If you have dentures, or even if you haven’t, chances are you’ve seen TV advertisements for denture products. Because dentures and teeth loss can be emotional topics, it’s no surprise that the advertisements try (let’s call them) unconventional approaches. Sometimes they try too hard to be funny, sincere, or authoritative. Other times they go for realness and end up somewhere closer to too-much-information.
But for all their flaws, these ads are speaking to a sizable market. Over 60 million people in the ...
A Brief History of Grills
"I got my mouth looking something like a disco ball
I got the diamonds and the ice all hand set
I might cause a cold front if I take a deep breath
My teeth gleaming like I’m chewing on aluminum foil"
-Grillz, Nelly (featuring Pall Wall & Ali & Gipp)
Grills (or grillz) are, if not popular, at least fairly recognizable these days. Made of precious metals (gold and platinum being the most common) and often studded with diamonds, most grills are ...
Last month, we looked at foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, but whiteness isn’t the only measure of healthy teeth. There are lots of foods that can chip your teeth or damage dental work in your mouth when you eat them. What are some of these problem foods? Your Richland dentist can warn you about some of the biggest culprits when it comes to chipped teeth, loose fillings, and broken crowns.
On a hot summer day, it’s great to fill ...
One of the beauties of life is the diversity of opinions and tastes everyone has. Some people love coffee, while others can’t stand the taste. Some folks love watching sports in person or on television, while others will play sports but wouldn’t dream of watching them on a screen.
The same is true of dental products as well. Most people like minty mouthwashes, but there are some out there that prefer fruit or cinnamon flavors. There are hundreds of types of ...
Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral care. Children learn their habits from their parents and caregivers. You can help your children learn healthy habits by setting a good example by brushing with them daily, taking them to the dentist regularly and giving them healthy foods.
Brushing and flossing remove plaque that leads to disease and breaks down the teeth. Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, loss of teeth and loss of self-confidence. Children who have good oral care at ...
#1 How often kids snack – not just what they eat – can be harmful to their teeth.
Teeth need breaks between meals and snacks to prevent cavities.
Grazing on snacks or sipping juices or sport drinks all day causes cavities.
Eat and drink in one sitting instead of sipping and snacking all day long.
#2 BABY teeth matter.
Baby teeth can help children chew food and speak clearly.
They shape the children’s faces and guide adult teeth into place.
Cavities can cause pain and affect a child’s ...
In the beginning of your pregnancy, it is so important to receive enough nutrients, especially calcium, protein, phosphorous, folic acid and vitamins A, C, and D. Your baby’s teeth begin to develop during the second trimester and what you eat greatly affects the growth of your unborn child, including their teeth.
Making Healthy Food Choices:
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
Beans, peas and lentils
Papaya, tomato juice, oranges/orange juice, strawberries, cantaloupe and bananas
Whole grain products with fortified folic acid
Lean beef, skinless poultry ...
How Is Your Oral Health Affecting Your Career?
You’ve spent months applying to job postings that fit your professional goals and career path. You’ve paid for a professionally crafted résumé and spent hours creating custom cover letters. Finally, after what seems like an agonizing wait, you land your first interview. With only days to prepare, you gather and print letters of recommendation, put together your portfolio, and purchase the perfect outfit. You are ready.
Or are you?
Responding effortlessly to a barrage of ...
We have compiled a list of myths to help you, the patient, learn the facts about periodontal disease. This disease can be severe if left untreated and can cause health issues beyond just your oral cavity. In addition to tooth loss, gum disease may contribute to the progression of other diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. So let's debunk some of the things you've heard about gum disease!
"Bleeding gums are normal."
Red, swollen, and bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis, which, ...
It’s 6am on a Monday morning. You just woke up, and you’re still in a hazy morning daze. You begin to stumble, half awake, through your morning routine: you pull on clothes, trudge to the bathroom, splash water on your face, run a comb through your hair, brush your teeth, rinse, and—
A flash of red catches your eye, stopping your routine dead in its tracks. You are on full alert now staring at the stark contrast of red droplets against white ...