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Dental Bridges vs. Dental Crowns

Dental Bridges vs. Dental Crowns

by Stephanie Meadows
Like everything else in life, if you want something to look good and last, you need to take care of it right. Optimal dental care is an everyday process, well actually more like a twice a day process. But with the proper maintenance and attention, the results are a smile that will be with you for the long run. They say “You are never fully dressed without a smile,” and cosmetic and restorative dentistry can make that statement hold value. From subtle changes to major repairs, your cosmetic dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile.

Sugary Foods Your Dentist Wants You to Stop Eating

Sugary Foods Your Dentist Wants You to Stop Eating

by Shearly (SU)
Sugar is not your friend. Besides being linked to obesity and diseases like diabetes, sugar greatly increases the rate of tooth decay because many of the bacteria living in your mouth feed on it. As they do, they produce certain acids that attack and weaken the enamel that protect your teeth. Eating or drinking beverages and foods high in sugar is like inviting in an army of tiny dental saboteurs to undermine your oral health.

360 Dental: A 360 Look at Your Dental Health

360 Dental: A 360 Look at Your Dental Health

by Shearly (SU)
Did you know that your dental health is connected to your overall health? Studies have shown that poor dental health is heavily related to other major medical conditions. In large part this is because of the many bacteria that thrive in the warm, moist environment of your mouth. Daily brushing and flossing, along with other good oral hygiene can limit their impact, but if they are left unchecked, it can easily lead to tooth decay or even gun disease. When it comes to dental health, you really need to take a 360 degree look.

The Importance of Mouth Guards

The Importance of Mouth Guards

by Shearly (SU)
Almost everyone is aware that certain sports, such as football, require a helmet and other protective gear. Mouth guards for instance, can protect a player from a direct blow to the face, which can easily loosen or even knock out a player’s teeth.

Common Dental Terms You Should Know

Common Dental Terms You Should Know

by Shearly (SU)
Have you ever been in the dental chair and heard a term you were not familiar with? If so, you are certainly not alone. Medical professionals sometimes use words that you may never have heard before. If you do not understand something, don’t be embarrassed. Most dentists are happy to explain what a word means. They understand that a well-informed patient is a healthier patient, and they only want what is in your best interest. Here is a list of common dental terms you should know, but might not have had the chance to ask about: