National Gum Care Month

Categories: Oral Health

Did you know September is National Gum Care month? While focusing on clean teeth is important, caring for our gums is too! What is Gum Disease? Gingivitis and periodontitis are two forms of gum disease, both of which are caused by bacterial infection in your gums. Gingivitis is a mild form of the disease that…

Everything You Need to Know About Oral Piercings

These days it seems as if many people are choosing mouth jewelry to follow trends or as a way to express their selves. Although it may look cool and fun, there can be a lot of heath issues that come with having these types of piercings. Here is a list of some of the risks…

No Dental Fears

We all know that fear of the dentist isn’t uncommon. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 7% of adults in the US experience some amount of fear with going to the dentist. Out of that percentage, about 5-10% of those people have a strong enough fear to be considered sufferers of dental phobia. There…

5 travel tips for your teeth

Categories: Oral Health

With the summer here, we know a lot of our patients will be enjoying fun summer vacays! Here’s 5 travel tips for your teeth while you’re away ☺ Make time for a check up If you can, schedule your next regular dental visit before your trip. Having a thorough exam and cleaning can leave with…

Do you Grind Your Teeth?

Categories: Oral Health

Bruxism is a habit of grinding or clenching the teeth. Clenching means you are tightly holding your top and bottom teeth together. Grinding is when you slide your teeth back and forth over each other. Bruxism can happen in children and adults. Some people with bruxism wake themselves up during the night with loud clenching…

4 things to focus on during pregnancy to avoid problems with your dental health.

Don’t avoid dental work unless otherwise advised You may be concerned about undergoing dental procedures during pregnancy, especially those that involve anesthesia. But both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Dental Association (ADA) encourage pregnant women to continue regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups. And unless your obstetrician advises…

What you need to know about oral cancer

Oral cancer can develop in any part of the oral cavity (the mouth and the lips) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth). Each year in the United States, there are more than 200,000 cases of oral cancer! What are the risk factors? Tobacco: Tobacco use causes the…

5 foods that are good for your teeth!

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Did you know that tooth enamel is the toughest tissue of the human body? Tooth enamel is a tough shell that covers and protects your tooth. Here are some foods that can help keep the enamel at its strongest 🙂 1. Cheese Cheese lovers- rejoice! If you’re a fan of this snack, you’ll be happy…

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

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In honor of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, we’d like to share with you some of the ways we keep our patients safe! Digital X-rays Here at Timeless Smiles digital x-rays have been a part of our practice for years. Digital x-rays can use up to 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays, provide a clearer…

Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their parents, and caregivers. It is a special month at our office, a time to celebrate all the children that bring smiles…