Nervous Parent, Nervous Kid?

Just because you’re a nervous patient doesn’t mean your little one should inherit your fears. A matter-of-fact attitude about the dentist & oral health will quickly be absorbed by your children & experts agree that introducing children early & often to the dentist office is a big help.…

What Teeth Can Tell You: Dental Forensics and Anthropology

Most people know what the average dentist does, but did you know there are dental specialists who work primarily outside the medical field? Forensic and anthropological dentists may not be traditional tooth doctors, but their work is still heavily related to and reliant on teeth.

How Useful Are Floss Holders?

The answer is: it depends on the person. We all know that flossing is important for your dental hygiene. But it can also be pretty hard to do, especially reaching the teeth in the back! Fortunately, there are helpful tools called “floss holders” that do almost exactly what you would expect. Your…

Why Does Your Dentist Recommend a Bone Graft?

Conceptually, jawbone grafts are fairly simple. New bone, or bone-like synthetic material, is grafted onto the bone where it is weak or missing, and strengthens the structure while also potentially promoting bone growth over time. But why and when does a dentist recommend this treatment?

Why Snacking Can Hurt Your Teeth

We’re not going to tell you to stop snacking entirely, so you can cross that worry off your list. But any dentist will probably recommend snacking smarter. Many snack foods, and the way that you snack, can hurt your teeth by promoting tooth decay. Let’s go over why tooth decay happens. You eat…

Chewing Gum Can Help Your Teeth

That is, if the gum is sugarless. Gum with sugar in it still isn’t good for your teeth, unfortunately. Cut it out of your diet! Sugarless gum, however, can help keep your mouth healthy and your teeth clean and can be an effective dental care supplement. It does this in a few ways.