Reviews Apr 13 2022
Are you curious to see what people are saying about us? Here are few of the most recents reviews about our dentistry practice. We hope that these words will help build your confidence and trust in our practice and in Dr. Warner. We want you to feel good about coming to us.
Why are my teeth so sensitive? Mar 16 2022
Have you ever experienced the uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful, sensation of taking a drink of something cold, and it hits your teeth and gums? Have you wondered what causes that unfortunate feeling?
What are Teeth Made of? Why are They so Important to Keep Healthy? Feb 22 2022
What are Teeth made of?
Pick of the week- Sonicare DiamondClean Classic Dec 07 2021
As we get ready for the Holidays, gifts are a big part of it. While you sit thinking about that gift list, put a toothbrush on it!
National Mouth Cancer Action Month Nov 16 2021
You’ve heard of Oral Cancer, or mouth cancer, but what is mouth cancer action month?
What Does Impaction Mean? Oct 13 2021
Impaction of a tooth means one of two things:
Tips and Tricks for Teething Babies Sep 08 2021
Babies- they come in all sizes! They also teeth at different ages too. Most start growing teeth around 6 months, but it is considered normal anywhere between 3-12 months. Some signs and symptoms of teething include but are not limited to:
Before Going to the Dentist- Do These Things Aug 03 2021
Your oral health needs to be a lifelong commitment … if you want your teeth for your whole life! Whether it’s your first appointment, it’s been a while, or you’re a regular, being prepared for the dentist can be extra beneficial! Below are some tips and ways to be prepared!
3 Signs A Tooth May Need to be Extracted Jul 28 2021
Teeth are meant for more than just looking good! When they don’t do what they need to do, sometimes they need to be extracted, or pulled. It doesn’t happen everyday, but let’s go over a few reasons it may occur.
What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth Enough: Jun 29 2021
We’ve all been there. It’s late at night, and we fall asleep or forget to brush our teeth. Yes you would wake up with holes in your teeth. Just kidding! But seriously, what happens if you don’t brush your teeth? We will discuss how our health is altered in this blog post.
What is a Root Canal? May 24 2021
We've all heard of a root canal, but do we actually know what it is? It sounds scary, but it isn't really.
Tips for a Healthier Smile Apr 26 2021
We all want healthy teeth that feel and look great. But how exactly do we do that? It’s all common sense, but let’s briefly discuss a few to get you started!
Can Mouthwash Help Against the Coronavirus? Apr 05 2021
We all want to know how to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. We want to go back to normal, or at least start to, right? Dentist's feel the same way. They are at a huge risk everyday they see patients because they are right in their faces, breathing the same air, even with masks on.
National Dentist Day- March 6th Mar 01 2021
This week houses one of our favorite national holidays- National Dentist Day! It lands on March 6th every year. If you see Dr. Warner- wish him a happy day!
Gum Disease and Covid-19 Severity Feb 08 2021
With all the news about the Coronavirus, we can’t forget about what our oral health can do for us. If we don’t have good oral health, it doesn’t just affect our mouths, it can affect our entire body, and even increase Covid-19 complications and severity.
How to Overcome Dental Anxiety Feb 01 2021
Many patients of all ages and stages of life have anxiety related to going to the Dentist’s office. It’s common and normal, but how to overcome it so it doesn’t affect you? Try some of these tips at your next dentist appointment or teeth cleaning and see if they help!
You May Have Weak Enamel If... Jan 18 2021
What to Do When you Break a Tooth Jan 08 2021
If a tooth has any history of decay it is more susceptible to break after a fall, a blow to the face, or a bite down onto something hard. A broken tooth can range in severity but you should see your dentist as soon as possible in any case. If you don’t have a dentist take care of the broken tooth it may become infected and you could possibly lose your tooth in the end. Here are some things you can do if you break a tooth to ensure proper care before it can be seen by a dentist:
New Year- New Mouth Jan 04 2021
We see it everywhere this time of year- New Year’s Resolutions. So why not include our oral health in there too? A great way to make a goal for anything is to follow the SMART goal principle.
What are Dental Implants? Jan 04 2021
If you have seen a picture of a dental implant before, you may not be aware of how mechanical they really are. But if you are like many people who suffer from catastrophic tooth loss, dental implants may be your best option. The fact is, dental implants are rapidly replacing removable dentures as the treatment of choice for missing teeth. That is because they have the appearance and stability of the real thing.
5 Foods That Whiten Your Teeth Naturally Jan 04 2021
Having white teeth is becoming more accessible with improvement in teeth whitening technology and more widespread knowledge and practice of good dental hygiene habits. Many people adjust their diets to stay away from foods that are known to discolor or stain teeth so that they can see stronger signs of whitening; however, most people don’t know that there also foods that you can include in your diet to whiten your teeth naturally.
3D Imaging and Printing in Dentistry Jan 02 2021
3D imaging is on the rise but the full revolution has yet to take place. The old technology of digital scanning and x-ray methods are completely obsolete but they are still used in dentist offices that have yet to update to newer technology that can more adequately serve their patients.
Wisdom Teeth: To Keep or Not to Keep? Jan 01 2021
That is the question. For most people, the answer is to have them removed. But why do we have them in the first place if we end up getting them removed? The answer lies in the past.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe? Dec 21 2020
When you break a bone or have an injury, you often get an x-ray to see the area better. The same idea goes for dental x-rays. They are images of your teeth to look at things like cavities, tooth decay, and other potential problems that occur in your mouth. The images usually consist of different angles of your mouth, to get the best picture of your current oral health. While big pieces of special paper go in your mouth, the process is simple, quick, and painless.
7 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Clean Dec 21 2020
Brushing and going to the dentist at least twice per year is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean. However, we can’t brush all the time, so here are seven tips that will help you keep your teeth clean each and every moment.
What To Expect With A Typical Teeth Cleaning Dec 20 2020
Whether you’re a new patient or someone that hasn’t been to the dentist in a while, it is always helpful to know what goes on a teeth cleaning.
Cavities- What They are and What They do Dec 14 2020
Why Seeing a Dentist Every Six Months is Important Dec 07 2020
We all know that going to a dentist at least twice per year is recommended. But, why do we really want to do that? Why seeing a dentist every six months is important seems to evade most of us. While it is true that some people need to go to the dentist more often than others, the general rule is six months. So, why this rule?
What to Do If You Chip a Tooth Nov 30 2020
Chipped teeth, or broken teeth, can occur with almost any activity you may preform. Whether it’s tripping over something, or playing a sport, we all need to know what to do. First things first, call your dentist. That will insure you get the best and closest appointment you can, and if it’s urgent, you can make an emergency appointment. The dentist will then give you tips on how to eat, drink, and manage pain until you see them.
Quick Tips To Save Your Teeth This Thanksgiving Nov 23 2020
We all love Thanksgiving, it’s a time for reflection and a time to celebrate.. with food! But some things we eat and habits we have can harm our teeth and overall oral health. So let’s talk about some ways to be better this time around.
5 Things You Can Do for Bad Breath Nov 22 2020
Bad breath, is a clear sign that you need to take better care of your dental hygiene. Everybody knows that it’s never pleasant to be around someone who has a bad breath. Unfortunately, this is a serious problem that’s usually not treated properly.
94 Year Old With No Cavities Nov 18 2020
Oral Cancer- What You Should Know Nov 16 2020
Cancer can take many forms throughout the body, one of which is in the mouth. Oral cancer can occur in places such as lips, cheeks, mouths, teeth, gums, and parts of the tongue and throat.
Your Dentist: Early Detection of Oral Cancer Nov 14 2020
How Dentists Play a Part in Early Detection of Oral Cancer
Energy Drinks and Your Oral Health Nov 09 2020
Energy drinks are incredibly popular to help pretty much everyone. Whether you’re on a road trip or working long hours, they are there if you are in a pinch. Aside from the many health problems that energy drinks bring with them, we are going to discuss our oral health.
4 Ways to Treat Sensitive Teeth and Pain at Home Nov 02 2020
Tips to Help Your Kids During Halloween Oct 26 2020
Trick or Treating is one of the best and funnest times for a kid. Throughout the whole month of October, many kids think about what costume to wear, which doors to knock on, and what candy they’ll get.
What to Do About a Cracked Tooth Oct 25 2020
Whether a cracked tooth happens as the result of an accident, misuse of the teeth, or even teeth grinding, it should always be evaluated by a dentist. The reason is that even though a cracked tooth isn't causing any symptoms, it could eventually cause tooth loss if left unchecked.
Foods That Can Help or Hinder Sensitive Teeth Oct 19 2020
Whether it’s occasional or constant teeth sensitivity, we can always benefit from knowing which foods can help or hurt our teeth. When you have sensitive teeth, you want to strengthen the enamel, so they aren’t as weak or sensitive.
Top 5 Dental Health Tips for a Beautiful Smile and a Healthy Mouth Oct 17 2020
Having a great smile is something that everyone wants to achieve. Not only does good dental hygiene help with that, but it also has an effect on your overall health. Poor dental health can lead to not only tooth decay, but also things like heart disease or diabetes.
3 Ways to Make Your Smile More Natural in Pictures Oct 12 2020
Tips for Bringing Scared Kids to the Dentist Oct 05 2020
TMJ Problems and How to Treat Them Oct 03 2020
Having a TMJ disorder can be distracting, not to mention painful. What can you do when the discomfort in your jaw just will not go away? Besides going to see your dentist, there are ways to take care of your TMJ disorder.
Your Teeth Are Trying to Tell You Something Oct 03 2020
In a new article by Anjula Razdan on the website, Experience Life, Steven Lin, DDS, holistic dentist and author of The Dental Diet, talks about the mouth–body connection and how nutrition can help address crooked teeth, your oral microbiome, and more.
Trying the Quip Toothbrush for 3 Months- A Review Sep 28 2020
I have recently been on the hunt for awesome toothbrushes. I love electric brushes, but they tend to be big and bulky and hard to travel with. I have heard good things about the Quip toothbrush, so I tried it out on a whim. I tried to the basic $25 toothbrush.
When To Replace Your Electric Toothbrush Head Sep 20 2020
Many people think that they get a better clean from using an electric toothbrush. And they are oftentimes correct. But does that mean that the standard recommendation to change your toothbrush every 3-4 months no longer applies? Not really.
Tips for the Toothbrush Sep 14 2020
Whatever kind of toothbrush you have, they all need to be cleaned and maintained so you aren’t putting a dirty toothbrush in your mouth to “clean” it. That makes sense right? If you feel like you need to do a little bit more for that toothbrush, here are some tips for cleaning and keeping minimal bacteria on it.
What is a dental bridge? Sep 07 2020
Have You Had Gum Disease Before? Your Risk of Covid-19 Respiratory Failure May Increase Because of It. Aug 31 2020
Who knew that diseases like the Coronavirus could be a lot worse just because you’ve had gum disease. This doesn’t mean that you’’ get Covid-19 if you have had gum disease, so don’t freak out just yet. It just means that you’re more likely to have a respiratory complications over someone who hasn’t had a gum disease in their history.
White Restorations-What are They? Aug 30 2020
Today, we’re lucky because dentists have an array of products they use for the white restorations that are required in order to get back a smile that you’re proud to show. The array can include anything from composite resin fillings to porcelain fillings and crowns, and doesn’t stop until your white restoration is complete and blends perfectly with your other teeth, making it undetectable to the human eye.
5 Things You May Not Have Known About Teeth Aug 29 2020
Your teeth are amazing. They help you eat, talk, and flirt. But here are 5 fun facts about your teeth that you may or may not have known before.
Benefits of Sugar-Free Chewing Gum Aug 24 2020
There are those people out there that always have gum. We want to be friends with those people, right?! After each meal, or just for fun, they like to pop in some minty or fruity gum and chew on. And somehow it makes their smile just that much brighter. Some pluses of chewing gum that is sugar-free, besides better breath are as follows:
What Does Dental Insurance Cover? Aug 23 2020
Dental insurance can vary widely depending on many different factors. Some plans cover only the most basic of treatments. Others have annual dollar limits. Still others require a certain period of time to pass before certain procedures are covered. Watch this video where we give you helpful hints that will prepare you to discuss your insurance with Mark J. Warner DDS Inc.
How To Kick Sugar to The Curb Aug 17 2020
Most of us have a hard time quitting or limiting eating sugar. I know I do! We do well for a little bit, then binge eat everything sweet in sight (guilty!). Now it takes a lot of self-control, but here are some tips to hopefully make it a little easier.
What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening Aug 13 2020
Teeth whitening has seen a huge growth in popularity over the past decade, especially in certain circles. You don’t even have to be a celebrity to have perfect teeth. However, the problem is that not all of us have pearly whites, and no matter how much we brush and clean, we can’t seem to get them as white and nice as we’d want them to be.
How To Get Rid of Bad Breath Aug 10 2020
What causes that stinky smell of hot breath? Delta Dental explains it as such: “The odor is caused by wastes from bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, other debris in your mouth and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a sulfur compound responsible for the unpleasant odor.” So what you eat and not doing enough cleaning up afterwards are the main culprits. So let’s talk tips and ways to fight this stink bomb of a problem. Here are just a few of many ways to get rid of bad breath:
What are the Symptoms of a Root Canal? Do You Need One? Aug 03 2020
There are a lot reasons our teeth can hurt, causing us pain, worry, stress, and many other side effects? There’s cavities, gum disease, and even the need for root canals. Let’s take a look at the symptoms of possible root canals:
What is Restorative Dentistry? Jul 30 2020
Restorative Dentistry for Healthy Teeth
Before and After Patient Profiles Jul 27 2020
Get to Know Dr. Warner Jul 20 2020
Dr. Warner grew up with dentistry. His father James Warner was a practicing dentist in Fairfield from 1967 until 1999. As Dr. Warner was born during his father’s dental school freshman year finals you might say that dentistry is in his DNA. Dr. Warner attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry from 1989 – 1993. He moved home to Fairfield upon graduation and worked for his father for several years before buying the practice. Dr. Warner enjoys getting to know so many wonderful people and serving them by helping them to be healthy and happy with their appearance.
Tooth Decay and How to Prevent it Jul 17 2020
Preventative treatment is very important in the modern oral health world. Tooth decay is a common problem that is easily stopped by basic knowledge of good oral upkeep. Most people have visited the dentist to have a cavity filled, but understanding some basic things about the teeth can prevent needing to deal with tooth decay.
Proper Brushing Technique Jul 14 2020
You’d think bushing your teeth would be self explanatory, but let’s just cover the basics! First off, make sure you get a toothbrush that has bristles that are soft, so you don’t damage your teeth and gums. Start by placing your toothbrush along the gum line so you can touch both teeth and gum. Brush the outer teeth in a rolling motion of 2-3 teeth at a time. This motion helps to make contact both teeth and gums. Repeat on the inside. Continue this until you have reached all the outer and inner tooth surfaces. Tilt the toothbrush vertically and brush behind the front teeth. Brush against the biting surfaces of the teeth in a scrubbing motion. Brush the tongue You are done! Now on to flossing!
4 Simple Ways Drinking Water Benefits Our Oral Health Jul 06 2020
Water is great for our health. If we don’t get enough, we die, so it’s pretty important, right? But, there is more to it than just survival, it also is very important for our oral health. Here are three reason why:
A Timeline of Dentistry Origins Jun 29 2020
Ever wonder where the profession of dentistry even comes from? Here is a simple timeline of major events dating back to the origins of dentistry. Source: History of Dentisty
iTero Element® Jun 15 2020
This cool gadget is only one tool that Dr. Warner uses to help your oral health. This tool is special for a few reasons: The iTero Element® is a scanner created by the makers of Invisalign® to work with you personally. It uses your teeth in a 3D virtual manner to show how your smile can look during and after your treatment. It is specific to your own smile and mouth. Patients have loved seeing their own mouth, helping them visually know what their smile can really look like! The iTero Element ® takes 6,000 images per second and allows you to see your progress at each appointment.
What is Invisalign®? Is it right for me? Jun 08 2020
You may have a love- hate (mostly hate) relationship with the traditional braces scene. You probably got them during your teen years and couldn’t stand them. Getting food stuck in them, the embarrassment when you smile, and just feeling clunky. What we really can’t stand is having to wear them as adults! There has to be a better way! I’m here to tell you there is another great solution than the expensive and uncomfortable normal braces.
Veneers- They’re Not Just for Beauty Pageant Contestants Jun 08 2020
Veneers, made of a composite or dental porcelain, are becoming increasingly popular among the general public as a method to fix aesthetic imperfections of the teeth. Originally, they were invented in 1928 for actors so that the appearance of their teeth could be temporarily altered but only a decade later the veneers were adhered for more permanent wear.
COVID-19 Update May 30 2020
COVID-19 Update We are happy to announce that as of June 1 we will be open again! Your health and safety (and ours) is our first priority. We assure you we are following the CDC guidelines and protocols in our daily routine such as frequently wiping down and disinfecting chairs, counters, and other surfaces, wearing masks and following social distancing rules (6ft spacing).
We are OPEN! May 30 2020
We are pleased to announce that our doors are once again open. Back in business, finally! We are continuing with our normal hours. After these long few months, we all could use some help getting back on track. One way to do that is to book an appointment. If you’ve been putting off a tooth ache, chipped tooth, gums problems, or any other issue, please call us.
Why Do My Gums Hurt While Brushing My Teeth? May 26 2020
There are a few reasons why your gums can feel tender or be in pain while you are bushing your teeth.
How Sugar Affects Your Teeth May 19 2020
Pretty much all of the human race loves sugar. Pies, candy, chocolate, cookies, the list goes on and on. We know sugar isn’t great for our health because it can lead to diabetes, obesity, heart problems, etc. However, sugar can do more than just affect your physical health, it can mess with your oral health too. Drat! While treats are super yummy and should be enjoyed, we recommend eating it, with everything else, in moderation.
Apple Cider Vinegar- Help or Hinderance? May 12 2020
A huge thing trending right now is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). That thing that smells and tastes awful? Yup! Many people drink it and claim it can help them lose weight, kill of harmful bacteria in the gut, detoxify etc. It also can whiten teeth and much more! Can it hurt your teeth though? Let's dig a little deeper.
COVID-19 Update 1 May 11 2020
COVID-19 Update Based on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’ mandate on March 19, 2020, all dental offices in this state are only permitted to see patients who are experiencing a true dental emergency until further notice.
Benefits of Using Mouthwash May 05 2020
Who wants to add one more thing to their everyday oral routine? No one really wants to, but this blog post hopefully will sell you on using mouthwash regularly. Pros of mouthwash include:
Invisalign® and the iTero Element® Scanner May 04 2020
Invisalign® Want straighter teeth without braces? We can do that too! Introducing Invisalign clear wireless braces. An alternative to metal braces, these flexible appliances have distinct benefits over traditional orthodontics. Invisalign® acts like braces, straightening your teeth, but you don’t have to see them. Wear them all day, and no one will even notice! And you don’t get food stuck in them, which is always a plus. image:(null)/(null) image:(null)/(null)The first thing we will do when we see you in our Fairfield office is to determine if Invisalign is right for you. This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions about Invisalign, costs, dental/orthodontic insurance, or any other concerns.
Does Your Mental Health Affect Your Oral Health? Apr 28 2020
Is It Ever Too Late To Start Flossing? Apr 21 2020
Baby Teeth- A Parent’s Brief Guide Apr 14 2020
Whether you are expecting your first child or they're your third, it is always nice to know information on your baby. Here are a few facts that are good to know:
Does Brushing Together Keep Couples Together? Apr 07 2020
Does the average couple in American couple brush their teeth at the same time everyday? According the the Oral Health Foundation’s Twitter account, 50% of couples never brush at the same time. 22% occasionally do, 17% most of the time, and 11% all the time.
Brushing Facts You May Find Interesting Mar 31 2020
We all like to learn new things, and one thing most people don’t know about it, is dentistry. Today I wanted to talk about facts surrounding brushing your teeth, and brushing in general!\
Brushing Your Teeth Regularly Can Be Linked to A Lower Diabetes Risk Mar 23 2020
Using the Korean government health records and self-given reports, researchers used data from 188,013 men and women around 53 years old that didn't have diabetes. Of this sample size, there was more than 17% who had periodontal disease. Watching them for 10 years, 31,545 developed diabetes, which is about 16-17% of the sample size.
When to Start Taking Your Child to the Dentist Mar 21 2020
Parenting small children is a big adventure in ‘firsts’ and the dentist is no different. There isn’t a specific set age that is mandated for the first dentist visit but the consensus is that children should have their first visit around their first birthday or six months after the eruption of the first tooth. Baby teeth are sensitive and the dentist can educate parents about necessary care in addition to physical cleaning. It’s much more an educational procedure than a dental one. Plus, the sooner that
Treatments Mar 21 2020
Treatments Cleaning PREVENTATIVE VISITS Prevention is the best medicine. We recommend having your teeth cleaned with our hygienist and an exam with Dr. Warner every six months (or more often if necessary) so that if problems occur they can be spotted early.
“I Don’t Hate Dentists” Campaign Mar 17 2020
We hear it all the time, “Dentists are scary”, “Dentists are the worst, “ or, “ I hate dentists”. While it really unfortunate that many people have had less-than- great run- ins at dentists’ office, imagine hearing that about your occupation day in and day out? It makes it really awkward for the doctors and staff when you say you hate them…\ Here are some things that we try to do to make your appointment and overall experience better and you can help us with:\
February- National Children’s Dental Health Month Mar 02 2020
This February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation. These years of research have shown that fluoride in water is safe and its works. The ADA President Chad P. Gahani said, “It also prevents tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults.”
Eating Healthier Can Prevent Cavities Feb 25 2020
A study called The Healthy Eating Index and Coronal Dental Caries in U.S. Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2014, was done to look at connections between untreated cavities, decayed, missing and filled teeth, and the Healthy Eating Index in almost 8,000 adults (20 years of age and older).
"Dentists Are Monsters" Feb 17 2020
Dental school student Dr. David Markiewicz was concerned with how many kids and adults out there were afraid by some degree of the dentist. He wanted to help reduce anxiety especially among kids.
Firefighter Almost Dies From Poking a Popcorn That is Stuck in His Mouth Feb 10 2020
Trendy Foods/ Supplements That Could Be Harming Your Teeth Feb 04 2020
There have been lots of foods and drinks in our news feeds for the past couple years. Anywhere from super foods, to super drinks that claim they do wonders for your health. While some may have good benefits for the body, others actually could be doing bad things to your mouth and teeth.
Flossing For Dummies Jan 27 2020
No one that is looking for tips on flossing is a dummy, I promise! It is always a good thing to know how to take care of your mouth, especially flossing! Flossing your teeth is a critical part of your dental health. It can help get food remains that a toothbrush can’t, prevent your gums from getting infected, and even help fight against tooth decay among many other benefits.
Draft Page Jan 22 2020
3 Reasons To See The Dentist Jan 13 2020
Tender Gums- If your gums are in pain, red, puffy, or even bleeding, it is a good idea to get them checked out at our dentist’s office. If they bleed when you brush your teeth or floss between them, it could be gum disease, or Periodontal disease. If your family has a history of periodontal issues, it could be more serious than you might think, and better safe than sorry to check it out.
When is the Best Time to Floss? Jan 08 2020
We know that if we want to keep proper dental hygiene, then we don’t only need to brush and use mouthwash, but we also need to floss. This is because flossing ensures that we get rid of all those little pieces of food that water doesn't even come close to cleaning, and brushing doesn't really get the job done
Tips For Making Brushing Your Child’s Teeth Fun Jan 06 2020
Foods- What They Do To Your Teeth Dec 30 2019
We all eat, so we need to know what foods and beverages can damage your teeth, and which ones can actually help and protect your teeth. One type of food that helps your immune system, but can be hard on your tooth enamel, is citrus fruits. Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit. These common fruits are well-known for how much vitamin C they have. They help fight against sicknesses like colds, if eaten regularly. However, because they are so acidic, they can erode tooth enamel (the white part of the tooth) over time.
Smiling Can Make You Happier Dec 23 2019
Charcoal Toothpaste - Pros and Cons Dec 16 2019
Charcoal has been a very popular trend this past year? But why? Is it because it seems like such an unlikely thing to use on your teeth or even skin? Whatever the reason is for its popularity, let’s take a look at the pros and cons for using it as toothpaste. PROS While it isn’t proven to actually whiten teeth, there are some possible benefits to using it: * it may help bad breath * it can possibly protect against staining of teeth if used occasionally after a professional cleaning CONS * most brands of charcoal toothpaste don’t contain fluoride (a chemical that helps prevent tooth decay and cavities * it may wear down tooth enamel and might make your teeth look yellow * if used everyday, it can cause tooth sensitivity * since it’s popularity has not been long-term, it’s effects and safety over time are not well known, so it can be risky to use too often.
Pregnancy Gingivitis- What is it, and What are the Risks? Dec 09 2019
Pregnancy Gingivitis is just what the name describes. Gingivitis simply explained is the inflammation of gums. During pregnancy, women are more susceptible to swollen, sensitive, and irritable gums [American pregnancy association].
Sugary Drinks, Obesity, and Dental Erosion Dec 03 2019
Coke or Pepsi? Who can’t turn down a good soda, or even juice? Most people love to drink beverages, like Coke or sometimes even orange juice, on a daily basis. A [poll] was taken and it revealed that about 48% of Americans drink soda every single day. Among that near half of the population, drink an average of 2.6 glasses per day. While having the sweet stuff occasionally and in moderation is fine, like most foods, having it too much can lead to some adverse health affects.
Brushing Your Teeth and Weight Loss Nov 25 2019
Dental Care if You Live Outside of Town Nov 12 2019
If you don't have dental care in your hometown or you live so far outside of town that just getting to a dentist can pose a challenge, what do you do? Can you still get the kind of dental care that you need? This is a significant question for many people and we explore the answers in this next video.
Are Gold Fillings for You? Nov 10 2019
Many people truly love gold fillings. Some people don't like them at all. What about you? Is there a reason that you should spend that money and fill your mouth full of gold? In this video we will explore that very question. Take a look.
When is it Time to Consider Dentures? Nov 07 2019
As we grow older, our mouth, teeth and gums are naturally going to age along with the rest of our body. We may begin to lose a tooth here and there. A very common question that we hear is, do I really need dentures?
What You Should Know About Amalgams Nov 04 2019
Do you or any of your other family members have fillings in your mouth? If so, do you know what they’re made of and are you aware of the consequences of each type of filling? Most of us have probably never thought about these aspects of our oral health.
The Legend of the Halloween Witch Oct 30 2019
Every year, millions of children go out trick-or-treating, bringing home an average of 22 pounds of candy each. That is about the candy limit most experts recommend for one year. What is a parent to do?
My Teeth are Worn Out Oct 28 2019
Ah, the joys of aging. We start to get wrinkles, our back gets a little stiffer, and yes, our teeth can begin to wear out. Whether or not your teeth have any wear depends on how well you have taken care of your teeth. I also has a lot to do with your eating habits. Take a look at this short video where we will explore what options you have in the event that your teeth begin to wear out.
Best Way to Deal With a Broken Tooth Oct 24 2019
A broken tooth can be quite traumatic. First there's the pain, the shock and maybe even trauma. Often it is extremely annoying as we find ourselves continually taking our tongue and putting it on the broken tooth. So what exactly should we do when we break a tooth? How much does it cost to fix a broken tooth? Watch this video as we explore the answers to these questions.
Keeping Your Smile Young Oct 22 2019
Moving through the phases of life many of us want to regain some of the youthful features that we may, over time, have left behind. One of these features is our youthful smile. The good news is as we age we may actually have a greater degree of financial flexibility to improve the way we look. In addition to that we also have many options in dental care to help obtain our goal. Take a look at this video where we will explore what you can do to make your smile look younger.
Did My Dentist Give Me Quality Dental Care? Oct 15 2019
Without a doubt, this is a tricky question. Everyone wants to believe that their dentist did a fine job and provided them with the highest quality work. However, how do you really know? It’s not as if you can look inside your own mouth and check on their work. Even if you could see it, most of us don't know what to look for. So what can you do? Take a look at this short video as we explore that very question.
Learn How to Properly Brush Your Teeth Oct 08 2019
Brushing your teeth is very important yet so few of us really know how to do it properly. We all were taught by our dentist how to brush our teeth when we were children, but do you actually remember? We found these great tips from a dental professional to refresh your memory!
Choosing the Best Dentist for You Oct 08 2019
How to choose the best dentist is not usually a topic of conversation around the dinner table. In fact, it's not a topic that is often discussed at all. Let’s face it, discussing good and bad dentists, their features and attributes, is not necessarily the best dinner conversation.
The More You Know About Toothbrushes Oct 02 2019
Did you know that it does not matter if you have a power toothbrush or a manual toothbrush—both have what it takes to get the job done? The important thing is to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on any toothbrush you are looking to purchase. This lets you know whether or not the brush has been independently tested and verified as safe and effective for your teeth.
What Should You Do in a Dental Emergency? Sep 29 2019
You have only 20 minutes after a tooth is injured before it begins to die. What you choose to do immediately after injuring your tooth could make all of the difference. Whatever the cause, biting down on something hard or a sports accident, it is important to know what to do in a dental emergency.
A Whale of a Tooth Story--Or Not Sep 28 2019
Baleen whales, including the gigantic blue whales and right whales, don't need teeth to feed on their prey.
There is no Little Shop of Horrors Here! Sep 22 2019
This comedy clip about a terrible dentist is great for a good laugh. Have no fear! Your visit to our Dental Office will certainly be nothing like this!
Our Secret to a Pain-Free Dental Visit Sep 15 2019
Fear of the dentist is common and an unfortunate condition that keeps many people from obtaining proper dental care. This fear may have been handed down from an older relative who had a bad experience many, many decades ago. Sometimes people develop this fear from watching a movie or hearing a story or having a friend share a very unlikely experience that he or she may have had. Whatever the case may be, you absolutely can and should have a pain-free visit to your dentist. Take a look at this video for our number one secret on how to accomplish that.
Aren't All Dentists the Same? Sep 08 2019
Does that seem like a strange thing to ask? Actually, we hear that question all the time. Many people do believe that all dentists are the same and therefore that all dental offices and the treatments offered there should be the same as well. Not so. There can be a wide range and a great deal of variety from one office to another. Take a look at this short video that will explain a little bit more about what we mean.
What Can You Do to get Whiter Teeth? Sep 01 2019
If you watch television, you've seen those commercials with smiling faces and promises of instant, beautiful white teeth. Is it true? Are there treatments that can actually give you teeth that are that white, that easily? Take a look at this video, where we will tell you the truth about teeth whitening and give you the information you need to make the most informed decision.
Dental Care on a Tight Budget Aug 30 2019
Not everyone can walk into a dental office and plunk down a big stack of cash. We're not all wealthy celebrities who can pay for a Hollywood smile at the drop of a hat. In fact, far more people are on tight and strict budgets these days. These budgets rarely include extra money expenses that are unexpected. Teeth often fall into that category. Watch the following video to explore ways that you can take the best possible care of your teeth without spending a ton of money.
When Should You Find a Specialist? Aug 16 2019
By the very definition, the term specialist refers to a situation where your situation goes beyond normal. You have “special” needs and hence require a “specialist”. The challenge is knowing the difference between average dental care needs and those more rare instances your needs have moved into the specialist realm. Watch this video now to help you better assess your personal situation.
ARESTIN® Product Description Aug 07 2019
Gums and Wisdom Tooth Irritation Aug 01 2019
Usually found in four groups of three, molars are sometimes joined by up to four wisdom teeth, or extra molars. It is possible to have more than or less than four, but usually there is one wisdom tooth behind each row of molars. Wisdom teeth develop much later in life than other teeth, often becoming 'impacted' or coming in at an odd angle, which usually leads to them being removed. Around a third of adults will never develop wisdom teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions Jul 22 2019
1. What is a proper dental hygiene routine to maintain daily?
The Oral Health Cost of Smoking Jul 15 2019
Smoking causes damage to basically all parts of the body, but many people do not realize the effect it can have on Oral Health. Smoking causes periodontal disease, delay healing of the mouth, and increases the risk of oral cancer. Additionally, it worsens bad breath, and the stains that accumulate from smoking are generally tough to remove without the help of a dentist.
Q & A with Dr. Mark Warner Jul 08 2019
Dangerous Health Effects of Gum Disease Mar 01 2019
Gum disease is more than common and unpleasant. It could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems, making cleaning your teeth even more important than you thought.
Healthy Lunches for Your Chompers Feb 15 2019
Lots of foods have key proteins, vitamins, and calcium that promote healthy teeth. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CD) tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of U.S. children ages 2-5 and half of those ages 12-15. School lunches are the battleground for oral health and there are things that you can pack for your kids that will please their taste buds and their dentist
Best Dentist in Fairfield, CA Jan 15 2019
How do you find the best dentist in Fairfield, CA? Have you tried? How do you tell if your dentist is the best dentist in Fairfield, CA? Obviously, the answer is highly subjective and dependent on many different factors.
Causes for Bumps on the Roof of Your Mouth, Part 2 Jan 04 2019
So, you have a bump on the roof of your mouth. And it isn't a canker sore. The next class of causes have to do with trauma or injury to the delicate tissues of your mouth. The inside of the mouth is a sensitive area. Injury to the tissue on the roof of the mouth can lead to a bump forming.
Causes for Bumps on the Roof of Your Mouth, Part 1 Dec 06 2018
Do you have a bump on the roof of your mouth? Chances are, the cause is easy to determine. Read this multi-step series to find out when to handle things on your own...or when to be worried.
Are Breath Mints Bad for Your Teeth? Nov 14 2018
We've all been there. Maybe we ate garlic the night before or had one too many slices of onion on our sandwich. Whatever the cause of our bad breath, we want a quick fix, hopefully before our reputation is tarnished.
Healthy Toothbrush, Healthy Teeth Aug 31 2018
Your toothbrush is one of the most important tools you have to keep your teeth and gums healthy. So, shouldn't you be concerned about how you are keeping it in the best condition possible?
New Review Shows Brushing, Flossing Without Flouride Not Helpful in Fight Against Cavities Aug 16 2018
A new review of studies conducted by researchers at the Univerity of Washington shows that brushing without fluoride does not help prevent cavities. Even flossing by itself will not do the trick. According to these researchers, toothpaste must be used that contains fluoride.
The Causes of Toothaches and Why You Should See a Dentist Right Away if Your Have One Aug 07 2018
Have a toothache? Your suffering may be caused by any number of things, some of them life-threatening. That is why it is important that you not try to diagnose yourself and get in to see your dentist as soon as possible. Not to mention that you are probably in a great deal of pain.
Guide to Spotting Gum Problems, Part 2 Jun 25 2018
One of the most common causes of pale gums is anemia, a condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood. Other tissues besides the gums can grow pale when this happens. The afflicted may also experience inexplicable exhaustion or weakness, shortness of breath, pale or yellowish skin, headaches, and heart palpitations.
Guide to Spotting Gum Problems, Part 1 Jun 09 2018
Most dentists will agree: Your gums are the key to a healthy mouth. While pale gums are a sign of anemia in a person as a result of an iron deficiency, if the gums are white or painful, the cause may be more serious. Either way, it is important to recognize the kinds of things that can go wrong in your gums.
Three Steps to Maintaining Healthy Gums May 31 2018
You probably give plenty of attention to keeping your teeth clean and healthy, but what about the gums? Are they not just as important? While you wouldn't want to brush them aggressively, there are steps you can take to keep gum tissue in good shape. That way, they can continue to support your teeth, protect your tooth roots, and nurture your smile.
Do You Know the Different Parts of the Tooth? May 13 2018
Where would we be without our teeth? As important as our teeth are, you would think we would know more about them. They help us to speak, eat, and smile. They really are essential to life. So what better way to take care of them than to know their different parts?
How to Know if You are Flossing Correctly May 04 2018
By now, everyone should be on board with the importance of flossing between your teeth. I mean, how else are you going to get to those hard-to-reach-places in your mouth, like between your teeth, or even behind your back molars? Flossing is pretty much the only way to physically remove the bacteria from the places that are easily the dirtiest parts of your mouth.
Expectant Mothers: What You Need to Know About Your Teeth During Pregnancy, Part 3 Apr 20 2018
Everyone knows that pregnant women can't get enough of pickles and ice cream. And that 7 Layer Burrito from Taco Bell? Forget about it. What you really need to know, is that food cravings during pregnancy can increase your risk of tooth decay. Try to avoid giving in to sugary treats that will not only be food for bacteria but will also elevate your blood sugar. Instead, try to satisfy your cravings with something healthier such as whole fresh fruit.
Expectant Mothers: What You Need to Know About Your Teeth During Pregnancy, Part 2 Apr 06 2018
The following are common causes of dental health problems during pregnancy and what you can do about them.
Expectant Mothers: What You Need to Know About Your Teeth During Pregnancy, Part 1 Mar 30 2018
Although the old wives' tale that you lose a tooth for every baby you have is false, there are still things you need to know about how pregnancy affects your dental health. From crazy food cravings to retching while toothbrushing, there are some potential problems to deal with as well. With proper home hygiene care and professional help from your dentist, it is still possible to weather your pregnancy with your teeth intact.
The Importance of Baby Teeth Mar 10 2018
Yes, they are temporary, but baby teeth have important jobs to do in those tiny mouths, and as such, need proper care. Also called milk teeth, these little placeholders help the young child with chewing, speech development, and smiling. They are the reason that babies can start eating solids, can pronounce the letter "t," and that parents take so many pictures as they come in one by one.
The Importance of a Tooth-Healthy Diet Mar 02 2018
Besides brushing and flossing, there is one more thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy throughout your life. And that is, to maintain a healthy diet.
How to Make Sure You Are Brushing in All the Right Places Feb 27 2018
How to Love Your Mouth This Valentine's Day Feb 14 2018
It's that time of year again, of candy conversation hearts, rose bouquets, and teddy bears. With all of the love going around, chances are high that you are going to want to kiss someone. Here are some tips on keeping your mouth kissable (and healthy).
Sugar's Role in the Formation of Cavities Feb 08 2018
Five Star Review by George Jan 28 2018
Do Teeth Get Weaker as You Age? Jan 25 2018
This is one question that we often get. But even though some research shows that dentin, the soft tissue below your enamel may get softer, for the most part, your teeth should remain strong through the years. That is, as long as you take care of yourself.
The Link Between Oral Care and Heart Health for Seniors Jan 19 2018
Keeping your mouth healthy as you age is not as easy as it may seem. Common issues that make it challenging are dry mouth, wear and tear of teeth from many years of chewing, root decay, and gum disease. As we all know, keeping your mouth healthy can make a huge difference in our appearance, confidence, and overall health and well-being. What you may not realize, though, it that it also directly impacts your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Are You Flossing Enough? Jan 12 2018
Patient Review Jan 11 2018
"He is the best dentist and that is why we have had him for over 25 yrs." --Karen
Avoiding the Costs of Poor Oral Health Jan 09 2018
How to Safely Enjoy Foods That Stain Your Teeth Dec 14 2017
Heading into the holidays, not a lot of people are probably thinking about which foods to avoid! But as we age, our teeth become more and more vulnerable to staining from food and beverages.
Brusheez App for Kids Makes Toothbrushing More Fun! Dec 07 2017
Brusheez by Shondicon is a universal iOS app (meaning it works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod) available for free download on the App Store now. It allows up to four user accounts as an In-App purchase, but is plenty fun in single user mode. This app was developed by a dad who was tired of the constant struggle to get his kids to brush their teeth. The basic concept is built around selecting one of the whimsical characters who can jump, flip, giggle, wiggle, gasp and go dizzy. You can also change their haircolor and turn their teeth on and off. The brushing aid is in the form of a timer that is accompanied by a very catchy song and dance. The information from the developer's website tells you how to:
Feels Like Family Dec 02 2017
The Importance of Having a Caring Dentist Nov 30 2017
Having a caring dentist can literally make or break your dental health. How else would you be able to build a lasting relationship that will keep you coming back at regular intervals? After all, seeing the dentist is not something you want to put off for very long.
2017 End Of The Year Invisalign Special! Nov 16 2017
Time is Running Out to Use Your Benefits Nov 13 2017
In Honor of Veterans Day 2017 Nov 11 2017
I Would Rate U a Five Nov 10 2017
Time for a Dental Check Up? Nov 08 2017
How Much is That Doggie in the Window? Nov 06 2017
Funny Reminder to Change Your Toothbrush Every Six Months Oct 20 2017
Halloween Candy and Your Teeth: Is it Really Worth it? Oct 11 2017
Before you start in on your kids' Halloween candy this year, you should know that all of that sweetness has its costs. Sure, it tastes good, but what damage is it doing? First off, when the bacteria in your mouth metabolize the sugar, they produce acid--20 minutes worth. That is how enamel is destroyed. As if that weren't enough, if the candy is sticky, it stays around for even longer, producing a continuous stream of tooth-decaying action.
Brad's Story Trailer #1 Oct 07 2017
Brad's Story is coming soon. Watch the trailer here:
Flossing Frequency Sep 28 2017
The Difference One Letter Can Make... Sep 26 2017
How Much is Genetics to Blame For This Major Global Health Issue? Sep 24 2017
How Long Has it Been Since Your Last Teeth Cleaning? Sep 22 2017
Fun Ideas From The Tooth Fairy Sep 15 2017
Because Nothing Says Gum Care Like A Dental Floss Lasso Sep 06 2017
The Main Causes of Gum Disease. What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You. Sep 06 2017
When it comes to healthy teeth, the gums are very important. And keeping them disease-free is essential to keeping your teeth. Gum disease is the main reason the people lose their teeth. So what are the causes of gum disease and how can you keep your teeth healthy? That is what we are here to tell you today.
The Real Cost of Sugar Consumption Aug 23 2017
Let Us Help You Make a Good First Impression Aug 21 2017
Don't Get Your Teeth Whitened Until You Read This... Aug 17 2017
You have never had so many options when it comes to whitening your teeth as you do in today's dental marketplace. That is good news, because it may be the easiest way to get the gorgeous smile you are wanting. Of course, there are things you will want to watch out for so that you do not damage your teeth in the process.
Life-Changing Benefits of Dental Implants Aug 11 2017
Tips from Dentist Parents on Keeping Your Children's Teeth Clean Jul 13 2017
Best Home Whitening Kits and How They Work Jun 29 2017
Gum Disease Bacteria Causing Fertility Problems in Women Jun 15 2017
George Washington's False Teeth Feb 23 2017
Make Your Mouth More Kissable for Valentine's Day! Feb 14 2017
Plagued by bad breath or cavities? Don't let these oral hygiene issues spoil your Valentine's Day. This article contains 6 tips to make your V-Day--or any day--that much more special:
How to Get Rid of Canker Sores Nov 08 2016
Professional Teeth Whitening Vs Home Remedies Oct 25 2016
Having sparkling pearly whites is the desire of many people. Sometimes it can be more difficult to achieve this goal. When it comes to teeth whitening, you have two options.
The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide Oct 10 2016
The Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth Sep 16 2016
Are you experiencing throbbing jaw pain or pain in the back of your mouth, inflammation and bleeding of the gums behind your molars, swollen glands in your neck and shoulders, and headaches radiating from your jaw? You may have impacted wisdom teeth. If so, the problem is only going to get worse.
Increased Level of Mercury From Metal Fillings Sep 09 2016
Results of a new study from the University Georgia suggests that if you have more than eight metal fillings, you may have increased levels of mercury in your blood. This is nothing new, however studies up to this point have been mostly inconsistent in their findings. The potential risk for exposure to unsafe levels of mercury is increased depending on the number of fillings you have. Read more at: Science Daily.
Importance of Oral Hygiene for Cancer Prevention Jun 24 2016
Mark Warner, DDS Receives F.A.C.T. Oral Health Protocol Certification for Advanced Screening in Oral Health Jun 13 2016
Newly-Discovered Antibacterial Effect of Bio-Ceramic Shows Promise in the Fight Against Periodontitis Apr 27 2016
As periodontitis becomes more widespread in America, researchers seek new approaches to reducing the amount of harmful bacteria in the oral cavity, including inherently-antibiotic materials. Researchers working at the Kyoto Institute of Technology documented an antibacterial effect of silicon nitride – a hard, biocompatible ceramic – on P. gingivalis, a bacterial species implicated in periodontal disease.
Oral Cancer Information: What You Need to Know Feb 27 2016
Oral cancer includes any type of cancer found in the oral cavity, including the gums, lips, and the lining of the mouth. Several risk factors contribute to its development, such as alcohol and tobacco use. However, many cases present themselves in people without these habits, but who have HPV, the virus that has also been linked to cervical cancer in women.
Mark J. Warner, DDS Inc. Is Now Offering Enhanced Oral Cancer Screenings Feb 20 2016
Mark J. Warner, DDS Inc. takes a stand against oral cancer using OralID™ Fluorescence Technology
Get Free Whitening Now Until The End of the Year Nov 03 2015
Crowns: A Royal Pain? May 14 2015
When your dentist tells you that you need a crown, the first thing you might think is that he or she is trying to sell you something. After all, the crown can run several hundred or even several thousand dollars, only a portion of which is covered by insurance. But even though crowns can sometimes be expensive and even traumatic, they can also be the last resort for a tooth that has too little left for a regular filling. Read more at the Washington Post here.
Boy Has 232 Teeth Removed Jan 09 2015
A boy suffering from a condition called composite odontoma or a benign tumor of the tooth underwent surgery to remove 232 teeth from a tumor in his lower jaw. The doctors are calling it a medical wonder. It is nothing short of bizarre. Read the whole story here:
Man Has Tooth Removed From Nose Jan 09 2015
A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist... Jan 06 2015
How to Stop Tooth Decay with Sealants Dec 17 2014
Move Over Diamonds--These May Be a Girl's New Best Friend Dec 11 2014
Dentists' Recommendation for When is Best to Brush Your Child's Teeth Nov 26 2014
Tooth decay happens all too easily--and frequently--in babies and children. That is why it is so important to know how and when to brush your children's teeth. Dentists today have specific tips for you and your child to decrease the bacteria in the mouth. Read the full article here:
Take Your Baby to the Dentist? Nov 21 2014
How soon should you take your child to the dentist? You might be surprised at how soon these authors recommend it. However, once you read the article, you may be making an appointment for your little one.
Gingivitis in Pregnancy Nov 08 2014
Common Tongue Problems Oct 28 2014
How to Choose the Best Toothpaste Oct 21 2014
Toothpaste is an important part of your daily dental routine and its proper use can help you avoid cavities and tooth decay over time. How do you know that you’re using the right kind? Here’s a simple list to help you pick out the best toothpaste on your next trip to the supermarket:
Botox and Dentistry Oct 14 2014
Oral Cancer Protocols in the Dentistry Office Aug 28 2014
Digital Dentistry Notes Aug 21 2014
Notes are essential in the world of dentistry and are used to share details with co-workers and health professionals for improved service as well as to avoid any mistakes from mixed medication or complications.
Caries Management by Risk Assessment Aug 14 2014
Cone Beam Computed Tomography Aug 07 2014
The Hardest Substances in the World and How They Compare to the Enamel on Your Teeth Jul 22 2014
How to Harden Your Teeth Naturally Jul 14 2014
Drastic Measures: Crowns for Kids and Baby Root Canals Jul 08 2014
Pediatric dentistry is a highly contested area of debate. Baby teeth are built quite differently in comparison to permanent adult teeth because they serve a very different purpose. Under the surface of our gums the roots of baby teeth naturally dissolve when the teeth are lost and ultimately the teeth will naturally fall anyway. Dental procedures like root canals and crowns are sometimes viable options but some skeptics wonder if they’re becoming too common.
Modern Advances in Dentistry Jun 28 2014
How Good Nutrition Impacts Your Teeth Jun 21 2014
Nutrition is an aspect of our health that has reaching effects into every area of our body. The food that you eat effects everything from your ability to be physically active to your fight against the common cold, your amount of energy during the day to the health of your teeth throughout your life. Although it can be a pain to watch what you eat and make good choices over some yummier options, good nutrition really does have a major impact on the health of your teeth.
All About Night Guards Jun 15 2014
Night guards are designed to protect teeth from damage during the night. That sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? If your dentist recommended a night guard for you or you would like to try a night guard to see the results you may have some more questions about what it actually does, what they’re made out of, and why they work. Here’s a quick list of everything you need to know about night guards: 1. Most night guards are made out of a thermoplastic material that you can use to mold and fit in your mouth. Thermoplastic means that the material softens in water and then hardens again so when you bite into the soft material and then remove it the guard will keep the shape of your mouth. You can purchase generic ones, not made by dentists, but they tend to be harder to breathe or talk in. 2. If you need a mouth guard you probably have what dentists call bruxism. Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. 3. Night guards not only add a barrier of protection between your teeth to prevent damage and erosion from forced contact, but it also works because the act of wearing the device makes patients more aware of the grinding motion, even during sleep. 4. The fit of your night guard does matter because a securely fitting guard will be less likely to fall out in the night or be taken out during sleep. If it is uncomfortable many patients will take out the device during sleep and continue to grind or clench their teeth until morning. 5. If you don’t wear night guards there may be serious consequences. Not only can it be annoying for your partner but it also can lead to serious dental problems. Cracked teeth, abrasions, jaw pains, headaches, and extended wear on the tops of your teeth can ensue.
Celebrities who have had Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures May 31 2014
How Britain got its Bad Teeth Rep May 23 2014
All About Xylitol May 17 2014
Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown to reduce the risk of cavities. Cavity prevention is a heated area of research in the oral health field and this natural sugar alcohol shows more potential as a decay preventative sweetener than other options. One of the coolest things about xylitol is that it can be used exactly like sugar and is equal in sweetness to the more common option but because of its slightly different chemical makeup it doesn’t work in baking that requires leavened yeast.
Strange Dentistry Practices of the Past May 09 2014
Lucky for us modern medicine and dentistry practices have evolved and are now safe and mostly painless. There’s no reason for someone to be afraid to go to the dentist now, but in the past they may have had good reason!
Third World Dentistry Apr 29 2014
According to the International Dental Journal, in underdeveloped countries about 75% to 80% of the population live in rural areas where no dental care is offered. These terrible conditions pose serious threats to the dental health of generations of families as no immediate care is offered and no corrective work can be done. One of the largest problems that has yet to be addressed in the third world is the question of short term fixes versus long term solutions. There are an increasing number of outreach programs that send volunteering dentists into the third world countries to perform operations and treat the local residents but there are far fewer organizations who teach dentistry to promising candidates in these areas. When the visiting practitioners leave the community they are once again living without proper dental care and no better in the long run than they were before.
The Top 5 Worst Foods for your Teeth Apr 22 2014
Dental hygiene isn't too difficult if you keep a steady brushing schedule, manage good habits, and opt for healthier alternatives to sugar-packed snacks and meals. However, the worst foods for your teeth tend to be the best for your taste buds. Remember that everything is okay in moderation but there are a few foods that you should absolutely stay away from. Here are 5 in particular to cross off of your grocery list.
Habits That are Harmful to Your Teeth Apr 08 2014
Many people take their teeth for granted and forget that they are a delicate part of the body that isn’t easily replaced. Teeth are so useful to us and we need to take good care of them to ensure good health. Even if you’re a flossing fiend and practice very good dental hygiene, odds are you have at least one of these bad habits. Learn about why these habits are harmful and try to stop as soon as possible.
The Truth about Snacking and Tooth Decay Mar 28 2014
Research about tooth decay has proven a strong link to the negative effects of snacking. However, what you’re snacking on is much more to blame than the frequency of your bites or meals. Sugary, sweet snacks are to blame! Although they’re often the most delicious choice for a snack, there are other healthier options that you can snack on to tie you over. Not only are healthier snacks better for your teeth but they are also healthier for you in general.
How to Know if You Have a Cavity Mar 14 2014
Cavities are quite common, actually afflicting over 90% of the population, and are becoming more easily treatable. Cavities are holes in a tooth’s enamel and if small enough, they may remain unnoticed by the patient. However, if a cavity is left untreated for a period of time the tooth can become irritated by food that breeds bacterial toxins. Toothaches from cavities are the most common reason why people go to the dentist.
How to Keep your Teeth Clean with Braces Feb 28 2014
Braces can do wonders for crooked teeth or a crooked jaw line but it also makes daily cleaning more difficult. Plaque collects on the surface of teeth and braces can be difficult to clean around. Plus, the appliances can trap food particles. The key to taking care of your teeth with braces is to set up a regular hygiene schedule. Without braces you should brush twice a day so with braces you must brush four times a day. Here’s a set of guidelines that you should keep in mind to keep your teeth clean with braces:
Ordinary vs. Powered Toothbrushes Feb 22 2014
It’s no question that there is a power struggle to encourage good brushing and flossing habits with young ones and the powered toothbrushes are good weapons in the battle at morning and night! Powered toothbrushes have been especially praised for having the power to engage young kids and excite them about brushing their teeth with fancy, decorated handles while they play music and tickle their gums. They also have been seen to be especially useful for older people who suffer from a motor disability or arthritis as it does the majority of the work for you in terms of oscillation and spinning.
Minimizing Tooth Decay from Fizzy Soda Feb 08 2014
Soda is a fizzy, delicious drink but it is strongly linked to tooth decay. Milk consumption has decreased and fizzy soda pop and sugary juices have risen to take its place. This can lead to bad habits and more kids than ever are being treated for tooth decay due to constant soda drinking. The sugars in the soda combine with the bacteria in your mouth to form acid which can damage teeth. Kids and teens are especially susceptible to tooth decay because their tooth enamel is not fully developed.
Taking Care of Your Toothbrush Jan 28 2014
It might seem like a thing that doesn’t matter much because it’s cheap, but the toothbrush is a very intimate object that gets in touch with a very sensitive part of your body. It also ensures that you keep that part of your body healthy. Caring for your toothbrush is extremly important if you want to ensure that when you brush you won’t fill your mouth with harmful bacteria.
How to Choose a Good Dentist Jan 14 2014
What makes a dentist better than another? How should you pick him or her? Dentists, even if they all studied the same thing, are different. So, how can you pick the right one?
New Year, New Smile Jan 01 2014
All I Want for Christmas is Some New Front Teeth: Great Deals on Cosmetic Dentistry Dec 21 2013
Making the Most of Your Existing Health Saving Account before the End of the Year by Scheduling with Your Dentist Dec 05 2013
As the holiday season quickly approaches, the end of the year is slowly inching closer. This can often be the busiest time of the year, but it is important to make time for necessary dental appointments. This will ensure that you use the funds left in your existing health saving account before the end of the year. This will not only help to maximize your insurance benefits, but it will also give you a healthy and bright smile just in time to enjoy the holiday season.
Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth Nov 29 2013
As a parent, you know that the health of your children’s teeth is very important. However, most children don’t realize how important this is, and making them brush each night before going to bed can be difficult. However, there are some easy ways of getting kids to brush their teeth, so don’t despair if your child resists.
Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer Nov 07 2013
Each and every year, there are over 350,000 cases of new oral cancer cases diagnosed. And this number keeps increasing, even with continual medical advances. Oral cancer is a serious condition because it’s often discovered too late, and because persons who develop oral cancer are at a higher risk of developing a second form of cancer later in their life.
How to Have Beautiful Teeth Naturally Sep 20 2013
A perfect smile is what we strive to have. But, can we have beautiful teeth naturally? Of course we can! There are some things that we can do to ensure that our teeth are healthy, shiny and pearly white, and you’re going to find out everything about this by reading below.
Nutrition and Your Teeth Sep 13 2013
It’s no secret that what we put in our mouths is a ticking bomb - especially if we pay no particular attention to the things that we eat or drink. Our teeth are quite sensitive to some of the ingredients contained in foods, and, if we expose them to these ingredients time and time again, we are going to have lots of problems.
The Five Worst Foods for Your Teeth Sep 06 2013
If you want to have a perfect smile, then you need to take care of it. As everybody knows the foods that we eat can lead to chipped teeth, cavities and other problems that make our smile less pleasant. So, let’s take a look at the top 5 worst foods for your teeth, as avoiding these can help you keep your smile bright and warm.
The Truth About Veneers Aug 20 2013
If you truly want to have that perfect smile, but your teeth are chipped, stained and you have big gaps between them, then an option to consider is veneers. These are a great and permanent way to change the aspect of your teeth and give yourself that amazing shiny white Hollywood smile that is so popular these days.
Dental Bonding Aug 07 2013
What is dental bonding?
Invisalign for Your Teen in Fairfield, CA Jul 26 2013
Before you choose Invisalign Teen, we’d like to make sure you’ve taken the time to learn everything you need to make a confident choice. Here are a couple of informative videos on Invisalign.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Jul 16 2013
From slight alterations to major repairs, the dentist may execute a diversity of processes for the improvement of one’s smile. There are numerous treatment options available to repair teeth that are stained, chipped, distorted, or misplaced.
Looking to Straighten Teeth Without Braces - Clear Teeth Aligners with Invisalign Jul 02 2013
Changes in your Mouth as you Age Aug 22 2012
As we age, the condition of our teeth is even more important. Although the mouth undergoes some change as we age, losing your teeth does not have to be one of them. Teeth can usually be kept for a lifetime with proper care.
Invisalign The New Invisible Braces Jul 15 2012
Beating Tooth Decay / Cavities Jul 13 2012
Preventative treatment is very important in today's dental world. Tooth decay is a commonly occurring problem that is easily stopped by basic knowledge of good oral upkeep. Many people have visited the dentist to have a cavity filled, but understanding a few things about the teeth can stop you from having to deal with tooth decay.