Did you know that women who have periodontal (gum) disease are 14% more likely to develop breast cancer? This new research finding further reinforces the connection between oral and overall health. To help lower your risk of gum disease or treat existing gum disease, remember to brush your teeth for two minutes twice per day, floss daily and visit the dentist regularly. You can learn more about the connection between breast cancer and gum disease from Breastcancer.org: http://bit.ly/2e2xoCURead More
October isn't just National Dental Hygiene Month— it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You may be wondering how breast cancer is related to oral health. Periodontal (gum) disease puts you at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and breast cancer treatment can cause dental issues such as bleeding and inflamed gums, decay and dry mouth. Don't forget to notify us of changes in your health history such as cancer treatment. We'll work with you and your other healthcare providers as a team.Read More
We know it's not fall without a pumpkin spice latte (PSL), but PSLs from your favorite coffee shop can add up in calories, sugar and dollars spent! Check out this tutorial for making your own PSL at home, and make it even healthier by reducing the amount of sugar and substituting lower calorie milk or milk alternatives: http://bit.ly/1sFF9OMRead More
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and we want to encourage all of our patients to form healthy hygiene habits. Research has found that it takes an average of 66 days to form a habit. Join us this month in committing to healthy habits such as brushing for two minutes twice per day and flossing daily!
What helpful reminders do you use to remember to practice healthy habits?
Have you ever heard someone say that you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day? Regardless of whether you adhere to this fashion "rule," a white smile is always in style! Call us today to learn how we can help you brighten up your smile.Read More
Mouthguards help prevent damage to your teeth and protect you from concussions while physically active. If you or your child are going to be playing sports this fall, we can help fit for the proper mouthguard. If you already have one, here are some great care tips to extend the life of your mouthguard:
* Brush with a toothbrush and toothpaste or at least rinse before and after every use.
* Periodically wash in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
* Store and carry in a protective container that has openings for ventilation.
* Never put your mouthguard in hot water or in direct sunlight.
* Inspect regularly for wear and tear and replace when necessary.
Happy National Watermelon Day! Fresh or frozen and blended into a smoothie or ice pop, watermelon is a delicious and healthy way to cool down in the summer! What's your favorite way to enjoy watermelon?
We hope you enjoy celebrating our country's 241st birthday this weekend! For a healthy holiday treat, try making a flag out of red and blue berries with whipped cream stars and stripes.Read More
We will be open on 7/4/17 for Dental Emergencies and General Dentistry appointments. Call (407) 205-9585 to schedule!Read More
You may have wondered if primary (baby) teeth are important since they are eventually replaced by permanent (adult) teeth. The answer is yes! Primary teeth don't just help children eat, speak and smile— they help them maintain good overall health, good nutrition, maintain space for permanent teeth and build confidence. Learn more about primary teeth from Head Start: http://bit.ly/1Bg5L2FRead More
Have you ever heard of baby bottle tooth decay? This type of tooth decay can occur in young children who drink from baby bottles if their teeth are exposed to sugary drinks for prolonged periods of time, such as when bottles are used as pacifiers or when they are put to sleep with bottles. Learn more about how to prevent baby bottle tooth decay here: http://bit.ly/V7y27oRead More
Do you or does someone you know suffer from dental anxiety? We understand how difficult it can be to overcome anxiety to receive necessary dental treatment. Fortunately, new research shows that just 5 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy can help you conquer dental anxiety. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1lUOp4ERead More
Some patients express concern about radiation exposure from dental X-rays. Dental X-rays are safe and have very low levels of radiation exposure thanks to specially designed techniques and tools! They help us detect signs and symptoms of disease not visible during a regular dental exam. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1pLDzjmRead More
Are you nervous about visiting the dentist? There are a few things you can do to help alleviate dental anxiety:
* Discuss your anxiety with our team so that we can best care for you.
* Establish a signal to give our team if you need a break.
* Ask us about sedation options to help you relax.
Did you know that chewing gum has benefits beyond simply freshening your breath? The act of chewing increases saliva flow, washes away food debris and neutralizes acids in the mouth. For maximum health benefits, look for sugarless gum with the ADA seal of approval!
You hear a lot about how sour candy is bad for your teeth, but what about naturally sour foods like citrus fruits? Sour taste is caused by acid, which can actually irritate your tongue and erode tooth enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to decay. Enjoy citrus in moderation and rinse your mouth with water afterward.Read More