Posts Tagged ‘ Oral Health ’

How Tongue Piercings Affect Your Oral Health

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Learn about the negative side effects of tongue piercings.

Body modification, from piercings to tattoos, is extremely popular today and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.  Body piercings, specifically those on the tongue, are a form of self-expression and allow people to be creative.  Although, tongue piercings come with serious health risks and should be given serious thought before an individual gets one.  Several oral health problems are associated with tongue piercings. (more…)

The Effects of Cigarette Smoking On Your Oral Health

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Learn about the harmful effects of smoking on your oral health.

By now, mostly everyone knows or has heard of the negative effects smoking cigarettes has on the human body.  But, for some reason, people still seem to buy cigarettes by the pack and smoke them.  Every time you take a puff from a cigarette your mouth starts to feel the harmful consequences.  No one wants to smile and show yellow teeth or even worse, start to develop mouth cancer.  Smoking cigarettes cause long-term effects on your oral health that will, hopefully, make you want to quit. (more…)

3 Back To School Oral Health Tips

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Practice great dental hygiene while going into the new school year.

August is coming to end which means that the school year is starting up with kids get their school supplies in order.  While they are learning new information and reuniting with friends, it is important that your child continues a proper oral health routine.  It is crucial as parents that you pass on your oral health regimen to your children and answer any questions they might have.   (more…)

3 Ways Your Tongue Piercing Affects Your Oral Health

Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Are you maintaining your tongue piercing?

Whether your teenager is looking to get a tongue piercing or you already have one, it’s important to realize that everything in your mouth affects your dental health. Before you decide to get a tongue piercing, learn about the many ways that your tongue piercing will affect your dental health. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions For A Healthier Mouth

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

The New Year is almost here. Out with the old and in with the new, they say! As you start to write out your list of resolutions for 2017, consider putting your dental health on that list as well. (more…)

5 Oral Health Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

Your 6-month dental check-up is a form of preventative oral health maintenance designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy. While it’s necessary for you to keep up to date with your check-ups, it’s imperative that you keep an eye out for any problems that may occur in between your visits to the dentist.

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Should I Wear A Night Guard?

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Do I need a night guard?

When your dentist first suggests that you wear a night guard, your first thought might be the mouth scaffolding teenage girls wear in 80’s movies when they’re going to bed at night. Luckily for you, a night guard isn’t so involved as braces or other sort of dental related night wear. A night guard may take a few days or even weeks for you to get used to, but ultimately you’ll see a benefit in your smile, your physical health, and even your mental health. (more…)

Eating Healthy is Good for Your Teeth, Too!

Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Remember to eat your leafy greens!

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month as sponsored by the national Health and Wellness Association. Family meals provide the ideal opportunity for socializing and exchanging ideas with other people. As technology grows, it’s easy to distance ourselves from one another by taking our dinners to the T.V. room or allowing phones at the table. In October, we celebrate the old-fashioned ideals of eating healthy meals at the table together. This not only promotes family time, but oral health as well. (more…)

Dental Tips for the Halloween Season

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Protect your child’s teeth from sugary sweets.

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that your children will be celebrating the spooky holiday at school and at their friend’s house. You may even have started early and snuck a few pumpkin shaped cookies into their lunch as a ghostly surprise. This is a fun time for you and your little one, and it’s important to ensure that they’re maintaining proper dental hygiene during the entirety of the season. (more…)

4 Tips for Travel Tooth Care

Friday, October 7th, 2016

http---10.1.10.228-advpgallery.com-wp-content-uploads-2016-09-ThinkstockPhotos-76755193If you’re heading out this weekend for a quick trip away from home, you may want to remember a few more things than your rain jacket. Travel is the perfect time to let go of your routine and enjoy the idea of freedom. The open road means hot tub dips, late evenings out, and sweet treats. Go ahead and enjoy yourself, but just remember to stay on top of your oral health. (more…)