What if you have your parents to blame for your bad teeth? Despite their efforts to make sure you brushed before going to bed, according to new research, that just might be the case. We finally may have an explanation for why some people who don’t floss, never get cavities and why some of our patients […]
A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. ~Charles Gordy According to a top social scientist that might be the case. According to his research, where we now stand in society is becoming increasingly dependent not on our education or our upbringing – but on the state of our teeth. Malcolm Gladwell, the author […]
If you’re worried about heart disease you can easily spend lots of money trying to prevent it, paying for prescription medicines, healthy cookbooks, and a gym memberships. Or there might be an easier way . A number of recent studies suggest that you may already have a cheap and powerful weapon against heart attacks, strokes, and other […]
Our new communications director Julius broke his orthodontic retainer this weekend after he wrapped it up in a paper towel and stuck it in his pocket! We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to discuss some tips for maintaining your partial denture or orthodontic retainer. 1. Give them a break Take your dentures out […]
Dentist are often though of as the experts about teeth and gums. However, one subject of interest to our patients isn’t inside the mouth at all. Today, we’re talking cold sores! Between 30% and 40% of all dental patients have cold sores an average of three to four times a year. Some patients have […]
One of Dr. Berdy’s patients shows that there is no need to through life with missing teeth. Dental implants are replacement teeth that are implanted surgically into the jawbone. With good oral hygiene, dental implants can last for 20 years or more without the need for replacement. Dental implants are a popular choice for people […]
It’s Throwback Tooth Day! The American Dental Association is posting a series of public service announcements from the 1960s through the 1980s. Here’s an appropriate one to get you in the mood for Halloween. There’s no secret potion to prevent periodontal disease. Just brush twice a day and floss once a day to keep the plaque away!