• At-Home Dental Care Tips

    Posted on October 17, 2019

    Your dentists can’t take care of you and your family 24/7. At some point, you have to practice solid dental care habits at home to maintain healthy teeth and gums – the more consistent and disciplined the habits, the better. Two of the most common questions we receive at Dr. Dental are: What can I […]

  • How to Prevent the 5 Most Common Childhood Dental Problems

    Posted on September 23, 2019

    What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “common childhood dental problems?” Cavities probably top the list – and for a good reason. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% of children ages 5 to 11 years old have at least one cavity.  But […]

  • Five Signs of Gum Disease and How to Address Them

    Posted on August 16, 2019

    Do you know the signs of gum disease? Perhaps you aren’t even aware you have it. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 50% of all American adults over age 30 have some type of gum disease. Learning the symptoms to look out for will help you know how to […]

    Five Signs of Gum Disease and How to Address Them

  • Smile-Impacting Symptoms: 5 Early Signs of Dental Trouble

    Posted on June 4, 2019

    Dental trouble affects much more than your teeth and gums – it can have a lasting effect on your overall health and well-being. Luckily, Dr. Dental’s team of oral healthcare professionals knows exactly what to look for and how to get your oral health back on track. 5 Early Signs of Dental Trouble Cold or […]

    Smile-Impacting Symptoms: 5 Early Signs of Dental Trouble

  • Prescriptions That Are More Than a Mouthful: Medications That Lead to Tooth Decay

    Posted on May 21, 2019

    According to the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center, nearly three-quarters of Americans take at least one prescription drug, while 20% use at least five medications. When you take a common medication to battle a cold, suppress pain, or promote regular blood pressure, you’re focused on one thing: returning to normal health. But should you […]

    Prescriptions That Are More Than a Mouthful: Medications That Lead to Tooth Decay

  • The Importance of Oral Health – How to Decrease Your Risk of Mouth and Throat Cancer

    Posted on May 10, 2019

    Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Oral cancer is a surprisingly common disease; more than 50,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the United States. Oral cancer may not receive the publicity and awareness of other cancers and diseases, but it should. Consider this: about 25 Americans die every […]

    The Importance of Oral Health – How to Decrease Your Risk of Mouth and Throat Cancer

  • How to Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile: Top 5 Teeth Whitening Methods

    Posted on March 15, 2019

    Who doesn’t want a winning smile? Like every human action, there’s an evolutionary background behind turning up the corners of your mouth and showing off those pearly whites. Displaying one’s teeth, according to some evolutionary psychologists, started as a way to project a healthy image. Since oral health is a window to overall wellbeing, early […]

    How to Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile: Top 5 Teeth Whitening Methods

  • Love Your Smile During and After Valentine’s Day: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During this Sweet, Sugar-Filled Holiday

    Posted on March 1, 2019

    Valentine’s Day candy is here. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Before, during, and after the year’s most romantic holiday, one of the most (literally) tasteful gifts you can give your sweetheart is, well…sweets! And no other treat stacks up quite like chocolate. From assorted chocolates to heart-shaped treats to your significant other’s favorite […]

    Love Your Smile During and After Valentine's Day: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During this Sweet, Sugar-Filled Holiday

  • Scrub Your Teeth & Shed Extra Pounds? The Connection Between Dental Hygiene and Weight Loss

    Posted on March 1, 2019

    Time for a quick pop quiz…so what are the best ways to lose weight? Create a caloric deficit. In other words, expend more energy than you take in from food and beverages. Exercise more – specifically with brief, intense workouts as opposed to marathon cardio sessions. Get serious with your sleep; at least 6-8 solid […]

  • A Naughty and Nice List for Dental Habits

    Posted on December 21, 2018

    He’s making a list, checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. That would be none other than Santa Claus, right? For the purposes of this blog, let’s make Santa your dentist. And in this case, the “naughty” and nice” don’t refer to behavior toward other people, but rather your own dental […]