Are Charcoal Toothpastes Really Effective?

We live in a society that is always looking for better ways to do things— especially when it comes to health concerns. This drives us to try all sorts of substances and procedures. One of these recent attempts at whitening teeth and boosting oral health is a charcoal toothpaste. The Claims Advertisements say that charcoal…

HPV Vaccine for Oral Health

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) has become a primary health concern within the last few decades. The concern comes in transmission as well as the wide array of health concerns that come with this virus. What Is HPV? HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause genital warts as well as cervical cancer. Although this virus…

Nutrition for Dental Health

What we eat and drink every day matters for our overall health. Because everything we consume passes through our mouths, we should carefully consider foods that contribute to our dental health as well as our overall well-being. As a matter of fact, poor dental health is usually the first indication of poor overall health, which…

Children’s Nutrition

Your child’s favorite foods are probably doused in sugar. Giving your child a quick snack also gives you that extra time you need to finish dinner. Juice seems like a healthy way to make sure your child is somehow consuming fruit. All of these habits are understandable. Sugar is all around us. Dental decay is…

What Does “Fee-for-Service” Mean for Your Dental Care?

Paying medical costs is a headache all by itself. Dealing with insurance is a stressor. Difficulty with paying for dental procedures can cause some patients to forego treatment. As understandable as this is, it is a mistake to sacrifice the care you need. As dental practices strive to care for their patients, many practices are…

The Success of Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments

For most patients, surgery is not a soothing option— especially when it comes to oral health. Recent studies sought to understand just how effective non-surgical procedures are in treating periodontitis. What Is Periodontitis? Periodontitis is a more advanced stage of gum disease. Your gums are essential in protecting your teeth from decay and infection. Gum…

Smartphones Are Breeding Grounds for Bacteria

Take a moment and review where your hands have been in the last 15 minutes. You probably had to switch on the lights or open a door. Maybe you used a restroom. Doing any of those means that you have picked up bacteria because we share those spaces with other people—and millions of microscopic life…

Keep Kids Safer on the Street: Treat Your Child’s Sleep Apnea

“Look both ways! Use the crosswalk!” If you are a parent, you have probably said something like this. You invest time and effort into helping your child learn to cross the street safely. If your child has sleep apnea, you have a unique opportunity. You can contribute to your child’s safety when crossing the street…

Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth. It is the number one desire on most dental wish lists. We all want the confidence that comes with a bright, white smile. While the desire is clear, the methods can be a bit harder to navigate. Why aren’t my teeth white anymore? There are a number of reasons why your teeth are…

Potential Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disease that America is anxious to research. No one wants to see their loved ones slip away, so there is an urgency in this research. There has been some fascinating development this year. Scientists have detected a connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s. What is gum disease? Gum disease, or periodontal disease,…