How much do you really know about dentistry? There's a lot of misinformation going around, as well as a general lack of knowledge. We live in the age of information now, and it's time these things became transparent. Over on The Daily Grind, dentist Andy Alas has a list of five things he wishes patients knew, and they're all things most of us don't give much thought to. … [Read more...] about Things you may not know about dentistry
Your personal brand affects how people see you, so it is advantageous to refine it so you're projecting your best image possible. These three tips will get you started. First, take control of your personal brand. Understand what it is and what it can do for you. Then update your presence online so it reflects how you want to be seen. From there, start spreading the word and … [Read more...] about How to develop a “personal brand”
So you've got a brushing schedule down - good for you! But are you brushing correctly? Once our adult teeth are in they're all we've got for life, so if you're going to make the effort it's a good idea to make sure you're doing it right! Common mistakes include not brushing for long enough, not watching what you're doing, poor technique, brushing too hard, not rinsing with … [Read more...] about Brush up on your oral health care technique!
Do people smile because they're happy, or are they happy because they smile? Happiness and success mean different things to different people, but we're all seeking our own versions of it. The simple act of smiling a healthy, charismatic smile can make a huge difference on our individual roads to success. Human beings are emotional animals. We respond positively when other … [Read more...] about Your smile is more important than you think
A healthy smile isn't just nice to look at. Basic dental care prevents diseases that damage tissue and the bones that support teeth, and oral health is tied strongly to overall health. These tips will have you on the right track. Brush twice daily, and floss once a day. Use a soft bristled brush and change it out every three months. Use fluoride toothpaste to prevent … [Read more...] about Make having a healthy smile your New Year’s resolution!
Overbrushing or brushing your teeth too hard can cause serious oral health issues. If you've neglected your teeth for a while and feel like you need to overbrush to compensate, you may be causing more damage. Dr. Ronald Receveur recently published a blog stating enamel erosion, tooth decay, and gum disease may result from overbrushing. He also suggests people wait 30 … [Read more...] about Brush your teeth, but not too hard!
Oil pulling is an ancient practice, and many swear by its use. Supposed benefits include whitened teeth, improved oral health, healthy skin, cleared sinuses, and headache relief. All you need to do is swish some pure natural oil in your mouth like mouthwash for 20 minutes. The oil removes plaque and bacteria, and may also kill and remove fungi and viruses. Coconut oil is … [Read more...] about Oil – a natural mouthwash?
Information gleaned from the hardened plaque on ancient Polynesian teeth has revealed sweet potatoes as a primary food source for early colonizers of Easter Island. The research was conducted by a team from New Zealand's University of Otago. Since actual plant remains are scarce, studying dental calculus offers more information about what early inhabitants were … [Read more...] about Research on ancient Polynesian dental plaque reveals staple food source
Veneers are custom-made, thin shells that are bonded to teeth to change their appearance and fix a variety of dental problems. They're also called dental porcelain laminates. They are commonly used to cover discoloration, wear, broken teeth, irregularity, and gaps between teeth. The process is typically done in stages and involves a few trips to the dentist. Impressions … [Read more...] about Porcelain Veneers: What, Why, and How
When you have an attractive smile, you feel like smiling more, and smiling is the key to success and happiness in life. When you have a bite issue that needs correcting there are often other factors involved. This woman had a space between her two large front crowns, and her gums had drifted away. Her teeth were out of proportion and she had a narrow smile in addition to a … [Read more...] about Correcting crowns can make gums grow back!