Sinister Effects of Smoking on Your Tonsils

infographic of the ingredients in cigarettes that can damage your tonsils

Tobacco use is life-threatening. This is definitely not news. You’ve probably encountered countless cases of irreversible lung damage, cardiovascular diseases and various types of cancers in organs such as bladder, cervix, colon and rectum, larynx, liver, esophagus, kidney and ureter, pancreas, larynx, stomach, trachea, and bronchus. In fact, the harmful effects of smoking are so multi-faceted it’ll take us quite … Read More

Dental X-Rays; What You Should Know Before Visiting Your Dentist

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Your trip to the dentist should include regularly scheduled dental x-rays. An x-ray is an imaging test that dentists use to get a clear image of your teeth and jaw to be able to plan what course of treatment to follow. This may mean filling cavities, braces or just a regular pat on the back for good oral hygiene. When … Read More

Common oral issues that can damage your teeth and health

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Infections in the mouth happen more often then you may realize. Improper hygiene, vices and physical contact are just some of the causes. Being aware of what’s going on within your mouth can save major health problems down the road from common oral issues. Some of the simplest causes of problems are also the easiest to take care of. Tooth … Read More

Gingivitis

clipart stages of gum disease

Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Is it sore or outright painful when you eat? Do you have bad breath that mouthwash doesn’t cover up? Are your gums red or purple and swollen? Do they feel squishy, like a gummy bear? Do your gums look like they are receding? It’s very possible you have gingivitis. What is … Read More

Traditional Braces vs Invisalign; What’s the Right Choice for Me?

clipart crooked teeth, braces, straight teeth

Are you worried about crooked or crowded teeth? Are you wondering what would be the best method is to fix them? You’ve heard there are at least two choices; Invisalign or traditional braces. You might first wonder, what even is Invisalign? They are also called “clear aligners”. Invisalign was invented in 1997 by two Harvard students; Zia Christi and Kelsey … Read More

Your smile could change your life!

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Smiling makes you seem polite, friendly, and capable. If you look sad, nervous or anxious, maybe even in a bad mood; other people wonder if they want to be around you. As simple a thing as a bright smile could lead you to success because in business, it gives coworkers confidence that you are certain with what you are doing! You might … Read More

If You Get a Cavity or Need Dental Work While Wearing Braces…

Remembering to brush, rinse and floss on a regular basis is a chore by itself…even without braces. But the added nooks and crannies of orthodontics make brushing details even more difficult. Keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces surely can be a challenge and much more difficult to remove food particles that get stuck in between the teeth and brackets. … Read More

What Factors Determine How Long You’ll Have to Wear Braces?

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People of all ages, just like you, are considering orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’ve lost some teeth and your teeth are shifting. Or you have crooked teeth and hate your smile. From adolescence to the senior years, you can get fitted with braces to improve your smile once again and regain good oral health. One of … Read More

How to Take Care of Your Braces

clipart crooked teeth, braces, straight teeth

There’s no doubt braces can do wonders for your smile.  However, you need to give both the braces and your teeth proper care to avoid damaging either while you’re wearing braces.   It goes without saying…It’s important to brush, and floss regularly. Also, keep in mind, you should still keep your regular visits with your dentist.   In addition to … Read More

Wisdom Doesn’t Come From Your Teeth…

Wisdom teeth don't make you smart

Be wise and have them removed It is recommended people get their wisdom teeth out since they pose many potential problems.   Generally, this happens during the young adult years. For many, having wisdom teeth extracted is an easy choice.   But for others, not so much.   Are you nervous about having your wisdom teeth pulled?   If you … Read More