Archives for August 2013

Inflation Hits Tooth Fairy

Each year, the Visa credit card company performs a nationwide survey to discover how much money children receive for all those lost teeth. Inflation is really kicking in for our friend, the Tooth Fairy! It seems that kids in 2013 are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth. This is a 23% increase … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Fresher Breath

Do you experience bad breath? Relax, everyone has bad breath from time to time. Here are 5 tips for fresher breath so you feel more self-confident! Many cases of bad breath are caused by plaque. This sticky buildup on your teeth harbors bacteria which cause odors. Brush twice a day and floss … [Read more...]

Poor Oral Health Increases Risk for HPV Infection

A recent study completed by the University of Texas Health Sciences Center found that poor oral health is a risk factor for oral infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). People who reported poor oral health had a 56% increase in the risk of HPV infection of the mouth or throat. HPV infection … [Read more...]

Sensitive Teeth – How They Got That Way

Do you have sensitive teeth? Wonder how they got that way? You know how painful it can be. The slightest touch of cold or hot foods and drinks, cool air, flossing, brushing, or even eating something sugary can cause tooth pain. Tooth sensitivity is caused by the exposure of the dentin in your … [Read more...]

Dental Implants Fill the Gap

Do you have a gap in your smile because of a missing tooth? Dental implants can fill that gap. Two international  studies have just been published that demonstrate the excellent clinical performance of dental implants. Together these studies looked at more than one thousand implants in Europe, the … [Read more...]