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Do Dental Fears Come from the Media?

October 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 8:12 pm

Frightened woman biting her fingernailsRegular dental care is equally important as brushing and flossing to avoid preventable oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup twice a year, but 35% of adults don’t see a dentist regularly. People delay seeing a dentist for many reasons, but dental fear is a common culprit. 15% of people around the world suffer from dental anxiety. Fear of pain and negative experiences in the past can lead to dental phobias, but the media also fuels anxieties, and here’s how.


The Anti-Implant Food Pyramid: Foods To Avoid After Dental Implant Treatment

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 12:29 pm
A model of how a dental implant works

Did you ever take a nutrition class in school? If you have, you’d know the complexity of how nutrients are used to fuel everything in your body. Even without this knowledge, you might recognize the food pyramid where foods are organized into groups.

But have you seen a pyramid of foods you should avoid? Especially after oral surgery, choosing the right foods can make a huge difference in the success of your procedure.

The groups mentioned below are made up specifically of foods that you should avoid after dental implant surgery. Continue reading to learn how to preserve your implants and avoid failure.


The History of Dental Floss

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 2:55 pm
Zoom in on a white container with a few inches of floss pulled out on a gray surface

Dental floss is a key component to our daily oral healthcare routine. After all, brushing and flossing are considered the bare minimum in preventative care for any dental hygiene regimen. It’s entirely possible that you’ve been hearing about the importance of this step for as long as you’ve been alive! But have you ever stopped to wonder where floss originated or how long it’s been around? Keep reading to learn more about how dental floss has evolved from its earliest forms into what we know today.


Is Invisalign Still an Option If You Grind Your Teeth?

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 1:09 pm
Woman carefully placing Invisalign over her teeth

Recently, you’ve been considering getting Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth. However, recently you found out that you have bruxism, which causes you to grind and clench your teeth involuntarily. Will this condition prevent you from undergoing Invisalign treatment? Or could clear aligners actually help you address the problem? Here’s what you need to know before scheduling your first Invisalign consultation.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Turn Back the Clock on Your Smile

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 10:11 pm
senior with a beautiful smile

Aging can be a beautiful thing, but when it comes to taking care of your teeth, there are some ways your oral health may start to change over time that you may not be all that excited about. Whether you’ve noticed yourself becoming a little bit “long in the tooth” or you’ve seen your teeth start to gray, there are some ways in which your teeth could start to betray your age, even if you take good care of them.

Thankfully, there are cosmetic dental treatments that can help you to turn back the clock. If you’re wondering how they can do that for you, here are some examples of procedures that may be a little bit helpful.


Debunking Common Myths About Sedation Dentistry

April 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 4:59 am
dentist treating patient under dental sedation

Does the thought of visiting a dentist terrify you? You’re not alone. Millions of American suffer from dental anxiety or fear, causing them to go without the care they desperately need. Unfortunately, avoiding much-needed dental treatment can lead to bigger and more expensive complications. With the help of sedation dentistry, you can erase your worries! Although it’s been around for many years, there are still several misconceptions about it. Read on to learn about some common myths that have been debunked.


Can Teenagers Get Dental Implants?

March 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 12:03 am

Female teenager at schoolTeeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Adults aren’t the only people to suffer the devastation of tooth loss. Teens can also lose permanent teeth. With dental implants being the most successful and reliable solution to replace missing teeth, it’s natural to want the best for your child when filling the gap in their smile. Unfortunately, teens are rarely candidates for dental implants, and here’s why.


The History of Fluoride

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 6:14 pm
person drinking glass of water that contains fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally occurring in rocks, soil, water, plants, and the air. It is also known to provide your teeth with extra protection against tooth decay. Additionally, many public water sources add fluoride in small amounts to help their residents keep their beams healthy. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) also considers water fluoridation to be one of the top 10 most important public health advances of the 20th century. Keep reading to learn about the history of his magical mineral.


Can Missing Teeth Change My Facial Structure?

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 11:40 pm
a closeup of a patient’s smiling face

If you have missing teeth, you should know that gaps in your smile aren’t the only issue that you’ll have to deal with—tooth loss can cause you all sorts of woes! You’ll also encounter difficulty eating and speaking and be at an increased risk of losing additional teeth, as well as being susceptible to changes to your very facial structure! However, dental implants are an incredibly capable solution that can prevent all of these problems from occurring. Keep reading to learn a little more about how tooth loss can negatively impact your facial structure, along with how dental implants are the perfect answer.


3 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Healthy Smiles!

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 4:33 pm
stocking filled with presents

While the holidays are a magical time of the year, it can be a challenge to come up with stocking stuffer ideas after already buying regular gifts. As you make your list of little goodies to buy for your loved ones, you can include unique ones that also benefit their oral health! Here are three stocking stuffer ideas that are sure to bring healthy smiles throughout the entire year.

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