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3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

Excessively dry mouth or xerostomia is a relatively common disorder with some devastating effects. Saliva is our mouth’s natural defense against tooth decay. It washes away food debris before it can form into plaque, and helps to regulate your mouth’s microbiome, keeping some particularly nasty bacteria from overpopulating your mouth. Without it, we’re 30 percent [...]

Study Shows People with Diabetes Make Fewer Visits to the Dentist

Diabetes comes with many potential oral health complications. This means that people with diabetes should make more regular dental visits than people without diabetes. In some cases, it is recommended that they visit the dentist three or more times a year, rather than the twice annual visits recommended for most people. However, the Journal of [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Cavities, Dentists, Gum Disease|Comments Off on Study Shows People with Diabetes Make Fewer Visits to the Dentist

Has Flu Season Put Your Teeth at Risk?

We’re finally starting to see the light at the end of the flu season, and thank goodness, too! By all accounts, it’s been a rough season, the worst since 2010, at least. And if you didn’t get vaccinated, you probably got dinged by the flu this year. (Of course, if you did get vaccinated, there [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Has Flu Season Put Your Teeth at Risk?

Elf Explanatory: Hermey Helps Keep Smiles Bright

When it comes to holiday TV specials, most dentists have a soft spot for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the real hero of which is arguably not the titular caribou with the glowing schnoz, but Hermey, the elf who aspires to bring quality dental care to the North Pole. Sure, Rudolph saves Christmas, [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Elf Explanatory: Hermey Helps Keep Smiles Bright

Tricks to Avoid the Dental Damage of Halloween Treats

Here in Columbia, we embrace Halloween (though as dentists, we get a little queasy about the effects of all the candy). The River City is host to an almost-scary array of Halloween events for all ages. Historic Columbia is home to seasonal Spirits Alive! cemetery tours as well as the annual, citywide Trunk or Treat [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Tricks to Avoid the Dental Damage of Halloween Treats