Smokeless Tobacco: An Emerging Cause Of Gum Disease In Teens

The relationship between smoking and gum disease is pretty well known. You've probably seen pictures of long-time smokers with gaping gums and missing teeth. More than likely, your teen has seen many of these images in anti-smoking campaigns around school and on television. Smoking is undoubtedly one of the worst things anyone can do for their gums (and for their overall health), but there is another concerning behavior popping up among teens: using smokeless tobacco. [Read More]

3 Ways To Fight Gum Disease From The Inside

Having a strong genetic predisposition for gum disease or a chronic disease are risk factors that are beyond your control. If you know that you are at an increased risk of developing gum disease, in addition to regular dental visits, find ways to put the odds in your favor by reducing your risk with changes in your diet and lifestyle. Incorporate More Antioxidants Gum disease is a type of inflammation that mainly affects your gums, but in severe cases can affect your heart. [Read More]

Overcoming A Fear Of Dental Appointments With Sedation Dentistry

While the majority of adults experience some level of anxiety about receiving dental care, up to ten percent have full-blown dental phobia. While regular dental appointments are essential to excellent oral health and most procedures do not cause pain, many adults and children still fear seeing their dentist. If the thought of going to the dentist fills you with apprehension, you should consider receiving oral health care from a dental practice that offers sedation dentistry. [Read More]

Add Some Bling To Your Smile – Make Your Own Grillz At Home

Grillz, grills, or fronts are decorative covers that snap over one or more teeth. Mostly made of gold, and sometimes encrusted in jewels, grillz are removable and won't interfere with your daily oral hygiene routine. You also don't have to worry about harming your teeth, mouth, or gums when you wear grills. If you are concerned about your oral health, have a complete dental exam before you put a grill over your teeth. [Read More]