Posts Tagged ‘ oral health ’

Calming Your Nerves Before Dental Procedures

Almost everyone has some feelings of nervousness when thinking about visiting the dentist.  We hear it all the time from our patients.  But don’t worry (I know, easier said than done).  It is totally normal to have a bit of anxiety (or even a lot of anxiety) before you come to our office. In our […]

What Good Oral Health Means When You Are Pregnant

If you are pregnant, you probably already know how important it is to take care of your body during this exciting time.  A good, nutritious diet, regular moderate exercise and adequate sleep help protect both your health and the health of your baby.  But what you may not already know is how important your oral […]

Chomp!  Fun Facts About Teeth

As children, we are obsessed with our teeth.  Counting them, watching them fall out and grow back in.  Waiting for the tooth fairy’s surprise.  And as adults, we are still obsessed with them, but maybe in a different way (as in “why do they always hurt and why aren’t they white anymore?”)  So just for […]

Bacteria’s Great Odyssey to The Pulp

If a tooth’s pulp, the innermost layer, becomes infected it is in grave danger. Most likely, your general dentist will refer you to our office for intervention. Without treatment, the tooth can die and fall out. So how does a tooth reach this ruinous point? In this blog post, we will examine bacteria’s journey to […]

All Oral Bacteria are Not Equal

The mouth harbors a diverse and plentiful and microbial community due to its hospitable environment. It is warm, nutrient-rich and maintains an ideal pH balance. This highly diverse microflora inhabits the various surfaces of the normal mouth- gums, teeth, tongue, cheeks. What many people don’t realize is that most of the bacteria are beneficial organisms and live […]

Nutrition: Its Role in General & Oral Health

In this article, we go a step further a look at how the basics of nutrition, coupled with diet and exercise, affect life-long general and oral health. The surgeon General of the United Stats has stated emphatically that “you can’t be healthy without oral health.” And, as our last article explained, you can’t have good […]