Green Tea: The Single Best Drink for Healthy Gums and Teeth

Green tea has a long and rich history in many cultures, including China and Japan where it has been enjoyed for thousands of years.  It is the second most popular tea in the United States behind black tea according to the Tea Association of the USA Inc. Of all the teas consumed in the US, including black, oolong and white teas, none is more celebrated than green tea for its natural antioxidants and nutrients.  In fact, many studies point to amazing green tea health benefits for tooth and gum health.  Here we take a closer look at a few green tea studies, and address the best way to brew green tea while retaining its healthy antioxidant properties for optimal oral health. What are Green Tea Catechins? Unlike black and oolong tea, green tea leaves are not crushed or fermented during processing which help retain its rich antioxidants.  … [Continue reading]

Eight Tips to Ease Fears of The Dentist

“We cater to cowards.” Perhaps you’ve seen these words on a poster in your dentist’s office. Dentists are aware of just how daunting and frightening a trip to the dentist can be for many people. Recent studies by the University of Washington and the … [Continue reading]

Straight Teeth Can Improve Oral Health

While straightening your teeth may strike many patients as a primarily aesthetic concern, it may actually have a dramatic effect on your long-term oral health, preventing a number of difficulties down the road that often result due to improper tooth … [Continue reading]

Dental Grills Like Ryan Lochte’s Could Damage Teeth

Following Ryan Lochte's successful performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, much attention has been given to his appearances wearing custom-made dental grills adorned with an American flag. These grills, which were popularized in the 1990s by … [Continue reading]

Relieving a Toothache Before Your Appointment

Toothaches can affect every mouth, regardless of your level of dental hygiene. They may be caused by decayed enamel, sinus infections, migraines, abscesses, gum infections or other problems. Depending on the severity of the toothache, it is important … [Continue reading]

Understanding Tooth Erosion and its dangers

When talking about dental problems, cavities stand to be the most commonly talked about and dreaded of concerns, complications which oftentimes require the use of dentist drills and fillings in “patching up”. Though cavities are a commonly … [Continue reading]

Changing Dentists can be a Problem

Not everyone is lucky enough to have one dentist all throughout his or her life, with most having a “childhood dentist”, only to be left to be on the prowl for a new dentist in the course of later years. Apart from those having to look for newer … [Continue reading]

How Often Should I Use Mouthwash?

A commonly asked question by dental patients is “Should I use mouthwash every day?” It may seem silly, but it’s actually a good question. By now you already know that it’s important to brush at least 3 times a day.  We also hazard a guess that you … [Continue reading]

Proper Nutrition against Periodontal Disease

A cursory look at the impact and effect of what we eat has long been ascribed to be a primary consideration in the rise and onset of various conditions in the body. Periodontal disease, in opting for long term solutions in resolving its woes and … [Continue reading]

Study Shows First Impressions Negative for Crooked Teeth

A recent study by Kelton Research has shown that Americans form shockingly negative first impressions when meeting others with crooked teeth. The in-depth study involved more than 1,000 participants, who were asked to respond to photos of people with … [Continue reading]