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 is one of the most essential minerals for strong teeth, gums, and bones. […]

5 Ways Dental Crowns Save Your Teeth

Are your teeth damaged and need repair?
Do you experience reoccurring oral discomfort?
Have you considered dental crowns?
Dentists have used dental crowns for more than 100 years because they add substantial support to teeth that have been weakened by decay or injury. Restore your smile to alleviate oral discomfort with this versatile solution that corrects numerous health and cosmetic concerns.

Repair decaying teeth.
Restore damaged teeth.
Secure a dental bridge.
Cover dental implants.
Cover fillings from cavities.
And more

What Are Dental Crowns?
Customized to cover your tooth above your […]

Braces vs. Invisalign: How to Know Which Is Better for You

Braces vs Invisalign: Which Do Dentists Prefer?
Whether you desire the smile of your dreams or are tired of living with discomfort due to crowded teeth, straightening your smile is a decision that can help improve your health and boost your self-esteem. 
While various practices have been developed to help realign your teeth, most patients and dental professionals still prefer both traditional metal braces and Invisalign®. Why? Each option has distinct advantages, including decreasing your chances of these dental issues:

Gum disease
Decaying teeth
Bone […]

Know How to Prevent and Treat Gum Recession

Know How to Prevent and Treat Receding Gums
Don’t Ignore Your Sensitive Teeth
Do you have receding gums? Knowing how to prevent and treat receding gums is one of the best ways to maintain oral health throughout your lifetime.
You may have receding gums and not realize it. The truth is that gum recession happens so gradually that most people don’t realize they have an issue until they begin to experience side effects, such as bleeding after brushing or flossing; red, swollen gums; […]

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