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Nutrition and Your Teeth

Just like a healthy body, healthy teeth depend on good nutrition. Thoughtful and considered food choices, along with healthy eating habits are one of the most important ways you can prevent tooth decay and gingival or periodontal diseases. A balanced diet with adequate nutrients, vitamins, and minerals is essential for a healthy mouth.

Understanding Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can be a challenging and uncomfortable experience. It can impact your self-confidence, oral health, and even your ability to eat comfortably. Thankfully, dental implants now offer a revolutionary solution for missing teeth by replacing them with a natural-looking and high functioning alternative.This blog can give you all the basic details you need to know about tooth implants.

What You Need to Know About Your Silver Fillings

By Ronald K. Greif, D.D.S., Originally printed in St. Louis Women’s Journal When an individual goes to the dentist and a problem is discovered during the exam,three questions always arise. These questions being: How much will it cost me? Will it hurt? And, how quick can you fix me so I can get the checkout…

Wisdom Teeth

The last adult teeth to appear are the wisdom, teeth, four teeth at the corners of your mouth, which often appear around the age of 20. These teeth often come in badly aligned. These can then crowd or damage adjacent teeth, even damage the jawbone or nerves. They may never actually appear above the gum…

The WOW Factor

By Ronald K. Greif, D.D.S., Originally printed in St. Louis Women’s Journal Forget Veins and Wrinkles -This is the real WOW factor! Focus on your smile and this will get the attention and the confidence you always wanted. So many men and women I work with come in to see me wanting to be rid…

Your Gums, Your Body

By Sam E. Ruvinov, D.D.S. You may have read numerous articles on the subject, but I’ll chance it and say it again…the health of your gums effect the health of your body! According to the National Institute of Dental Research, nearly half of adult Americans have periodontal (gum) disease. Very often, patients are aware of…

Frequent Consumption of Sugary Beverages Causes Tooth Decay

We all know soda is bad for us, but do you really know what it’s doing to your teeth? The sugar in these delicious carbonated drinks combines with bacteria in your mouth to form an acid that attacks tooth enamel. These attacks last for about 20 minutes, and start over every time you take another…

Warning: Your Hormones May Cause Gum Disease

Women are continually getting the short end of the stick – suffering from hot flashes, PMS, and now gum disease. A new study revealed that fluctuations in women’s hormones during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause can change conditions in the mouth and create a breeding ground for bacteria. Not only can this cause damage to…

Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Body

We all know brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining a great set of teeth. But, do you really understand the real impact of forgoing proper oral care? Several recent studies have revealed that, not only can oral bacteria impact the health...

Do You Need to Have a Tooth Extracted?

Not every toothache will require such drastic treatment. Your dentist will decide, after assessing the condition of your tooth, what route of treatment makes the most sense for you. Worst case scenario: the tooth will be deemed incurable and will have to be removed. Though, for many toothaches, this step is often not necessary. A…