Most everyone in their lives will experience at least one cavity. Depending on the location and severity of tooth decay, or a cavity, you may feel mild to moderate pain, extreme pain or no pain at all. In fact, when caught early, many patients don’t know they have a cavity until their regular dental exam.
So, why do you get tooth decay? The reasons why people get cavities can be boiled down to six main culprits:
Poor oral hygiene: Not brushing and […]
Everything You Need to Know and More!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! So, today we’re talking about fluoride. Why use fluoride? Plus, find out everything you need to know and more about fluoride use for both kids and adults.
First, What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural element that is found in your bones and your teeth. Fluoride is also found in water, soil, air, rocks, plants, and some foods. This mineral is typically used as an additive in toothpaste and […]
Staying Healthy This Winter
A healthier body also means healthier teeth. It’s always important to eat healthy so that your
body can function well every day. When you fuel your body properly, you can perform the way
you want, you feel less tired, and you get sick less often. As we head into winter, keep these top
superfoods in mind for better health.
Remember your mother making you eat your spinach? And, of course, there’s always
Popeye. Spinach contains high levels of vitamins A, B2, B6, […]
Why is Flossing Your Teeth Essential to Your Health?
We often get asked, “Is flossing really that important?” And our answer is always, “Yes!” And knowing how to floss your teeth is a great tool for your overall health.
We get it. Flossing is an extra thing to include in your dental routine. But this is really a case of what you can’t see CAN hurt you.
Your teeth are chewing machines. […]
The Right and Wrong Way to Brush Your Teeth
Did you know there’s a right way and a wrong way to brush your teeth? Proper brushing techniques are important to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime. Infrequent or improper tooth brushing methods can lead to cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) and your friends at Peace Haven Family Dentistry, you should follow this dental care regimen for a healthy mouth and smile.
You may not think about your tongue and oral health very often, but it can be an early indicator of other issues. The shape, color, bumps, patches, and other characteristics of your tongue is your body trying to communicate a problem to you. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to.
White Patches on Your Tongue
White patches on your tongue can indicate a fungal infection, lichen planus (an immune system response) or leukoplakia, which is linked to cancer. […]
When we think of allergies, we think of the sneezing, coughing, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, sinus pressure, and itchy or watery eyes. But can seasonal allergies affect your teeth too? The answer is YES.
Allergies hit hardest in spring and fall. During the spring season, flowers, trees, and grasses are blooming. And during fall, a combination of falling leaves and mold can create allergens in the air. Other allergy factors can include warm, humid weather when the air is […]
What You Need to Know to Maintain Your Oral Health
By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than half of those over age 50 will suffer with some form of osteoporosis. And about one in three women over 50 will experience bone fractures due to osteoporosis. When considering osteoporosis, most people think about the spine “shrinking” or bones becoming brittle. But there is also a direct relationship between osteoporosis and dental health.
At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we want […]
You only get one set of adult teeth. And each tooth comes with a natural, protective enamel coating. Once this coating erodes, it cannot ‘grow’ back. At Peacehaven Family Dentistry, we’re on your team to help you care for your teeth the best way possible. We’ve created this quick list of three dental habits that you should never skip—no matter what.
Essential Dental Habit #1: Brushing Your Teeth Every Night
Maybe you fall asleep on the couch, then you wake up and […]
Which Dental Emergencies Require a Dental Visit?
Accidents happen. You get injured participating in sports. You bite down on something hard and crack your tooth. Or you just wake up with tooth pain. Some situations require immediate attention from your dentist. And other issues may be resolved on your own with minor care. Let’s look at some dental emergencies and how you should handle them.
Lost or Knocked-Out Tooth
A permanent or adult tooth that’s fallen out requires immediate dental attention. The most […]