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Give Your Smile a Boost with These Tips

A beautiful smile is more important than you might think. You will make a better impression on the people you meet if your teeth are in good shape. Not to mention that it’s not all about how people perceive you—it’s also about how you perceive yourself. Knowing you have a great smile can be a huge boost […]

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What Causes Tooth Loss and How Can You Prevent It?

When people think of tooth loss, the first thing that typically springs to mind is cavities. Tooth decay, dental caries (the technical name for cavities), and tooth loss are definitely related. That said, there are around a half dozen primary causes of tooth loss—some of which are more age related and others are more lifestyle […]

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Pregnancy and Your Mouth: What You Need to Know to Keep a Healthy Smile

So many pregnant women experience red, swollen, and sometimes bleeding gums during their pregnancies that dentists have a name for it—pregnancy gingivitis. As an early stage of gum disease, gingivitis is characterized by inflammation of the gums that causes redness and potential swelling to occur. With gingivitis you might also experience a moderate level of recession and […]

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Dentistry Trivia: Can You Get All the Questions Right?

One of the most shocking factoids about the field of dentistry touches on how long the field itself has been around. Can you guess? Approximately how old is dentistry? A) About 150 years old B) About 1,500 years old C) About 7,000 years old D) About 10,000 years old The American Dental Association (ADA) says that […]

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4 Oral Issues Seniors Need to Look Out For

Proper oral care and dental hygiene is important for everybody, from young children to adults in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. For older adults though, taking care of your mouth and teeth the right way as you age is of the utmost importance. As you get older, certain oral care issues are more likely to […]

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