Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease

Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease are the two forms of gum disease. Did you know studies show 3 out of 4 Americans today suffer from one of the stages of gum disease?  This common condition often goes unnoticed in its early stages if a patient is not maintaining regular dental exams. If left untreated for too long, your oral health can …

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Bad Habits That Can Hurt Your Teeth

There is still time to make a New Year’s resolution that can benefit not only you, but your teeth as well. Here are 6 bad habits that you should kick this year: 1. Nail Biting – This nervous habit can chip teeth and impact your jaw. By placing your jaw in a protruding position for long periods of time can place unwanted pressure on …

Managing Diabetes is managing your Oral Health

Diabetes is an aggressive disease that affects the overall health of your body. A 40 year study from Duke University published its findings that diabetic patients have two times more tooth loss than those that do not have the disease. Lead researcher Bei Wu makes note, “Foot care and eye care are on the top of their agenda, but dental care is not. Diabetics need …

Five Dental tips for Your Family

Eight minutes — that’s about all the time it should take you each day to care for your teeth in a way that helps to prevent decay as much as possible. At Dahlquist Dental, Drs. Carl and Ryan Dahlquist emphasize preventive care to help you keep your teeth as healthy as possible. Using these tips for your entire family can …

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are strong and light weight screw like structures that are composed predominately of titanium. Titanium is a biologically friendly material that allows implants to integrate with the surrounding bone. Implants can be placed in the upper and lower jaws that offer a more natural solution to tooth loss. Replacing a tooth consist of three parts: the crown (tooth), the abutment (connects …

Stop the Pop & Fruit Drinks Too!

Study after study has shown that pop and fruit drink cause tooth decay. These drinks do not only provide sugar to bacteria, but also acid that cause tooth erosion. Erosion is the acid etching of our teeth that demineralizes and weakens our enamel. A study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, “found that people who drink sugar-laden soda and fruit …

The Difference Between Whitening & Bleaching

It is the perception that whiter teeth make you look younger. There are many ways one can brighten his/her smile. A common question asked is, what is the difference between whitening and bleaching? Yourdentistryguide.com explains it best, “According to the FDA, the term “bleaching” is permitted to be used only when the teeth can be whitened beyond their natural color. …

Tooth Care Prolongs Your Youthful Look

According to the Altanta Journal-Constitution, oral health care is one of the 10 natural steps people can take to look younger. “Most people don’t take the time to connect the two, but the health of your mouth can also affect the health of your body.  Individuals with gum disease are more prone to heart disease and lung problems.  For people …