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Bad Habits for Teeth

Everyday Habits can Impact Oral Health Most of us have a bad habit or two that we'd like to change. Here are some common habits that are especially hard on teeth: Biting or Chewing Non-Foods Items Maybe you've done it for years with no harm, but each time you bite a non-food object is unnecessary [...]

Bad Habits for Teeth2018-12-26T08:00:04+00:00

Strategies for Nicotine Addiction

Are You Trying to Give up Nicotine? Nicotine continues to be popular with teens and young adults, and there are more ways to become addicted than ever before. Cigarettes and chewing tobacco remain, while e-cigarettes and vaporizers are now available in tempting flavors. We all know about the numerous side effects tobacco and/or nicotine can [...]

Strategies for Nicotine Addiction2018-04-03T08:00:30+00:00

Brightening Your Smile…

You Owe It to Yourself Finally achieving a great looking, bright smile can mean a lot. Especially if negative feelings about your smile have been holding you back in life, causing self-consciousness about your overall appearance. Whether you are worried about a job interview, going on a date, or meeting with business clients, there are [...]

Brightening Your Smile…2018-02-20T08:00:23+00:00

What You and Your Mouth Need to Know About Cancer

Early Detection Remains Key to Happy Ending Just as in any good crime show, the sooner the heroes discover the problem and get to work solving it, the better the outcome. Looking inside your mouth provides us a unique opportunity to detect other potential health problems, particularly the signs of oral cancer. Did you know [...]

What You and Your Mouth Need to Know About Cancer2016-06-28T00:00:17+00:00

Bad Oral Habits Explained

Tooth-related habits, too, can be conscious (brushing and flossing) or unconscious—chewing on pencils, for example. Dental habits become bad when teeth are expected to do things they're not cut out for—opening bottles, chewing off the little plastic tags on new clothing, trimming nails, and so on. And bad dental habits can be downright dangerous. To [...]

Bad Oral Habits Explained2016-05-17T00:00:50+00:00

Who Wants Whiter Teeth?

Whitening, or bleaching, is a way to lighten teeth without bonding material to the teeth or removing any sound tooth structure. In this respect, it’s one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures we have. Here’s how it works. How does whitening work? Typically for in-office appointments, we'll fit your mouth with a special mouthpiece  filled [...]

Who Wants Whiter Teeth?2014-04-01T00:00:51+00:00

Smoking and Still Smiling?

Say you've spent the time and effort to get your mouth and teeth in shape. You’re dentally hale and hearty. And you smoke. As if there isn't enough reason to give up smoking, your dental health suffers too. Dramatically. Aside from the tobacco stains on teeth (not to mention the bouquet), serious oral disease can develop. The evidence just [...]

Smoking and Still Smiling?2013-07-16T00:00:22+00:00

Oral Cancer Facts and Screening

How common and how serious is oral cancer? Oral cancer, the sixth most common cancer, accounts for about 3.6 percent of all cancers diagnosed, with roughly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 45 years, with men being twice [...]

Oral Cancer Facts and Screening2012-12-04T00:00:48+00:00