Don’t Let Summertime Dehydration Damage Your Smile!

As the summer season progresses, the temperatures just keep going up and up. While you may be enjoying the sunshine and perfect beach weather, it's important to keep in mind that the higher the temperatures go, the greater your risk is of becoming dehydrated, especially if you're spending a lot of time out in the heat. You probably know that severe dehydration can be dangerous, but you may not realize that even mild dehydration can be damaging to your oral health. Read More 

2 Tips For Keeping Your Mouth Bacteria Free While Wearing A Lip Bumper Appliance

Your dentist may recommend wearing a lip bumper for a number of reasons. However, one of the main reasons why a lip bumper may be recommended is because your teeth are too crowded. The pressure that your checks and mouth place on the appliance causes it to push against your molars. The constant pressure will eventually push your molars to the side and make room for additional teeth. Since the appliance covers part of your mouth and teeth, it can be difficult to clean your mouth as you normally would. Read More 

Answering Three Of Your Questions About Dental Implants

Needing to have a tooth replaced can be an unfortunate situation to find yourself facing. For those that are concerned about needing to use dentures or bridges, dental implants can present an excellent option. These implants are installed directly in the jaw, which makes them a permanent solution to this unsightly problem. If you have never seriously considered getting an implant, you might benefit from having some questions about this procedure answered. Read More 

2 Natural Dental Rinses To Alleviate Gum Inflammation While On Birth Control

Taking birth control will introduce a number of hormones into your system. The spike in hormones can cause your body to react in a negative way. One of the most common reactions to an increase in hormones in your system is gum inflammation. The inflammation may cause your gums to appear swollen and red. While the pain and discomfort caused by inflamed gums will not last forever, it can be difficult to deal with. Read More 

Treating Mild Dental Pain And Anxiety: 3 Ways To Avoid Using Sedatives On Your Next Trip To The Dental Office

Dental trips are dreaded by approximately 30 to 40 million Americans who will actually avoid going to the dentist due to their dental anxiety. Their dental anxiety usually stems from their fear of the pain or just the environment. To make the trip easier, many Americans will resort to requesting sedatives. However, relying on sedatives is not the only way to treat mild dental pain and anxiety. In fact, here are 3 suggestions on how you can avoid using sedatives altogether for your next visit to the dental office. Read More