Did you know that February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month? Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, affects more than half of Americans aged 30 or older. Fortunately, this health problem is almost completely preventable with proper oral hygiene habits. How does gum disease develop? Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. … Continue reading Our Dentists’ Tips for Preventing Gum Disease
A new year means a fresh start, a blank slate. It’s a great opportunity for us to set new goals and challenges for ourselves—starting with our teeth! Fortunately, improving oral hygiene habits is a simple fix. Plus, having a great dental routine is an important aspect of boosting your overall health this year. Looking to … Continue reading Five New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Mouth
The holidays are undoubtedly a hectic time of year for us all. Amongst the hustle and bustle of shopping, meal planning, and visiting relatives, it can be all too easy to let your oral health take the back seat. Here at Tikson & Eichenlaub General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we know how difficult it can be … Continue reading Holiday Hacks for Healthy Teeth
When e-cigs first gained popularity, supporters touted them as a healthy alternative to smoking—tar free, flame free, and risk free. But, with growing concerns about vape-related health problems in the news, it’s time that people learn the truth about these trendy products. So, how do e-cigs impact your oral health? And are they healthier than … Continue reading E-Cigs and Your Oral Health
Did you know that cancers of the mouth—oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer—cause more deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer, or skin melanoma? Unfortunately, most mouth cancers are not detected until late in their development. And of those diagnosed with mouth and throat cancers, a staggering 40 percent will not survive longer … Continue reading Spotting the Early Warning Signs of Mouth Cancer
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, the perfect time to celebrate the work that dental hygienists do to promote happy, healthy smiles! In fact, during each of your twice-annual appointments, our hygienists are hard at work removing your plaque and tartar, improving your periodontal health, evaluating your oral hygiene, and polishing your teeth for a … Continue reading Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month!
Store shelves are lined with flavored and sparkling water choices. Although these drinks may all appear to be healthy, some of them are smile-friendly while others can lead to a mouth full of cavities and decay. While the food industry may ignore health, dentists have been paying attention to what we put in our mouths … Continue reading How Healthy Are the Waters You’re Drinking? Learn How to Read Drink Labels!