Archives for November 2013

Is An Electric Toothbrush Better?

Is it better to use an electric toothbrush or a manual one? It is really your brushing technique, not the toothbrush, that makes the difference. Some people prefer one over the other and no matter which kind you use - you still need to floss and you still need to visit the dentist. Electric … [Read more...]

6 Reasons To Keep Your Smile Healthy

Looking for excuses for not flossing? You won't find them here. A healthy smile is key to your overall wellness. Here are 6 ways that a healthy smile helps you live a healthier life: The chronic inflammation from gum disease has been associated with heart attack and stroke. Oral bacteria can … [Read more...]

Could A New Drug Treatment For Gum Disease Be On The Way?

There are lots of diseases that can be treated by taking a pill - gum disease isn't one of them. Drug treatment for gum disease is currently limited to topical antibiotics but a drug called Oxantel may add to our arsenal of treatment. Gum disease affects one-third to one-half of the adult … [Read more...]

Can You Tell If You’ve Got A Too Decay?

There is a big dental myth that people can tell when they have a cavity! The truth is that tooth decay doesn't cause any discomfort - not until it is really serious. Toothache pain happens when tooth decay is very advanced and has already damaged the nerve. Allowing tooth decay to reach this … [Read more...]

Never Too Late For Braces

Adults are seeking orthodontic treatment, braces to straighten their teeth, in higher numbers. A new study completed on behalf of the American Association of Orthodontists shows some reasons why this treatment has become so popular for adults. Especially popular are clear braces. Patients who had … [Read more...]