Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety affects many people of all ages but there are some successful strategies that both the patient and the dentist can practice to overcome it. If someone has real dental anxiety, what are some symptoms they exhibit and how…
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Top 3 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

The top three ways to prevent gum disease are as follows. Brush and floss at least twice a day. Brushing after meals helps remove food debris and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums. Don’t forget to include your tongue;…
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Preventing Gum Disease

While some people are more at risk for developing gum disease than others, there are ways to help prevent it such as brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist on a regular basis and not smoking. What is gum disease, and what are the…
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Signs of Oral Cancer

Screenings for oral cancer should take place at every regular dental visit and include visual checks of the inside of the mouth, the tongue and the lips and sometimes X-rays of the bone structure. If detected early, oral cancer may…
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Screening for Oral Cancer

Screenings for oral cancer should take place at every regular dental visit and include visual checks of the inside of the mouth, the tongue and the lips and sometimes X-rays of the bone structure. If detected early, oral cancer may…
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Electric Toothbrush Vs. Manual Toothbrush

The pros and cons of manual toothbrushes versus electric toothbrushes depends on the user. For instance, I used a manual toothbrush most of my life. I started using an electric toothbrush about three years ago and I absolutely love it! …
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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

There are many different types of toothbrushes to pick from but an electric toothbrush offers benefits and conveniences you won’t get in a manual toothbrush. When shopping for a manual toothbrush, there are soft, medium, and hard. Which one is…
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2 Main Reasons Wisdom Teeth Need to be Extracted

There are two main reasons why wisdom teeth would need to be extracted. The first reason why wisdom teeth might need to be extracted would be in the case of orthodontics. When the orthodontist is repositioning people’s teeth, sometimes it’s…
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Wisdom Teeth – Do They Have to Come Out?

Wisdom teeth don’t always need to be extracted; However, if they are impacted, come in crooked or cause other teeth to shift due to over-crowding, they should be pulled. What are wisdom teeth and when do they typically come in?…
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Factors to Consider When Choosing Dental Insurance

Dental patients should consider these important factors when choosing a dental insurance plan: Cost:  The most important factor to consider when choosing a dental insurance plan is probably affordability for the patient. They should be able to see the cost of…
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