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 →

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick talks dental health

he selection of Patrick as the initiative’s spokesperson, Aspen Dental CEO Bob Fontana said the company was looking for someone who could help raise awareness and promote their effort.

“We knew that no matter how much we could do, we needed someone who really could grab the attention,” he said. “When we met Danica, we were pleased that not only did she understand the crisis right away, she wanted to get involved and she felt passionately about it.” Continue Reading →

Get Ready for Summer Dental Cleaning Anyone?

Summer has is almosthere…at least for most of us in the Northern Califoria! From cleaning out the garage to dusting away those sneaky little bunnies that invade every nook, cranny, and crevice, but Summer is also the perfect time to visit your dentist for your semi-annual checkup and cleaning. Our daily dental routines just don’t cut it! Continue Reading →

Can Drinking From A Straw Protect Your Teeth or Not?

In a word, YES! Sipping drinks through a straw can certainly provide an additional layer of protection for our teeth and gums. Especially when we take to sloshing down some sugary slurry or acidic alcohol, straws can help prevent the cavity creeps from making holes in our teeth and even limit staining or discoloration. Continue Reading →

AAP Launches National Campaign, “Love the Gums You’re With”

 With one in every two adults age 30 and older suffering from periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is calling for Americans to Love the Gums You’re With and take better care of their gums. Periodontal disease can lead to receding gums, bone damage, loss of teeth, and can Continue Reading →