Dental Insurance Is Not Really Insurance

While 23% of all Americans have no dental benefit coverage, over 250 million people in the United States have some sort of dental benefit plan. Most people are covered by employer – sponsored plans and there are also those covered under Medicare,…

Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth

We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly…

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Ever look at a photo of yourself from only a few years ago and ask yourself, “Huh, were my teeth looked a bit brighter back then?” We definitely do. Coffee and red wine usually get the blame for teeth discoloration, but several other…

How To Quickly Treat Cold Sores

Got a Cold Sore? Here’s How to Treat It Quickly Ugh. A cold sore appears a couple days before a party where you’ll be photographed as much as the Royal Couple. That smile that we’ve been working on together just went from hero to zero,…

Effects of Soda On Your Teeth

Have you ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things…

Do You Recognize the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

How much do you know about periodontal disease, or gum disease, and what it looks like in the early stages? For something that affects approximately half of all American adults at one time or another, many of us don’t really understand what…

Dr. Richard Murdoch and the Colorado Mission of Mercy

Each year, 200 dentists and over 1,000 volunteers open a large-scale dental clinic for two days in Colorado. What is their mission? To provide approximately 1,500 patients with free dental care, no questions asked. For many of these people,…

Protecting Yourself Against Oral Cancer

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,”…

Tooth-Friendly Summer Drinks

Summer is in full swing, and so are the barbecues, get-togethers, and beachside vacations. While it’s important to stay hydrated on those hot summer days, many thirst-quenching beverages can also wreck havoc on your family’s teeth. Many…

How Often Should I See My Dentist?

According to the American Dental Association, all adults should visit their dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. These regular visits are critical to maintaining your best oral health, and for prevention and early detection of…