January 7, 2020

How to Keep Your Smile Healthy as It Changes Over Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 11:38 pm

Happy older couple laughing and smilingHave you looked in the mirror recently to discover that your smile doesn’t look like it did years ago? It’s true—even after your last permanent tooth comes in, your mouth continues to change. Years of talking, eating, and enjoying life eventually take a toll on everyone’s teeth. Although these are natural changes, you can keep your smile looking its best with some simple oral hygiene habits. Here are some changes you can expect to see in your teeth as you age and what you can do about them.


December 21, 2019

What Causes Dry Mouth and How Can I Treat it?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 6:11 am

Woman treating dry mouth with waterYou’ve probably experienced the parched, irritating sensation of a dry mouth at some point in your life. Maybe you were nervous, or maybe you just finished an intense workout. Hundreds of things can cause your saliva to dry up and make your mouth feel like a desert. But did you know that dry mouth can be caused by unusual things like bad daily habits, certain medications, and underlying health conditions? Studies show that a lack of saliva can boost the growth of harmful oral bacteria and increase your chances for cavities. Find out what’s making your mouth so dry and how you can treat it at home.


December 7, 2019

Can You Hurt Your Teeth by Brushing Them Too Much?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 5:48 am

Woman with toothbrush concerned about overbrushingA majority of us do our best to protect our oral health with good brushing habits. A recent survey from Delta Dental found that roughly 70% of Americans faithfully brush their teeth twice a day for about two minutes, just as the American Dental Association recommends. No dentist will say that brushing your teeth is bad for you, but dental experts warn that too much of a good thing could cause you serious problems. Overbrushing can cause discomfort in your teeth and gums, as well as lasting oral health issues. Here’s how to tell if your brushing habits are doing more harm than good, and what you can do about it.


November 20, 2019

Have You Been Flossing? What You Should Know if You Haven’t

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 3:39 pm

Healthy, smiling woman flossing her teethEvery six months, your dentist asks you the same question: “Have you been flossing your teeth?” A recent national survey found that 27% of participants admitted to lying to their dentist about their flossing habits. Almost a third of participants flossed occasionally, and 32% of participants reported that they never floss, but can a dentist really tell? If your teeth look and feel fine, it may seem like no one would notice if you just stopped altogether. But flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them! It’s estimated that flossing does about 40% of the work required to removed plaque and the bacteria it contains from your mouth. So even if your teeth don’t hurt, if you’ve been avoiding flossing, you could be harboring a lot of dangerous bacteria. Find out what really happens when you don’t floss, and what you can do about it.


November 7, 2019

It’s Healthy Being Green: Why Matcha Green Tea is Great for Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 6:18 pm

Healthy woman drinking green teaWhen you think of good oral health, you probably don’t think of tea. In fact, dentists often advise against drinking tea since it can quickly damage your enamel, causing tooth decay and stains. However, there is a tea that is actually beneficial for your mouth and teeth: matcha green tea. A study conducted by Harvard found that matcha green tea can have a significant impact on many parts of your oral wellbeing, from fighting tooth decay to reducing the likelihood of oral cancer.  According to the study: “…drinking green tea as frequently as possible may help to maintain a healthy mouth.” Read on to learn from your dentist in Arlington about how green tea can help give you a healthier smile.


October 22, 2019

Why You Should Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 8:08 pm

woman holding dental implants

You’re missing several teeth in a row, and you are downright sick of it. You’re tired of not being able to enjoy life to the fullest by eating your favorite foods or singing your favorite songs. It’s time you got your problem fixed by replacing your missing teeth. Your two main options are dentures or dental implants. While both options have their pros and cons, dental implants provide more benefits. Let’s take a closer look at why you should choose implants over dentures.


October 3, 2019

The Truth Behind Musical Instruments and Germs

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 2:13 pm

little girl playing saxophone

Your child is excited about joining their school band, and you couldn’t be happier for them. After all, multiple studies have shown that kids who play musical instruments receive better grades. To top it all off, they’re learning a new skill and making friends while doing so. But a small part of you is worried about their instrument carrying germs that might make them sick. Is this true? A children’s dentist has the answer.


September 18, 2019

3 Reasons Why Vaping Is Bad for Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 2:59 pm

man reaching for e-cigarette

Many people consider using electronic cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. They even come in fun flavors like peach and watermelon. That makes it hard to mask the fact that when it comes to your oral health, vaping isn’t much healthier than smoking regular cigarettes. Let’s talk about 3 reasons why vaping is bad for your teeth.


September 8, 2019

Why You Need to Get Your Toothache Checked Out As Soon As Possible

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 4:36 pm

man with a toothache

You’ve had a toothache for a while now, but you don’t like going to the dentist, so you’ve been putting it off and simply taking over the counter pain relievers every day. A small part of you wonders if this is healthy. It’s definitely not. When you have a toothache, you should visit your emergency dentist in Arlington right away to get it treated. Let’s look at what can happen if you don’t get your toothache taken care of.


August 16, 2019

Soothe Your Dental Anxiety with Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 7:10 pm

woman receiving nitrous oxide

Have you ever avoided going to the dentist because the thought terrifies you? Do you seize up in fear at the idea of a dental team looming over you with instruments? If so, you’re far from the only person to feel this way. Many people avoid the dentist primarily out of anxiety. That’s why nitrous oxide was invented as a way to soothe patient’s worries. Read on as we explore the subject of nitrous oxide in more detail.


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