The Many Dangers Of Vaping

E-cigarettes are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco because they use an aerosol to deliver nicotine. An e-cigarette user doesn’t inhale or exhale tobacco smoke — but that doesn’t mean the practice, commonly referred to as “vaping,” is not without health risks. Most users of cigarettes, cigars, or … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Receding Gums

Many generations ago, when a person got older, they were said to be “long in the tooth.” This phrase may have stemmed from receding gums, or gums pulling back from their normal position against the teeth. Even with today’s more advanced dental care, 88 percent of adults over age 65 experience receding gums around at … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Children Great Oral Health Habits

As a parent, you are responsible for protecting your children and helping them learn skills that will lead them to healthy adulthood. As many of us have experienced, though, it can be difficult to consistently practice constructive habits. For example, despite all the attention paid to New Year’s resolutions, only … [Read more...]

New Year, New Oral Health Goals

January is the month of high hopes, optimistic promises, and exuberant goal-setting. When it comes to teeth, there are many possible resolutions to ensure you can be proud of your smile in the new year.   Oral Health Goal Basics Some of the most important oral health goals you can have for the new year … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Prevent Plaque That Will Help Improve Your Oral Health

Some say that the only two constants in this world are death and taxes, but many dentists might argue that dental plaque comes in a close third. Plaque is that thin film of bacteria that is formed after you eat certain foods. Truly a villain in terms of oral health, if left untreated plaque forms hardened deposits … [Read more...]

How Acid Reflux Can Affect Your Teeth

Everyone has seen commercials on television for acid reflux, and you may realize that the condition can produce painful heartburn and damage to the lining of the esophagus. You may not realize, however, if you have acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the condition can have significant … [Read more...]