Afraid of the Dentist?
Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Have you ever skipped a dentist appointment because you were anxious about what might happen there? Have you tried to ignore tooth pain rather than seek treatment—only to have the problem worsen over time? Continue reading “Dealing with Dental Fear and Avoidance”
Are you Experiencing Sensitive Teeth?
Have you ever taken a sip of your hot morning coffee or tea then grimaced as your teeth began to hurt? Or maybe at some point you stopped putting ice in your water glass or stopped eating ice cream to avoid aching teeth from the cold?
This kind of sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages can be frustrating and may even impact your quality of life. There are several dental conditions that can cause your teeth to become sensitive. Continue reading “When Teeth are Sensitive to Hot and Cold”
Good Flossing Technique is Key in Oral Health
Every person who has ever visited the dentist has been asked, “have you been flossing” by either their dental hygienist or dentist, and according to the American Dental Association, 20% of adults never floss. Is flossing really that important? Continue reading “The Benefits of Good Flossing Technique”
Are you really hurting your teeth by trying to get that perfect white smile?
When it comes to a healthy looking smile, the general consensus is that whiter is better. As such, whitening strips are available to help gain the look one desires. While there is little debate over the effectiveness of the strips, there has been some concern as to the overall effects the whitening strips may have upon your teeth. To debunk some of the misconceptions about whitening we have addressed some of the issues below. Continue reading “Can you Weaken your Teeth Through Whitening?”
A true story that could have been prevented
A few years back, I spoke with a man who was going in for open heart surgery. What made this strange was that the man I was talking to ate properly, exercised regularly, and would at the surface not appear to have any reason to have heart problems. Yet, for about 6 months the man had seen an increase in chest pains. It started as what he perceived to be heartburn and built in intensity until he had to go see a cardiologist. He stated that there was bacteria buildup around one of the main cavities and that they would have to go in and remove the buildup of the bacteria. Continue reading “How your Gums can Affect your Heart”
Keep Your Mouth Healthy this Halloween!
Halloween is almost here and as dentists we understand that it means candies and costumes. While we would prefer if you ate an apple rather than a candy bar, we’re realistic and understand that you can’t say no to candy forever, especially at Halloween.
Here are our tips for having a great Halloween WITH candy, but still keeping your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.
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The Three Most Common Dental Problems
Despite taking the best care of your teeth, you still tend to end up making an appointment with your dentist to get your latest dental problem treated. This article will address the most common dental issues that people often face and how you can take measures to avoid them. Also remember, you can get in touch with us at Mint Dental if you need help related to dental issues.
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Water Quality and Oral Health
Water is one of the most basic needs of humans. Without it, not only will we become dehydrated, but we will also be unable to perform many of our regular activities such as bathing and oral hygiene, cooking, and washing. However, despite the accessibility to water, different regions have different water supplies, and not all of these have potable and fluoridated water.
Continue reading “How Does Water Quality Affect Oral Health?”
Don’t Let Time Outdoors effect your Oral Health!
Summer is just around the corner and what is better to do in Alaska than taking a hike? With the gorgeous weather looming and school ending soon, families and individuals are looking forward to a great mountaineering experience. However, any outdoor activity requires an adjustment in one’s lifestyle, even if it’s just for a day. Dental hygiene would be a perfect example of such adjustment.
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Infographic proof of the Ill Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene
You’ve likely been told since you were a young child that brushing your teeth three times a day is extremely important. Many don’t realize just how vital it is to your overall health, not just that of your mouth.
Check out this infographic about Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene to your Body.
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