How often do you try to hide your smile? If hiding your smile is a priority at all, you deserve better. Embarrassment about your smile can manifest itself in the emotions you feel and the enjoyment you take from life. So if your teeth are a source of embarrassment, the time has come to do […]
As the primary caregiver of your mouth, it is important to be diligent and thorough in cleaning your teeth and gums. However, even the most diligent of brushers may not be effective if their homecare practices are incorrect, so to help you boost your homecare, Dr. Deborha Staten is sharing four homecare tips.
Have you woken up with a sore jaw and sensitive teeth? Has your loved one mentioned that you grind your teeth during the night? Accepting the fact that you grind your teeth may be difficult owing to the fact that most teeth grinding occurs during sleep. Because teeth grinding (bruxism<) is very often unconscious, many […]
Do you lie awake next to a snorer at night? If so, you know the frustration of trying and failing to get to sleep. You may also know the difficulty of trying not to blame your loved one for a problem he or she cannot control. Still, it is nearly impossible to keep your frustrations […]
An accident can happen at any moment. If that accident involves damage to your tooth, your first reaction may be to panic. After all, damage to a tooth doesn’t heal in the same way that a scrape or a bruise heals. If a tooth becomes chipped, the missing portion won’t grow back. Rest assured, however, […]
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to be afraid of the dentist. In fact, recent research estimates that one in every seven Americans suffers from some type of fear of the dentist. What is even more staggering is the fact that many of these people understand how dental care can improve their oral health. […]