What your family history says about your teeth
Did you know that your genetics may provide a window into your risk for oral health issues?
Four surprising dental statistics
All across America, people have greater access to preventive dental care than they did 50 years ago, but the numbers suggest we could be doing more to keep our mouths healthy. These surprising statistics hint at some oral health areas that could benefit from a bit more attention.
Choosing between a general and pediatric dentist
When looking for a dentist for your children, it can be tough to know who to see. Should you search for a general family dentist or would your children benefit from pediatric care? You can’t go wrong either way, but it’s good to have all the facts before you decide.
Eating right during pregnancy for your baby’s oral health
If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably heard a lot about how important your diet choices are for your developing baby. But did you know that what you eat also plays a crucial part in the development of your baby’s teeth? Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month by learning which nutrients are especially important for teeth formation!
Periodontal disease – what is it?
Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gums and bone that support teeth. Gum disease is your mouth’s natural reaction to harmful bacteria. Think about what happens if you have a splinter in your finger for a while – your skin around the splinter becomes inflamed and tender. Our body reacts the same for any bacterial infection – including one in your mouth.
Protecting the littlest smiles
When parents put their little ones to sleep, sometimes they leave them with a bottle. While that might be soothing as they drift off to dreamland, leaving a bottle in the crib can be problematic for tiny teeth. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, take a moment to brush up on the basics of baby bottle tooth decay.
Water and your teeth
We’ve all heard about the health benefits of drinking water – more energy, healthier skin and more. But did you know it also helps your teeth stay healthy?
Don’t retire your dental coverage
When retirement is on the horizon and you’re itching to enjoy it, make sure to keep oral health top of mind. The importance of proper dental care and dental coverage continues throughout all stages of life!
Should you brush your teeth in the shower?
For 4 percent of Americans, the shower is the ideal place to brush their teeth. But does your brushing location affect your smile?