Cold Sore Solutions That Actually Work
Whether you call them cold sores or fever blisters, if you're among the more than 40% of Americans who regularly experience this inflammatory viral nuisance, you know they're anything but a joy to deal with. You've also probably heard of countless ways to deal with them, from over-the-counter remedies to treatment options that span generations. [...]
Energy Drinks and Your Teeth. Should You Worry?
We've all been there. It's been a busy week, and after a few late nights in a row, you're really starting to feel it. You're TIRED. And, the worst part is, it's 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and you're still at work! Yep. You've got the 3pm slump, and what seems like a whole day [...]
Need To Have A Tooth Removed? Why Your Dentist Might Suggest Socket Preservation.
When we experience the loss of a tooth, either through trauma or decay, the bone that surrounds the tooth undergoes a remarkably quick process known as resorption, where the bone is “broken down” at the cellular level and dispersed elsewhere throughout the body. Essentially, because the body believes it no longer needs this bony material [...]
Uncomfortable Dentures? Maybe It’s Time For A Denture Reline.
If you're a denture wearer, and your dentures have begun to fit less comfortably than in the past, you may wish to consider having them relined. Denture relining is a simple and affordable procedure that reshapes the underside of a denture to make it more comfortable as it rests against your gums. Relines are referred [...]
Is Alzheimer’s Really Linked to Poor Dental Health?
The Media loves a good headline. And, it seems, so do we. Unfortunately, in hyping-up the message into a single sound-byte, much of the important details tend to fall on the cutting-room floor. The result can be a story that is misleading at best, or entirely false, at worst. Recently, a story linking gum disease [...]
Brushing Without Toothpaste: Should You Even Bother?
It’s happened to all of us. You’re unpacking your travel bag after a long trip, and you’re dying to get to bed. Eager to brush up and hit the rack, you grab your toothbrush, and aim for the toothpaste. Nothing. Groggy-eyed, you fumble around some more, searching. Still nothing. Looks like you forgot the toothpaste [...]