Mountain Stream Dental Blog
April 10, 2019
Oral cancer isn’t the most common cancer, nor is it the most talked-about. However, it is still worthy of attention because it is estimated that roughly 10,000 people in the U.S. will die from oral cancer in 2019. Over 50,000 people will be diagnosed with it. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, now is the perfect time for you to visit your dentist for an oral cancer screening. A quick and painless checkup could save your life!(more…)
March 10, 2019
It’s not uncommon for oral and overall health to be viewed as separate, but new data has emerged that suggests otherwise. It shows a possible connection between untreated gum disease and such conditions as heart disease and cardiac arrest, but how is this possible? As you read on, a local dentist explains the link between your gums and your heart, and how you can protect both of them.(more…)
March 7, 2019
With March being National Nutrition Month, it’s a great time to bring awareness to the impact that some foods can have on the health of your gums. Gum disease, an issue that affects around 50% of the US population, can be prevented through a good oral healthcare routine. However, you can also eat certain foods to boost your gum health and protect them. Keep reading to learn about some foods that are good for your gums and your body.(more…)
February 8, 2019
When your teeth are missing, it doesn’t only affect your ability to smile. It can also affect many other aspects of your daily life, including your eating habits and your overall appearance. At first it may not seem like a big deal, but they can add up and negatively influence your confidence and self-esteem.
But just because teeth are lost doesn’t mean you don’t have options. Dental implants offer solutions that restore more than just your smile. Here are five ways dental implants can give you the boost in confidence you’ve been searching for.(more…)
January 24, 2019
It’s that time of year again. Time to think about your health and how to improve it. But unlike other health goals that you may or may not succeed with this year, there is one goal that you can definitely accomplish to promote your oral and overall health: attending your dental checkups and cleanings twice a year. By visiting the dentist regularly, you can prevent oral and overall health problems and continue to enjoy your smile for years to come.(more…)
January 1, 2019
Are you ready for the new year? Did you make any resolutions? Typically, many people set positive health goals for themselves in the new year, but they often forget about one part of their wellbeing: their oral health. If you have dental insurance, there are some easy ways that you can meet your oral health goals in 2019. Keep reading to discover how you can take advantage of your dental insurance benefits to get the best oral healthcare with your dentist.(more…)
December 1, 2018
During the holiday season, traveling is almost inevitable. Whether it’s to see family, friends, or to simply get out of town, this time of year is filled with planes, trains, and automobiles. But what happens if you’re on the road and you have a dental emergency? Your dentist may have varied holiday hours, or you may be across the country! Keep reading to learn 5 tips on how to avoid dental emergencies in the first place while traveling.(more…)
October 9, 2018
Dental visits are an important part of maintaining good oral health at a young age, but managing at-home habits is arguably even more important. Most people only need to see the dentist once every six months for a thorough cleaning, which means much of your required maintenance starts at home.
Brushing and flossing daily keeps your child’s teeth free of plaque, which is the direct cause of decay and gum disease. However, how do you protect their smile if they play sports in school or are generally active with their friends? A dentist can answer that today.
September 11, 2018
When you went to sip a hot cup of coffee, did you pull back in pain because your teeth felt incredibly sensitive? When you ate a spoonful of ice cream, did you wince as it made contact with your teeth? Does a cold breeze make it difficult for you to talk as it blows against your smile? These issues are common for those with sensitive teeth. If you’ve had this problem for a long time, a dental emergency could be in your near future.
To learn what causes this and what you should do next, keep reading!
September 4, 2018
Have you ever avoided a medical procedure because of the possible myths surrounding it? Unfortunately, not all myths are true. Some people have avoided receiving dental implants because of misinformation about the procedure. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that get connected to your jawbone when you have missing teeth. They get placed beneath your gums, where they will bond with your bone just like natural roots. After the implant is placed, your dentist will install a custom-made restoration on top. Keep reading to see what your trusted implant dentist has to say about the myths tied to this transformative service and whether there is any truth to them.