Most of us, at some point in our lives, are going to have a tooth removed. Yes, it sounds awful, but even if you do everything right the odds are not in your favor. Why? Accidents, frankly. At some point most of us have some sort of accident that breaks a tooth to the point where extraction is the only option. However you lose a tooth, there are some steps to follow that can … [Read more...] about Recovering From Removal
It looks like everyone is trying to jump on the black Friday nonsense- even dentists! Yes, there are some strange looking deals getting ready to come out this holiday season, from dirt cheap discount whitening to free pets. If you want to see some of these strange black Friday deals, check them out here: 5 Really Weird Black Friday Deals. … [Read more...] about Black Friday Dental Deals?
There a re a ton of foods bad for your health, but as you dig to find the good stuff you tend to find that our mouths are designed to eat the kinds of stuff our ancestors would. Raw fruits, vegetable, nuts, and milks are all great foods for your mouth. See what foods are good for your oral health and why here: The Tooth-Friendly Diet. … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Diet Tooth Healthy
We're always looking for things to do to help our mouth health, unless of course that thing is flossing- because really who like that (I do, but I'm weird). So what are some simple fixes you can do everyday to help maintain your health smile? Some of the things you can do are surprisingly simple. First, drink more water! You hear about it all the time. They say it helps keep … [Read more...] about Some Helpful Healthy Mouth Tips
While pretty much all dentists are meticulous about keeping clean, one dentist in England makes me glad we have higher standards here. The English dentist didn't sterilize his tools between patients, and we're not just talking one or two, but he didn't wash between ANY patients. Read more about what happened and what the risks were here: Virus risk dentist. … [Read more...] about The Risky Dentist
All this mumbo-jumbo about holistic healing is really hurting people. When you talk about health- either overall or dental- someone always chimes in and talks about the evils of necessary procedures we use. But they're full of it. If that holisitc nonsense worked it would be used. If you want to see a perfect example of one such AWFUL AND MISLEADING article, we've got one for … [Read more...] about Some Wholly Holistic Nonsense
Our bodies don't usually have something to spare. We're a pretty efficient machine that's evolved to be that way, so save the appendix, we need pretty much everything to operate at the top of our game. Saliva is no exception. The more we study it, the more we realize that our spit is nothing to spit at. We found recently it can tell us that we're getting some forms of cancer … [Read more...] about Another Way Saliva Saves
A lot of doubt has been cast on fluoride lately, and many counties that decided to discontinue fluoridation last election decided to reinstate it this one. Some communities felt they had been fed misinformation about fluoride and decided that their dental health was worth reinstating it. Read more about the fluoride fight here: Fluoridation wins at the polls in seven U.S. … [Read more...] about Fighting For Fluoridation- Gaining Ground
It turns out that dentists have a huge impact on smokers. A recent study showed of all medical health professionals dentists are most often listened to when it comes to the subject of smoking. It could simply be the vanity reasons- as smoking does a number on your teeth, wrecking them in pretty much every way possible. … [Read more...] about Dentists To Stop Tobacco?
Today is kindness day- a worldwide day appointed in 1998 to shoe kindness to someone either you do or don't know. It may sound silly, but it is really picking up in popularity- especially here- as a precursor to the holidays. But what the heck does this have to do with dentistry and your teeth? Well, we have some ways to spread kindness with big, healthy smiles. You may … [Read more...] about Getting Cavity-Aware With Kindness Day