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Charitable Partner to Host Virtual Ball Fundraiser for Kids

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on October 31, 2017

Hey sports fans… how would you like a trip to Chicago to enjoy the Classic Wrigley Field Rooftop Experience? Or what about attending the 2018 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles with all your favorite celebrities and sports stars? If sports aren’t your thing, perhaps you’d be interested in a shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue. Read More →

Female Hormones and Dental Health – The Surprising Correlation You Need to Know About

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on September 26, 2017

Hormones are the incredibly powerful “chemical messengers” of the body that regulate everything from growth and development, to mood, reproduction and metabolism. Hormones impact men and women in different ways, many of which you’re no doubt familiar with. But when it comes to female hormones, there’s a dental health correlation that might surprise you. And Read More →

The Early Bird Gets… the Healthy Smile

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on September 26, 2017

How many fillings do you have? If you answered “0” then congratulations, you get a Gold Star! The reality is that most people have had at least one cavity filled. That’s because tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children and adults. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that a staggering 92% of adults Read More →

World Dental Federation Aims to Take Bite out of Gum Disease

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on September 8, 2017

Have you ever noticed trace amounts of blood in your saliva when brushing or flossing your teeth? This is suggestive of gum inflammation and is a telltale sign of gingivitisand gum disease. During routine dental checkups and cleanings, dentists make a point of emphasizing the importance of maintaining healthy gums. Gum health is essential in supporting healthy Read More →

Study Offers New Solution to Tooth SensitiviTEA

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on August 11, 2017

Do you have sensitive teeth? When you sip on a cup of hot coffee or an icy glass of lemonade, do you get a sharp flash of pain? Tooth sensitivity is a common issue that most people experience at one time or another for various reasons. It may signal a serious oral health problem, such as Read More →

New Dentin Research ‘Grape’ News for Resin-bonded Fillings

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on July 14, 2017

Let’s be honest… nobody really enjoys going to the dentist. It’s one of those things in life that is necessary, but is rarely a good time (especially if you haven’t been keeping up with the brushing and flossing). Dentists take this in stride, often joking to their patients that the better care they take of Read More →

Chew on This – Gum is GREAT for Your Teeth (Some of it at Least)

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on June 29, 2017

Sugar-free chewing gum has gained popularity over the years as consumers have been made increasingly aware of its benefits. The sugar-free aspect aside, the simple act of chewing is beneficial as it promotes the flow of saliva in the mouth which helps to neutralize acids. Acids are produced as food is broken down while eating. By chewing Read More →

Charcoal DIY Teeth Whitening: Does it Work & is it Safe?

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on June 19, 2017

Teeth whitening is the most popular and accessible cosmetic dentistry treatment available. So much so that there’s a seemingly endless stream of DIY whitening products aimed at consumers seeking an alternative to more traditional, in-office whitening programs. As a matter of fact, I’m chewing a piece of “whitening” chewing gum as I write this. With everything Read More →

Sock it to Dry Socket – Consumer Guide Words of Wisdom

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on May 30, 2017

If you are an adult and still have your wisdom teeth, you are in the minority. The common surgery is recommended by most oral and maxillofacial dentists, which explains why nearly five million people undergo removal each year. You might even say that electing to undergo extraction is a wise choice. Wisdom teeth typically don’t develop until after Read More →

Are You Happy With Your Smile?

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Posted on May 17, 2017

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks almost instantly. As a consumer education site, we’re constantly striving for feedback from our community about a wide-range of questions people have when it comes to oral health and cosmetic dentistry. We routinely survey our readers for insights and inspiration. One of the more general Read More →

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