Survey Shows Americans’ Views on Dental Hygiene Differ by Region

December 23rd, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Does where you live impact your flossing and dental hygiene habits? A new national survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) shows it does. For instance, while more than a quarter of adults surveyed said they lied to their dentists about how often they floss their teeth, those who live in Atlanta (82 percent) are more likely to be honest about how often they floss. Could that be Southern manners at play? Conversely, one in five, or 20 percent, of Read more [...]




How Tooth Loss Impacts Your Jawbone

October 28th, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Tooth loss is likely to affect many of us, either as a result of ageing or disease, or due to some sort of trauma. Losing even a single tooth can be traumatic, particularly if the tooth is in a visible area in the mouth and it can affect people psychologically and emotionally. While the most obvious effect of tooth loss is aesthetic, losing teeth can impact your dental health in other ways. In fact losing teeth can affect the function and health of your remaining teeth as well as facial aesthetics. Read more [...]



How To Reduce Your Tooth Ache Immediately When You Have Sweet Tooth?

August 12th, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

While it is common to have sweet tooth, the risk of getting tooth ache is also higher, this article will offer you some tips on immediate teeth relief for the sweet tooth group. Generally, toothaches are caused by tooth or jaw problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, gum disease, disease of the jaw joint (temporo- mandibular joint), or spasms of the muscles used for chewing. For people with sweet tooth, most of the time, the tooth ache is due to dental Read more [...]



Cleaning Your Teeth: A Guide on Tooth Whitening

August 5th, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

The process of removal of the stains and discoloration on your teeth is known as the teeth whitening. This is a popular dental procedure as it helps in improving the look of your teeth, but this is not a one-time process. Understanding teeth whitening One needs to book an appointment for teeth whitening for dentist-based procedures at regular intervals for maintenance and cleaning of the teeth, to maintain the bright color of your teeth. Why Teeth Whitening Products are used? Every day, Read more [...]



Toothache, could it be more then just a little pain?

July 22nd, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

A "Toothache" can usually be referred to as pain that is felt around the teeth and or jaw. The cause of a toothache in most cases is by either problems with your jaw and or tooth. In most cases you (and I am talking from experience here) you would just leave it and wait for the pain to subside, but this isn’t the correct thing to do. Toothaches are a sign that there may be more to worry about then just a little pain. The causes of toothache are several but the major causes are, dental cavity, Read more [...]



Dental Care: Dealing With Cracked Teeth

July 8th, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth in the mouth to erupt, which normally happens around the ages of 17 - 25. For many years, there has been a lot of controversy as to the need to remove these teeth.  If the teeth don’t cause any harm or pain, they are normally fine to stay in place.  If they present a bad position or cause you a lot of pain or discomfort, they will need to be removed. Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom teeth are Read more [...]



Is individual dental insurance preferable to a discount dental plan?

June 24th, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Dental insurance contracts are often very benefit-rich on group insurance policies but not so on individual stand alone dental contracts.  For this reason, the 24-month  waiting periods we often see on individual dental contracts and the high rates of standalone dental insurance,  dental discount plans are often more advantageous for those who cannot get their dental insurance through an employer. Dental insurance contracts are often very benefit-rich on group insurance policies but not so Read more [...]



Dental Care: Dealing With Cracked Teeth

June 10th, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth in the mouth to erupt, which normally happens around the ages of 17 - 25. For many years, there has been a lot of controversy as to the need to remove these teeth.  If the teeth don’t cause any harm or pain, they are normally fine to stay in place.  If they present a bad position or cause you a lot of pain or discomfort, they will need to be removed. Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom teeth are Read more [...]



Dentists and Dental Hygienists: An Awesome Team

April 29th, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

When you visit dentists for your dental health maintenance, you are actually going to spend more time with a dental hygienist. These dental "nurses" perform much of what a dentist does, assisting them as a teammate in your dental health. When you go to dentists twice a year for regular cleanings and check ups, it's not actually he or she that does the bulk of the work. Usually, when you make your appointment, you are actually meeting with a dental hygienist and not a doctor. It could be said that Read more [...]



A Cheat Sheet For Whiter Teeth

April 8th, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Lemons and oranges offer you Vitamin C, however they can also whiten your teeth. Orange or lemon peels can assist brighten your teeth if you massage the back of the peel versus your teeth. White teeth are among the primary icons of success in today's business world, in addition to in day to day socializing. If somebody has a nice smile, that signals to everybody around them that they are a nice, confident, successful person who they must be friendly with. Continue reading to learn exactly how Read more [...]