’s made to fit your bite, so if your natural tooth has a good shape, the crown will have the same shape. If your natural tooth …

Tooth-Friendly Fall Foods for Better Dental Health

Fall is a great time for cozying up and enjoying warm comfort foods. Sometimes, however, these special fall foods are less than friendly when it comes to your dental health. While you probably already know that sticky (but delicious) pecan pie, the kids’ leftover Halloween candy, and pancakes coated in maple syrup are not the best choices as far …

Myths About Dental Braces

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks, so your dentist has suggested braces as a possible solution? Or maybe your dentist has told you that your child will benefit from dental braces. Hearing this news for the first time can make you feel overwhelmed and nervous. There are many myths about orthodontic braces floating around, and now is a great …

Your Dental First Aid Kit: What to Include

You probably have a first aid kit in your home that has everything you might need in the case of a minor emergency. It likely includes bandages, antibiotic ointment, allergy medication, a pain reliever and medication for nausea or heartburn. Have you ever thought about putting together a dental first aid kit as well? Having the items on hand that you …

Dealing With Dental Anxiety

Do you feel nervous in the dental chair? You might be surprised to know that approximately 20% of people have some dental anxiety, and that for a small percentage, perhaps 8%, their fear is enough to keep them out of the dental chair altogether, unless there is a real dental emergency. Avoiding the dentist can lead to bigger problems, of course, and …

Baby Teeth: What to Expect

As a new parent, you probably have a lot of questions. While your pediatrician will be able to answer these during regular checkups (and occasionally over the phone when you need reassurance or advice), it can be helpful to know what to expect as you go about the monumental task of raising your baby into a child and beyond. One part of your child’s …