Did you know that your choice in toothpaste is one of the most important health decisions you can make? It’s true! In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) recently confirmed what our practice has said for years…fluoride toothpaste prevents cavities! The cavity-fighting properties of fluoride hopefully isn’t news to you. While the mechanical action of … Continue reading Will Fluoride Toothpaste Prevent Cavities?
In a perfect world, our Bedford dental practice wouldn’t have a lot to do. Our typical patients would take excellent care of their teeth, floss every day, and eat healthy. But what exactly is “typical,” and how close is that to what’s ideal? Hold onto your hats, because these dental stats just might blow you … Continue reading Shocking Dental Stats and How to Avoid Becoming One
Bleeding gums should not be considered “normal”, yet the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control have found that about half of Americans over the age of 30 have gums that bleed when they brush or floss. Bleeding gums could mean that you have periodontal disease. Periodontal diseases are caused by infections … Continue reading Periodontal Disease
People tend to like to cut corners to save time and effort. You might decide that some trade-offs are worth it in life, but skimping on brushing your teeth to save a minute or two per day is a shortcut you shouldn’t take. Two minutes is not a long time, yet according to the ADA, … Continue reading Brushing 101: The How To Guide
You’ve been the picture of oral hygiene and a perfect dental patient your entire life. You brush for the whole two minutes, you floss at least once every day, and your brilliantly-white smile receives frequent praise. Despite your stellar oral hygiene efforts, your wisdom teeth have rebelled, causing you to experience localized pain and discomfort. … Continue reading Warning: Wisdom Teeth Ahead