Archives for February 2013

Oral Health Risk Factor for Dementia

Discovering the risk factors for dementia and attempting to avoid this devastating diagnosis are important. A study discovered that poor oral health has been linked to a higher risk for dementia. Yet another good reason to keep your smile as healthy as possible! A University of California study … [Read more...]

Habits That Hurt Your Smile

Did you know that 20% of us have one or more cavities - they aren't taken care of because one of the bad habits that hurt your smile is avoiding the dentist! Here are a few more habits that may sound familiar: Crunching ice - Most people who chomp on ice don't even realize they are doing it. … [Read more...]

Ancient Diet Better for Teeth

A study of the evolution of human teeth over the past 7,500 years has shown that ancient diets were better for our teeth. Researchers discovered that our long ago ancestors had many more types of oral bacteria in their mouths. This reduction in types of bacteria has not been good for our oral … [Read more...]

Don’t Avoid Treatment Due to Dental Anxiety

More than 30 million Americans report some degree of dental phobia - ranging from mild to severe. Because of this anxiety patients may avoid dental treatment for years -- until a painful situation drives them to treatment. This situation can be avoided. Sedation dentistry allows patients to get … [Read more...]

Tooth Decay and Your Children

Do you know that the most commonly occurring disease that afflicts children in America is tooth decay? Because February is National Children's Dental Health Month this seems like a good time to talk tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by a complex chain of events involving oral bacteria and sugars … [Read more...]