DIY braces and teeth-straightening kits have been popping up all over the internet. These kits promise consumers a beautiful smile, without the cost of orthodontia. Unfortunately, DIY braces come with numerous risks and can be downright dangerous. Although they may appear appealing and … [Read more...] about DIY braces: Are they really worth it?
It's Valentines Day and you indulge in a decadent, dark chocolate bar. You try not to think about the effect your treat will have on your waist line or your pearly whites. But is chocolate really bad for your teeth? You'll be surprised to find out that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate … [Read more...] about Is chocolate bad for your teeth?
Everyone knows that smoking causes lung cancer. Even most smokers are aware of this risk when they light up. But another danger of smoking that gets less attention is the damage it does to your teeth. Smoking breeds bacteria, which causes bad breath, yellow teeth, and gum disease. Every smoker knows … [Read more...] about Dangers of cigarettes and your teeth
With your new baby on the way, your oral health is probably the last thing on your mind. You are tired. Food cravings strike every few minutes. None of your clothes seem to fit. Visiting the dentist is most likely not on your priority list. Even though your teeth may not be the most pressing … [Read more...] about Dental health for expecting mothers
Gum disease refers to an inflammation of your gums that could eventually corrode the bone that supports your teeth. It is caused by a build up of plaque, which contains bacteria that harms your teeth and gum tissue. This bacteria can cause the gum line to recede and, if not properly treated, could … [Read more...] about Keeping your gums healthy– prevent gum disease
Fast food lies behind some of America's biggest health crises. Two thirds of Americans are overweight and 35% are clinically obese. 17 million of our fellow countrymen and women suffer from diabetes. That's bad enough, but it's important to know that fast food can be a disaster for oral health too. … [Read more...] about How fast food affects dental health