One in Six Americans Miss Work Due to Oral Health Issues, New Study Shows

Man patient at dental consultation dentist surgeryMissing Time Due to Oral Health Issues?

A new study has revealed just how damaging poor dental hygiene can be to workplace productivity.

According to a June 4 article in The Tennessean, the 2014 Delta Dental Oral Health and Wellbeing Survey recently found that approximately one in six Americans — 16% of the population — miss work due to dental health concerns each year. As a result, more than 164 million work hours are lost yearly. Continue reading “One in Six Americans Miss Work Due to Oral Health Issues, New Study Shows”

How to Choose a Dentist: The Top Five Qualities You Should Look For

How to Choose a DentistHow to Choose a Dentist

Taking care of your teeth is essential to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. A major component of caring for your teeth is seeing a general or family dentist for regular checkups. However, if you don’t have a dentist whom you regularly visit, choosing the best dentist for you can be tough — especially when there are approximately 195,941 licensed dentists currently practicing throughout the country. Continue reading “How to Choose a Dentist: The Top Five Qualities You Should Look For”

Four Different Types of Dentists, and How They Can Help You

Different Types of Dentists

The Different Types of Dentists

Did you know that, according to a survey by USA Today, teeth are the number one thing single people judge in a potential partner? Both women and men rate good teeth as the most important “must have” — more important than shoes, clothes, or even hair. Continue reading “Four Different Types of Dentists, and How They Can Help You”

Debunking Four Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Studies show that Americans are spending an astonishing $775 million on toothbrushes every single year. If that seems like a lot, realize that experts recommend you replace your toothbrush at least three or four times a year. So, in that regard, it looks like we’re doing just fine. Continue reading “Debunking Four Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry”

5 Tips for Naturally Fresher Breath

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Steps for Naturally Fresher Breath

Talking about your breath can be a sensitive subject. At Mint Dental we want our patients to know that they can talk to us about whatever dental concerns they have, without having to feel uncomfortable. Your breath speaks volumes about who you are, especially if you struggle with a displeasing odor.

There are several steps you can take to help eliminate the root causes of bad breath, and naturally freshen it through the rest of the day. Here are some of the methods that we recommend: Continue reading “5 Tips for Naturally Fresher Breath”