Halloween Dental Health Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Scary Mouth

Although Halloween can be a spooky time, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare for oral health. These Halloween Dental Health tips will help ensure that you and your kids have a healthy, cavity-free Halloween that won’t make the dentist scream. Remember the message that “candy is bad”, is misguided. Kids already know is not true, Continue Reading →

Sugar still Impacting on Tooth Decay of great Concern

Many people don’t realize it but the adverse impact of sugar intake is just as bad for teeth as it is for the increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Here in Sugar Nation, the average American downs 70 pounds of added sugars each year. Sugars are crammed into and hidden in Continue Reading →

Ways to Save on Dental Care

Don’t have dental coverage? You’re in good company. The National Association of Dental Plans reports that in 2012, more than 40 percent of Americans lacked dental coverage. The Affordable Care Act now requires that all individual and small group market plans cover pediatric oral health services but not adult oral health. Even for those who Continue Reading →

Understanding Diabetes Gum Problems and Prevention

Dianne L. Sefo, RDH, BA From Colgate.com   Approximately 29 million Americans struggle with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and of this population, one in four is unaware of the condition.   Another one third of Americans have blood sugar levels that qualify them as prediabetic – blood sugar that Continue Reading →

Standard Guidelines For Oral Health

Everyone can benefit from following the standard guidelines for oral health: flossing daily, brushing twice daily, maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco use, and having regular dental checkups. Staying on top of your oral hygiene will help you avoid gum disease and will keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. However, particular groups Continue Reading →

How can I prevent tooth stains?

Why Coffee Stained Teeth Happen Coffee stained teeth occur when tannins in the coffee build up on tooth enamel. Good oral hygiene can help reduce coffee stained teeth, but that isn’t always enough. Some whitening toothpaste can remove up to 90% of stains on the tooth surface after 14 days. But sometimes you need something Continue Reading →

What should I expect during my Downtown Concord Dental appointment?

One of Downtown Concord Dental staff members will review your medical and dental history.  We will then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, take x-rays of your teeth, as needed, and complete a TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint) exam. For new patients, your dental care begins with what we call the “PERFECT BEGINNING”  This Continue Reading →