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Do I Really Need to Floss?

Do I Really Need to Floss?

by Shearly (SU)
Even though the importance of proper brushing, rinsing, and flossing is ingrained in most of us at an early age, this simple act often gets ignored. According to one study, only four out of 10 Americans floss at least once a day, and 20 percent ignore the routine altogether.

Can Bad Teeth Kill You?

Can Bad Teeth Kill You?

by Stephanie Meadows
Some people feel like genetics have cursed them with teeth more susceptible to infection and bacteria, and this might be true in some cases. Some, on the other hand, have been blessed with far more resilient teeth than others. If the former has affected you and you weren’t born with the best set of teeth to begin with, it’s important to be very diligent about your dental hygiene. While it may seem like teeth are not vital organs, you might be surprised to know that a road of poor dental care can lead to a dastardly demise.

Finding the Right Dental Office for Your Invisalign

Finding the Right Dental Office for Your Invisalign

by Stephanie Meadows
For years, anyone seeking an orthodontic solution for crooked teeth had little choice beyond traditional metal braces. It’s not that metal braces were not effective, they were just the best option available for a long time. However, now dental patients young and old have more available options, including the clear custom-fitted Invisalign braces.

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend a Night Guard

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend a Night Guard

by Stephanie Meadows
Did you know that grinding your teeth while sleeping can cause significant jaw pain, tension headaches, and even broken or cracked teeth? A condition known as bruxism, this nighttime grinding movement of the teeth can often go unnoticed and untreated for some time. When someone grinds their teeth, it wears down the teeth, can destroy tooth enamel, and can chip or crack teeth. Once the enamel on teeth has been destroyed or worn away, it cannot be replaced.

Product Spotlight: CariVu

Product Spotlight: CariVu

by Crystal (SU)
Modern dentistry includes many innovative diagnostic and treatment technologies. It seems that every year brings a new advancement, but they are not all equally useful or beneficial to patients. The CariVu cavity detection device from DEXIS safely provides a valuable service that saves time, money, and teeth!

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