How Your Dentist May Help Identify Diseases Affecting Other Parts Of Your Body

Although dentists are trained to diagnose and control oral health issues, they can also spot ailments affecting other parts of the body. This is because health issues affecting other parts of the body sometimes affect or show up in the mouth. Here are three diseases your family dentist may spot even though they aren't primarily oral diseases: Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a medical condition affecting the bones; it makes the bones lose their tissues and become brittle and fragile.   Read More...

The Do's And Don'ts Of Caring For A Dental Implant

When you have a tooth that is damaged beyond repair, you need to select a tooth replacement. A dental implant is often the ideal choice in such a scenario. It's an artificial tooth that can mimic the look, feel, and utility of your natural tooth. The key to making your dental implant last is taking good care of it. Follow these do's and don'ts to ensure that the tooth serves you well.   Read More...

How To Encourage Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

Teeth brushing seems like such a chore when you're young. You aren't worried about cavities, tooth decay, tooth loss, or other damage that can be caused from improper brushing. This worry falls on the shoulders of the parents. You can't give up though, you have to keep encouraging your kids to brush and instill the importance of good oral health. The best way to do this is to set a good example.   Read More...

Four Safe Ways To Keep Your Smile As White As It Can Possibly Be

Having a sparkling white smile is very important to many people. Using over the counter whitening products can be dangerous to use on your teeth because you could use them improperly or leave them on too long, which could lead to tooth damage. The following guide provides you with a few ways to get the whitest smile possible without risking any tooth damage at all. Limit Consumption of Tea, Coffee, and Soda   Read More...

Allaying Your Fears About Silver Amalgam Teeth Fillings

There is a certain level of controversy surrounding silver amalgam used as teeth fillings in dentistry. This controversy arose after several people learned that the amalgam uses mercury to create its alloy compound. While mercury of itself is indeed toxic and potentially lethal, it has little effect on people when it is mixed with the other metals that create teeth fillings. Here are some other facts about silver amalgam that will help allay your fears.   Read More...