Everyone knows that smiling feels good. People who smile are usually happy, confident, and emotionally fulfilled. But did you know scientific evidence indicates that smiling and laughing can benefit your overall health and well-being – decreasing your risk for disease and increasing your likelihood of success in life and in business? It may also improve the quality of your interpersonal relationships.
Old age, trauma to your mouth, persistent dental complications – myriad factors can cause adult tooth loss – all of which a board-certified dentist should thoroughly examine as soon as they occur. The good news: You may not need to replace your tooth.
Most people know to brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day, but keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires more than just regular brushing. At Easter DDS, we want our clients to know how to take care of their teeth the right way to avoid painful cavities and abscesses and preserve their teeth and smiles for longer.
Most people know there are some foods that are particularly problematic when it comes to dental health. Taking care of your teeth requires more than just regular brushing and flossing. Knowing which foods are bad for your oral health is a great way to preserve your smile and dental health for as long as possible.
When you brush your teeth, you see traces of red. You know you haven’t been flossing as regularly as you should, so you wonder if the problem lies between your teeth. When you floss, you see even more blood in your saliva. Here’s what you need to know if your gums have started to bleed.
Parents spend a lot of time teaching their young children about good oral hygiene. They teach kids to floss and remind them to brush twice a day. Regular cleanings keep those baby teeth pearly white and make sure there are no problems as adult teeth start to come in. As children transition to adolescence, they become more independent. Good oral hygiene is still necessary.
Flu season is here again, but this year’s strain is a little scarier than in years’ past. While lying around and doing nothing is the only thing that feels possible when we are sick, it is important to also maintain the rest of your health. Here’s how you can keep your dental hygiene at the forefront of your day – even when you’re crippled with influenza.
If you need a root canal, you may have been putting it off because you’re afraid of the procedure. Maybe you had a root canal years ago that caused pain that lasted for days, or you may have heard other people describe the procedure as disagreeable.
Are you afraid of being put to sleep during a dental procedure? Do you put off dental work that needs to be done because you’re frightened by the idea of sedation? If so, you’re not alone. While some people choose sedation dentistry because of their anxiety, one study showed 37 percent of participants were afraid to receive general anesthesia for oral surgery. Some people worry they’ll still feel pain during the procedure, while others are afraid they won’t wake up. Here’s the truth about general anesthesia.
Do you sometimes wake up with aching jaw muscles or a dull headache? Do you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth when you’re stressed or focusing on a task? If so, you might have bruxism, a condition that involves clenching or grinding your teeth. Up to 31 percent of people in the United States may have bruxism, and not all of them have symptoms. Here’s what you need to know.