Posts Categorized: Oral Health

Make Sure You’re Flossing Well

Do you avoid flossing your smile at all costs? Will you occasionally floss your teeth but you complete the task as quickly as possible? It is important to recognize that flossing correctly is essential to good oral health. You will be surprised to learn that a dislike of floss is typically due to a lack… Read more »

Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Unless you’re sensitive to mercury or other metals, your filling may be comprised of metal amalgam, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve had your tooth restored. These days, however, we prefer to use acrylic composite resin to create tooth-colored dental fillings that look and perform better than more traditional metal amalgam ones. The… Read more »

Are You Long in the Tooth?

You may have heard someone say, “That person is long in the tooth.” Some use it to describe a person who they believe is old. The phrase sounds odd. In mature adulthood, our teeth do not continue to grow as we age. It would make more sense to say, “That person is gray in the… Read more »

Diabetes and Oral Health: What’s the Connection?

While many of the medical risks associated with the potentially life-threatening condition called diabetes are well known, people are sometimes not aware of the connection between diabetes and dental health. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, or you are worried about a family member with the condition, it’s important to note which dental… Read more »

3 Ways To Fight Dental Disease

Did you know about half of adult Americans suffer from some sort of dental disease? Even more surprising, preventive dental care exists to fight these diseases, but American’s don’t make oral health a priority. Unfortunately, those that do not prioritize their oral health suffer from various conditions, such as: cavities, periodontal disease, and, in extreme… Read more »

Is Your New Year’s Resolution Dieting? Keep an Eye on Your Teeth!

At Mai Dentistry, we share your optimism for creating a fresh start for your family in 2014. Fitness and weight loss top the list of popular New Year’s resolutions, yet few people commit to taking better care of their teeth. If your family’s New Year’s resolution involves shedding excess pounds, you should understand the relationship… Read more »