The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in special foods and treats; it is also important to take care of your oral health. The teeth and gums have to put up with a lot over the holidays, so let’s look at the biggest challenges and what you can do to live it up a little and still avoid the worst.
Kids are not notorious for their enthusiasm when it comes to oral health. While these challenges may seem par for the course, they can lead to lifelong problems. Some of the issues which may arise in the future include poor oral health practices, stress-related dental conditions, and the dreaded dental phobia that plagues millions of adult Americans.
Halloween is all about costumes and treats, and fun. But when those trick-or-treat bags come home, often the “sugar wars” begin. All that candy to be eaten! How do parents set limits? Is it OK to let the kids splurge on their collected loot? Children’s dental care is on the minds of us all at this time of year.
Are Waterpiks better than traditional Flossing?
One of the most widely spoken about debates in the world of dentistry today is the one between waterpik and flossing for dental cleaning. While waterpik has been recently developed as a tooth cleaning method, it has gained widespread popularity due to the many advantages it offers. Before I move on to discuss a few of those pointers, it is essential to understand what exactly Waterpik is.
Looking for a new dentist is a big deal. You’re not just searching for someone to clean your teeth. The right dental practice allows you to feel comfortable and safe, whether you’re going for a routine procedure or a dental emergency. Here’s what the American Dental Association suggests you do to find the best dental fit for you and your family.
In my lifetime dentistry has evolved from a narrow focus on teeth and gums to an awareness of how dental health connects to a patient’s total health and well-being. We know, for example, that several types of cardiovascular diseases may be related to oral health. And lifestyle choices like smoking and diet are linked to tooth decay and gum disease. In my practice, I promote a comprehensive approach to dentistry that addresses the overall health status of my patients.
It’s sad but true. Men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush their teeth on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. Some of the healthiest and fittest guys are guilty. Flossing is even more challenging for some of these guys.
Do you know that the health of your mouth has a direct connection to the rest of your body and overall health? Oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease play a significant role in certain diseases located elsewhere in the human body.
Whenever I see a photo of a sports team or group of young athletes, I think about their teeth. We expect athletes to be healthy – careful about their diet and workout routines. That health and fitness regimen should include taking care of teeth and mouth every day. No matter what sport or level, athletes are at risk for injuries that often require dental treatments and surgeries. Here’s how to protect your healthy smile.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! As a dentist and a father, I know firsthand how important dental care is for the youngest patients. I urge all my parents to introduce their children to the dental office as soon as possible. Here’s why: