There is no doubt summer is most people’s favorite time of the year, especially for those who love getting out and living an active lifestyle. After all, the warm summer months are a perfect time to travel and enjoy the outside world. However, even though the outdoor sun comes with lots of benefits, it does [...]
Research has revealed that more than half of U.K citizens suffer from anxiety or are self-conscious about the health of their smiles. Common dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay are major health concerns that can negatively impact the affected individuals throughout their lives. When it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth, routine [...]
When you visit the dentist, the first thing that comes to your mind is your oral health. However, there is a lot more to it than what you think. Visiting the dentist regularly and keeping your teeth clean is a worthy investment that contributes to your overall well-being. Let’s explore the connection between oral hygiene [...]
Two of the most common periodontal diseases are gum disease and tooth decay. A lot of adults believe that tooth decay is only limited to children, but that is not true. Tooth decay can occur at any age. If you don’t take care of your teeth, the enamel of your teeth wears down. This leads [...]
Welcome the New Year with Better Health Did you know that your oral health has an effect on your overall health as well? Yes, by taking care of your teeth, you are making your overall health better. Your mouth’s health is connected to your mental health, weight loss, digestion, and energy levels. So, if one [...]
The year 2018 is almost over. It’s time for you to come up with New Year’s resolutions — the promises you make at the end of each year to make the next year more productive. However, while making resolutions this, people often forget to make some about their teeth. Oral health is very important. We [...]
Routine dental exams and cleanings may not be appointments you exactly look forward to. In fact, many people choose to skip dental visits due to cost or fear of the dentist. But avoiding the dentist may eventually cost you more money and anxiety in the long run if you are diagnosed with cavities, gum disease [...]
More and more dentists now incorporate routine exams inside the oral cavity and the outside of head and neck into their hygiene appointments to screen for a host of oral diseases, including gum disease and oral cancer. Unfortunately, not all early signs of disease can be seen by the naked eye. At our practice we do much more. Advances in technology have made it possible for dentists to offer non-invasive screening tests to help identify patients that are at higer risk for developing head and neck cancers and gum disease and to detect these diseases at an early stage. At our office we utilize 3 screening tools, in addition to the examination of the oral cavity and head and neck, to help identify at risk patients that we serve. They include individualized Oral Health Scores, a light based screening tool for the oral cavity, and a saliva test that measures the amount of human papillomavirus in your mouth.
Cosmetic Dentistry. It brings to mind the photos of your favorite movie star with their $1 Million smile that probably cost that much to get. What is often times missing from the doctor-patient discussion regarding cosmetic dental procedures is the health benefits of having these procedures done. You might be wondering, “How can cosmetic dentistry benefit my health?” It’s a great question, one that many dental professionals do not regularly communicate to their patients. Cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, dental implants, and Invisalign© Invisible Braces, just to name a few. All of these procedures have benefits that can affect your oral health and total wellness.