3 Healthy Foods That Are Surprisingly Bad For Your Teeth

Maintaining a healthy diet isn't always easy, but you do it because you want to keep your whole body healthy. However, a lot of foods that you think of as healthy may not be the ideal food for at least one part of your body – your teeth. It turns out that it isn't just sugary sodas and sticky candies that cause tooth decay. Your morning grapefruit, your trail mix, and your daily vitamin may all be causing cavities in your teeth. Read More 

Preventing Peri-Implantitis After Your Successful Dental Implant

After you have had a dental implant, you are probably thrilled with the appearance of your smile and the quality of your bite and teeth. However, you will need to ensure that your dental implant stays healthy, remains stable and doesn't start to deteriorate. Peri-implantitis is a disease that affects implants and the area around dental implants, which can compromise your oral health and the state of your implant. You should be aware of peri-implantitis, know the warning signs, and understand how to prevent it from taking your new dental implant from you. Read More 

4 Tips For Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy This Easter

If there's any holiday that comes with a greater potential for tooth damage than Halloween, it's Easter. Chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, jelly beans, and hard candy are all focal points of most Easter baskets. As a parent, you will definitely want your child to have a fun, enjoyable Easter celebration, but you also want to make sure that Easter is not a day for developing new cavities. How can you ensure a tooth-healthy Easter celebration this year? Read More 

3 Great Alternatives To Frustrating Floss

At the end of a long day, the last thing you probably feel like doing is tying a tight string around your fingers and running it between your teeth. Unfortunately, if you decide to skip the floss, you might only be cleaning 40% of your mouth. Left unchecked, bacteria present in plaque and tartar can spread deeper and lead to gingivitis or periodontitis. However, you might be able to take care of rogue food particles without all of the anxiety. Read More 

Dental Fluorosis And Children In Black Communities: Advice For Parents

Dental fluorosis is an unsightly problem that can affect your teeth's appearance. In the United States, dentists first became aware of the problem in 1901, when people living in Colorado Springs experienced a condition that doctors called Colorado Brown Stain. Since then, scientists have undertaken extensive research into the problems that fluoride can cause, including multiple studies about the increased risk in black communities. Learn more about the causes of dental fluorosis, and find out what black parents can do to protect their children's teeth. Read More