Custom Mouthguards: Are They Really Worth It?

Many people remember mouthguards as those bulky, uncomfortable things that they had to wear during childhood sports. Buying mouthguards at the store is easy and can be relatively inexpensive, but they’re often the wrong fit for our individual mouths. This not only makes store-bought mouthguards uncomfortable—they tend to lack in their ability to fully protect [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

Root Resorption: What Is It and What Can Be Done?

Root resorption is a generally uncommon problem where your tooth’s structure is actually eaten away. Although resorption is a natural process that happened to all of us when we were kids (think about shedding your primary teeth and getting permanent teeth), root resorption shouldn’t occur in adult teeth. How does root resorption happen, and what [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

Is Chewing Gum Bad for Your Teeth?

Chewing gum has come a long way since it was first introduced. Most chewing gums now are made without sugar, the ingredient that caused dentists to caution their patients against participating in this popular practice! Although many people chew gum to help freshen their breath after a meal, this practice can have some surprising benefits [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

Tips to Avoid Dry Socket After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth removal is a procedure that millions of people have done every year. Dry socket can happen within a few days after wisdom teeth are removed. This happens when the blood clot that stops the bleeding and encourages healing dislodges itself and exposes the bone. This is very painful, so here are some tips from [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

Don’t Ignore That Wisdom Tooth

These days, many people find that getting their wisdom teeth removed is the best course of action for their smile. Our wisdom teeth are often so far back in our mouths that they’re impossible to keep clean with regular brushing, often resulting in cavities and decay. As humans have evolved, wisdom teeth aren’t needed as [...]

By |February 25th, 2017|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

Is Mouthwash Really Necessary?

Although mouthwash is no substitute for regular brushing and flossing, mouthwash can function as a great aid to your oral health when used appropriately. There are many different kinds of mouthwash, and not everyone has the same oral care needs. However, the benefits of mouthwash are numerous, so if you don’t incorporate using mouthwash into [...]

By |February 8th, 2017|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

Nutrient Deficiencies and Oral Health

Everyone knows that diet plays a crucial role in our health, but diet is also extremely important for our oral health. Of course foods that you eat such as sugar can immediately impact your teeth; however, vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that we consume both from foods and from supplements have a larger role to play [...]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

3 Myths About Gum Disease

If your opinion about gum disease is that it does not impact many people, then you should know that, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), estimates are that up to three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease today. This disease can take form as mild cases of gingivitis, [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

Non-Surgical Treatment for Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a gum infection that’s part of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Periodontitis can cause significant damage to the gums and even your jawbone if left untreated. Although this condition is fairly common, it’s also preventable! You can prevent gum disease and periodontitis simply by taking good care of your teeth and gums [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|Dcds Blog|0 Comments

Accelerate Your Orthodontic Treatment With Propel

Propel is a unique FDA approved orthodontics tool for helping your teeth to move into their correct positions faster and more accurately than ever! This technology encourages accelerated bone remodeling while receiving orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign and traditional braces. Propel is used by experienced and practiced orthodontists who can provide this treatment to reduce [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|Dcds Blog|0 Comments