To Floss Or Not To Floss? 3 Reasons Why Your Dentist Still Wants You To Floss

Are there any real benefits of flossing regularly? If you believe a recent news article published by The Associated Press, the answer is no. The article suggests that there isn't enough evidence or compelling reason to floss and that it doesn't really provide much benefit. The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services seem to agree; they dropped flossing from their recommended dietary guidelines. Before you give up flossing for good, however, your dentist might have a few things to say about it. Read More 

Dentist Recommending A Deep Cleaning For Your Gum Disease? 3 Things You Need To Know About The Procedure

If you suffer from gum disease, you're not alone. In 2012, it was estimated that about 64.7 million Americans suffer from the disease. Unfortunately, gum disease is the leading cause of premature tooth loss among adults. With gum disease, your gums develop deep pockets around the root of your teeth, which will fill with plaque and bacteria. To clean out the pockets and get rid of the infection, your dentist will need to perform deep cleanings on your gums and teeth. Read More 

Have a Dental Emergency and No Money? Two Tips to Help You Get the Care You Need

Few things are as painful as an abscessed tooth or other dental issue. The pain can make it difficult to talk, eat, and sometimes even sleep.  If you're dealing with a dental emergency, you likely want to get to the dentist as soon as possible. However, one thing may be holding you back: money. Perhaps you just can't seem to find the money in your budget to pay for dental fees. Use this information to learn about two tips to help you get the emergency dental care that you need. Read More 

Dealing With Severe Dental Decay from Smoking? Why Dentures May Be Best

If smoking has destroyed your teeth, and your dentist thinks several of your teeth have to be pulled because they are infected and destroyed, you may want to see a denturist. If you are having a majority of your teeth removed, partial or full dentures may be the best option. The severity of the damage to your teeth and gum tissue and the number of teeth that are being pulled will affect whether dentures are a good fit for you. Read More 

2 Ways to Reduce New Denture Discomfort

If all of your teeth are in poor health, then your dentist may suggest to remove all your teeth. Dentures are often used to replace missing teeth, and this may be a good option for you. However, individuals sometimes find it difficult to get used to the dentures. Pain and soreness are common when the false teeth are first used. To learn about some ways to reduce this discomfort, keep reading. Read More