Happy 2018! New Year’s resolutions are not as popular as they once were, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make changes to your everyday life. Now is always the right time! Did you know oral health affects your overall health? It’s important to brush and floss daily along with dental check-ups every 6 months. Poor … Continue reading 3 Ways Oral Health Influences Your Body: Heart Disease, Diabetes, Pregnancy
Did you know barbers were the go-to people for concerns about your teeth? In the past, they not only groomed your face but also extracted and whitened your teeth. It wasn’t until 1840 that the first college Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opened. Today, the United States has over 60 schools and dentistry is considered … Continue reading Modern vs Historical Dental Practices
While most of us love a good horror story, in the world of dentistry, sometimes the truth is more frightening than any Hollywood flick! Curl up and dig in to 10 of the creepiest dental ailments you have ever heard of: Amelogenesis Imperfecta: Tooth Enamel Disease Amelogenesis Imperfecta is a congenital disease. Causing small teeth … Continue reading 10 Ghoulish Disorders That Will Have You Flying to the Dentist
Summer is about vacations, group activities, family time, and great food. With the warmer weather comes the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. You may even be growing your own. Choosing the right snacks can both satisfy your sweet cravings and help your smile shine. Strawberries Strawberries are the perfect choice for boosting your oral … Continue reading 3 Summer Treats for a Healthy Smile
With the vast advancements in the dental field this last decade, it may be surprising to learn that untreated cavities are still a prevalent and persistent issue for many people in the United States. More than one in five Americans has untreated cavities and periodontitis, according to Dr. Bruce Dye, an epidemiologist at the U.S. … Continue reading Untreated Cavities in the US
On August 2nd, this New York Times article was published and caused quite a bit of controversy in both the dental community and with the general public.
As with many aspects of general dentistry, scaling and root planing is a treatment related to keeping your mouth free of gum disease.