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Taking Care of Your Teeth with Braces

Once you are fitted with braces you are halfway to a beautiful smile, but caring well for your teeth while you have them on is essential to insuring that your teeth look great once the braces come off. Individuals with braces are at an elevated risk of developing cavities and stains, and for these reasons [...]

By |2015-10-06T13:31:01+00:00September 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Xylitol: Not Proven to Prevent or Treat Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, a preventable condition, is still a problem for billions of people globally. It is a condition that deserves attention in the pursuit of effective treatments. The manufacturers of xylitol have had a great success convincing the public and many professionals in dentistry that xylitol- a natural sweetener- helps prevent tooth decay. The results of [...]

By |2017-03-07T15:58:37+00:00August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Periodontal Disease & Cardiovascular Disease link

Getting regular dental checkups is one of the catalysts in having a beautiful smile and keeping Periodontal Disease at bay, but visiting your dentist often is also essential for lowering your risk of experiencing Cardiovascular Disease. Interior Health Periodontal means, “located around the tooth.” This disease manifests itself through inflammation of the gums and the [...]

By |2017-03-07T15:58:37+00:00August 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Smile Makeover: It’s Never Too Late to Straighten Your Teeth

For decades, millions of people have sought straighter teeth for themselves or their children. Traditionally, treatment included a mouth full of metal, countless office visits, food restrictions and years of treatment. Today, there is a discreet and effective alternative to braces – Invisalign. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is an inconspicuous tooth alignment system used to [...]

By |2017-03-07T15:58:37+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cavity / Caries Prevention

Cavity / Caries Prevention Dental cavities are holes that form in your tooth. Tooth cavities form due to tooth decay that happens over a long period. However, the tooth decay that leads to cavity formation can be interrupted and reversed to avert cavity formation. Our mouths contain numerous numbers of bacteria some of which are [...]

By |2017-03-07T15:58:38+00:00July 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TMJ Disorders

What is TMJ Disorder? TMJ disorder occurs when there is a problem that prevents muscles, ligaments, discs and/or bones from working properly. Temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and muscles that enable the jaw to open and close. TMJ are used when speaking, eating, chewing, and swallowing, so any deficiencies can create problems. Each TMJ [...]

By |2017-03-07T15:58:38+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Treating a Common Gum Condition Could Reduce Risk of Heart Attacks in Kidney Disease Patients

According to researchers from Aston University, chronic kidney disease patients can reduce their chances of succumbing to heart disease by treating a common gum condition. This finding can potentially save many lives, as over 10% of the adult population in America have CKD. Not only does chronic kidney disease worsen the function of the kidneys, but [...]

By |2017-03-07T15:58:38+00:00June 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Getting a Whiter, Brighter Smile

Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of procedures, ranging from dental implants to tooth bonding. Of these procedures, teeth whitening is the most common. Teeth whitening is a fast and effective way to get a whiter, brighter smile. There are many different options available to whiten your teeth, but most fall into one of three categories: [...]

By |2015-09-02T14:14:42+00:00June 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments