Month: March 2014

The Beauty, and Function, of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could treat your cavities or other dental health issues without leaving noticeable evidence? With tooth-colored fillings, you can. For over a century, metal amalgam has been the dental filling material of choice. While the metal fillings are strong, durable, and highly effective, the metallic flash that the fillings add… Read more »

A Dental Prosthetic for Everyone

A lost tooth isn’t something you should ignore. Even if it isn’t obvious when you smile, the loss can seriously affect the teeth that remain, as well as the jawbone that once supported it. With every tooth lost, your oral health can continue to deteriorate, and replacing lost teeth with an appropriate dental prosthetic is… Read more »

How Tooth Loss Affects Your Facial Appearance

With one or more teeth missing, your smile won’t look the same. With your mouth closed, however, the loss might not affect your facial appearance. At least, not at first. When ignored, missing teeth affect more than your immediate smile; the loss can also cause your jawbone to lose density, or deteriorate, from a lack… Read more »

Interesting, and Important, Facts About Your Teeth

When it comes to your dental health, knowledge is power. If you didn’t know that brushing your teeth everyday was important, then you probably wouldn’t, and your teeth can’t last long in the midst of consistently poor hygiene. Still, there are some things about your teeth that aren’t common knowledge, but knowing them could help… Read more »

What Fluoride Does for Your Teeth

Fluoride is one of the most popular ingredients in a number of different dental hygiene products. The mineral is well-known for its ability to help ward off cavity development, and can be found in municipal water supplies across the US. Though most people can easily recognize the name, fluoride, not as many people understand how… Read more »

Do Primary Cavities Affect Permanent Teeth?

Although cavities are highly-preventable, they remain the most widespread chronic disease among children all over the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, they affect over half of all school-aged children in the US, and cavities are four times more common than asthma in adolescents aged 14-17. With such alarming statistics,… Read more »

The Specifics of Senior Dental Care

Age, by itself, isn’t a significant factor in the state of your oral health. For instance, contrary to popular belief, teeth aren’t naturally lost as you grow older. Nevertheless, time does have an effect on your smile, and dental care for seniors often means taking into consideration circumstances that are specific to our more mature… Read more »

What to Do if You’ve Been Told You Have Gum Disease

Your reaction to learning that you have gum disease would depend largely on how much you know about the condition. If all you’ve heard is what’s mentioned frequently in mouthrinse commercials, you might just think it’s time to start using mouthrinse. If Dr. Stewart diagnoses your condition, then you’ll know that gum disease warrants more… Read more »

Tips to Relieve Migraine Pain

When your headaches are severe and recurring, they’re often referred to as migraines. Unlike your typical, run-of-the-mill headache, a migraine is usually accompanied by a host of other symptoms besides head pain, like extreme sensitivity to sound and light. Also unlike headaches, migraines don’t always dissipate on their own, and once you find relief, they… Read more »

Enjoy the Taste, and Benefits, of Eating Right

Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts National Nutrition Month® to promote nutrition information and education to improve people’s health and lives. This year, the Month’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” which exemplifies an important aspect of your dietary concerns—your mouth. Your taste buds, tongue, teeth, and gums react to… Read more »