Although most people will acknowledge that flossing is incredibly important for oral health, only 16 percent of Americans floss at least once a day. This is especially perplexing when you consider that flossing is inexpensive, accessible, and requires relatively little time. For many people, it’s all about building the habit. After all, don’t you brush […]
Although we hope and expect that our teeth will last a lifetime, sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. Fortunately, several solutions are available to replace missing teeth. Although dentures were considered the treatment of choice for many years, dental implants are now being recognized as a more comfortable, attractive, and effective treatment in many situations. […]
In many situations, people are praised for “giving it their all.” Picture a runner sprinting to the finish line, a student using every spare minute to study for an exam, or a drummer who leaves the stage with calloused fingers and a sweaty brow. They’re congratulated for their hard work, for pushing themselves to the […]
The eyes might be the windows to the soul, but your smile is one of the first things that others notice about you. If you’ve observed your gums receding over the years, you might be less confident in your grin – which may make you less inclined to greet the ones you love with a […]
No matter how diligent you are about visiting your dentist, sometimes accidental injuries or everyday wear and tear can wreak havoc on your smile, causing chips or cracks. If your smile isn’t where you want it to be, your dentist may have mentioned tooth bonding as a potential solution. But how does tooth bonding work?
How do mouthguards work? The answer to that question depends on why you are wearing the mouthguard. This humble, seemingly simple oral appliance can serve many purposes.
In 2019, 64.9 percent of American adults reported paying their dentist a visit within the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On one hand, that means that more than half of Americans had a chance to enjoy the many advantages that a regular dental exam can bring. Unfortunately, that means […]
Although 77 percent of Americans have dental insurance, how many of us really know how to use it? Knowing the ins-and-outs of your dental insurance plan can help you make the most of your coverage, so it pays to do your research. Read on to learn how dental insurance works, and how to make it […]
As your braces work hard to straighten your teeth, you should work hard to clean and protect your teeth. In fact, oral hygiene is especially important for those with braces because plaque can hide in the nooks and crannies around the brackets. In addition to regular visits to your dentist, you’ll need to brush your […]
When it comes to oral health, brushing your teeth is a nonnegotiable. Like flossing and drinking plenty of water, it’s something that you should be doing day in and day out. Most people fit the habit into their daily routine, typically in the morning and at night, performing it so often that it feels like […]