Sometimes, no matter what you do to avoid it, you still come down with a cold, or worse, the flu. And while it’s understandable that the very last thing you’d think about is your teeth and gums, you might be surprised at how much having a clean, healthy mouth can make you feel better and avoid some of the oral health pitfalls you can encounter when you’re sick. Below are 5 simple tips from a dentist for how to feel better this cold and flu season and also maintain a healthy smile at the same time!
Dental Partners of Newburyport Blog
November 15, 2018
October 2, 2018
Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means: you and your family’s favorite candies and sweet treats are here too. Watching your kids dress up in their superhero or princess costumes is definitely a highlight of the year. Plus, what’s not to like about a holiday that encourages eating chocolate? It’s definitely okay to indulge, but you can take some steps to ensure you and your children have a healthy Halloween. Keep reading to learn some precautions you can take to keep you and your family free of spooky cavities.
September 2, 2018
Do you maintain good oral healthcare? You brush in the morning and at night and you floss every day. Your smile looks beautiful and white, and your gums are healthier than ever. There are a lot of steps you can incorporate in your oral healthcare routine, but there’s one you could be forgetting: cleaning your tongue. Without your tongue, you wouldn’t be able to eat, speak, or taste food properly. This major mouth feature plays a huge role in our daily lives, but we rarely pay it any mind. Keep reading to learn how to clean your tongue properly and why it’s important from a trusted dentist.
August 8, 2018
According to recent research, there appears to be a correlation between individuals who start treatment for their sleep apnea and their body weight. While it makes sense that having a more restful night’s sleep should provide more energy, the assistance that positive airway pressure machines provide could actually cause people with sleep apnea to rely on them more than they should.
In today’s post, we’ll examine the data we have now so you can learn more about the debate!
July 7, 2018
Most people don’t realize it, but your gums are just as important to your smile as your teeth. That’s because healthy gums are what keep your teeth stable and solid in their sockets. In fact, since your gums are the foundation of your oral health, gum problems can actually put you at risk for tooth loss. Even teeth with no cavities can fall out if they don’t have healthy gums to support them! But are you at risk for tooth loss if you have gingivitis – or is gum disease a bigger concern? In this blog, you’ll find out how those two conditions are different and also how they’re treated. Learn more today!
June 30, 2018
Do-It-Yourself or DIY is a huge trend in home décor, fashion, and cuisine, but what about oral health? Actually, DIY dental care is a bigger trend than many people know. A quick online search of DIY dental treatments will deliver some startling results. One of the most recent DIY dental care trends is at-home orthodontic treatment. While other DIY hacks may be less-than-effective, a DIY orthodontic fail can permanently impact your oral and overall health. DIY braces can be crafted from a number of materials including superglue, orthodontic wax, rubber bands, dental floss, and even paper clips. In addition to being potentially dangerous, they also look a lot less attractive than even the bulkiest bracket and wire braces. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the many things you should keep in mind before deciding to try orthodontic treatments or other cosmetic dentistry procedures on your own.
May 17, 2018
It’s a beautiful spring day with a nice breeze blowing, but you aren’t able to enjoy it because you have a menacing canker sore in your mouth. This is a real damper because you won’t be able to drink or eat comfortably. You want to know what you can do about this and how to prevent it in the future, so read on, as your dentist gives some tips for protecting your oral health.
April 2, 2018
When it comes to your oral health, you want to make sure that your efforts are maximized. Thus, you find it necessary to examine the different aspects of your oral care to ensure that you get the best results. Your local dentist is an advocate for your dental wellness, which is why he’s weighing in with information on one of the most commonly used agents for cleaning your teeth and preventing cavities – toothpaste. As you continue reading, he’ll explain the different types and their purposes, so that you can make educated decisions about which to use.
March 1, 2018
If you suspect that you suffer from bad breath, you’re not alone. Everyone has less-than-fresh breath at one time or another. It’s part of being human! Of course, that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth trying to improve. Bad breath can really affect your confidence in both professional and personal situations. That’s no way to go through life. As a dentist who has helped countless patients achieve fresh breath, we decided to write a blog about the causes and solutions of this potentially embarrassing problem. Keep reading to learn more!
February 4, 2018
There are two major parts to your oral care that can protect your dental health if followed: preventive dentistry visits and practicing excellent oral hygiene. But, in addition to maintaining these very important parts of your regimen, there are some habits that you should try your best to avoid, the reason being that they can derail all your other efforts. So stay tuned as your dentist goes in depth on these possible roadblocks.