5 Common Dental Myths You Thought Were True

According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information, more than one in three people suffer from dental anxiety, and one in 10 consider their anxiety severe. Why all the fear? One culprit is dental myths and urban legends. Today, let’s address those dental myths and misconceptions! 
5 Dental Myths Debunked
“The two biggest fear-busters are knowledge and action.” – Denis Waitley
One of the best ways to alleviate anxiety is to separate fact from fiction, so let’s review some common dental myths and […]


How TMJ Is Treated Do I Go to a Doctor or Dentist?

Today, we’re answering your questions about TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.
If you or someone you know suffers from TMJ, you know how stressful and uncomfortable it can be to cope with the disorder. Fortunately, there are plenty of effective options available to help you return to life as normal. So, whether you’re wondering how TMJ is treated, where to seek care, or how to relieve the pain, we’re here to answer all of your questions.
How Is TMJ Diagnosed?
If you suspect you […]


How to Know if You Have a Cavity

The earlier you find a cavity, the easier it is to fix the problem. Unfortunately, cavity signs and symptoms often don’t show up until the decay site worsens. So, how do you know if you have a cavity? First, let’s explore cavities, then we’ll share the seven early signs that should trigger a trip to your dentist.
First, did you know that your mouth is the first part of your digestive tract? Your teeth crush food, breaking it down into smaller […]


Oral Health and Birth Control: What Women Need to Know

Most women are aware that birth control can affect mood and weight, but it may be a surprise to know that oral contraceptives can also affect your oral health. Peace Haven Family Dentistry believes it’s best to learn about the connection between oral health and birth control before making your contraception decision. So, let’s examine the facts.
What Are the Connections between Oral Health and Birth Control?
Oral health includes much more than being cavity free and having pearly white teeth. It […]


Should I Pull a Tooth or Save It?

The Pros and Cons You Need to Know
Do you experience pain when you eat ice cream?
Do you have to wait until your dinner “cools” before you can eat?
When you’re in pain, you’ll do just about anything to escape it. When it comes to tooth pain, you might want to pull it. Get rid of the tooth; get rid of the pain. Right? But before you make that decision, let’s consider the alternatives. Is it best to pull a tooth or […]


Oral Cancer Screening

The First Step in Your Overall Health

Have you had an oral cancer screening lately?
Do you have a history of oral cancer in your family?
Do you use tobacco products or drink heavily?

The goal of an oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer or precancerous areas early. When oral cancer is detected early, it will be much easier to treat. And you’ll give yourself a greater chance for a cure. If you are diagnosed with oral cancer after you notice […]


5 Problems from a Chipped Tooth

Plus, How We Can Make Your Tooth as Good as New
Despite all of our efforts to take care of our teeth, sometimes accidents happen. You may trip and fall, bite on ice or a piece of hard candy, be involved in a car accident, or suffer a sports injury. A chipped tooth can even occur due to teeth grinding while you sleep. But a chipped tooth is not something to ignore.
The problems that result from a chipped tooth can vary, […]


How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

5 Easy Tips for Better Oral Health
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Most of us do… and, yes, even dentists do. But we know that, like anything else, too much of a good thing isn’t good for us at all. So, whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or are looking to curb your sugar intake to lose weight—consuming less sugar is great for your oral health. Read on if you want to know how to reduce your sugar intake.
What’s So […]


When You Should Replace Your Toothbrush

The Truth about When You Should Replace Your Toothbrush
…Or Your Electric Toothbrush Head
Do you want to have the healthiest teeth possible? There’s one way you can help ensure that just by spending a few extra dollars a year. Simply replace your toothbrush when needed. But how do you know when it’s time for a new toothbrush?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every six months. Many dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every […]


Best Vitamins if You Want Strong Teeth

The Best Vitamins if You Want Strong Teeth
While genetics can play a role in your dental health, there is much that you can control, including your daily habits and what you eat. Both vitamins and minerals are essential ingredients for the health of your body—and the strength of your teeth. Let’s look at the best vitamins for strong teeth that you can incorporate into your diet today.
Calcium
Calcium is one of the most essential minerals for strong teeth, gums, and bones. […]


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