As your child becomes a teenager, you often give them a bit of freedom in regards to managing their personal care habits. However, a surprising number of teens fall short when it comes to handling their oral health needs, treating activities like brushing and flossing as a nuisance instead of part of a self-care routine.More
Did you know that over 90 percent of adults and children do not consume enough fruits and vegetables to meet dietary guidelines? It’s true.
To help bring attention to the issue, September has been declared Fruits and Veggies – More Matters month, an event designed to celebrate a variety of plant foods that are delicious, easy to prepare, and great for maintaining your health.More
Tooth sensitivity is a common issue, affecting approximately 57 percent of all dental patients. But, the pain and discomfort of sensitive teeth isn’t something you have to tolerate.
Many people can find relief from tooth sensitivity with the proper treatment. If you are suffering from pain or discomfort, here’s what you need to know.More
Based on a recent CDC survey, 39.5 percent of men aged 18 to 64 likely didn’t go to the dentist in 2015 (the most recent data available). In general, women tend to be more diligent about going to the dentist, and many wives quickly become frustrated if their husbands skip their appointments.More
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has declared March to by National Nutrition Month. This makes it a great time to focus on how your eating habits affect your health and overall well-being, and why making smart choices is so important.More
Halloween is an exciting time of year for children, families, and even adults who enjoy dressing up for the annual festivities, like trick-or-treating. While most of the emphasis is on candy and costumes, it’s also important to take a moment to focus on safety.More
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so we, as your Dallas area dentists, want to take a moment to go over the four activities you should do every day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy.More
World Heart Day is a special event where we all come together to focus on what it takes to maintain a healthy heart and a strong cardiovascular system. While many people think this is only something that their doctor can help with, your Dallas dentist also plays a large role in the health of your heart.More
If you have gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis or periodontal disease, you are not alone. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of Americans 30 years-old or older have gum disease. If you are over 65, your risk for gum disease is even higher, over 70%. At the same time, symptoms of gum disease should not be ignored. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to your overall health.More
Ask any dentist, and they’ll say mouth guards are essential when playing sports. Why? Of all the oral injuries they see every year, 13 to 39% are sports-related. Furthermore, the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety finds that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to experience a dental injury.
Sports can lead to collisions with other players, the ground, and flying objects like balls and bats. Wearing a mouth guard prevents many possible injuries to the face and mouth – chipped or broken teeth and jaw bones, root damage, and cuts to soft tissues. They’re especially designed to cover and absorb impact to the upper teeth, where 80% of all dental injuries occur.More