We relate stress to our physical health. Too much worry and tension could lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, and a lower quality of life, among other detrimental side effects. What about your teeth? Well, they can run the risk of damage from too much stress. Do you know why? Try this quiz from our Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group and see how many questions you can answer correctly.
Q1. True or false – Stress can cause cavities. (more…)
Stress can be a catalyst for many conscious and unconscious side effects. Tension can lead to fingernail biting, chewing on pencils, or clenching teeth, for example. These manifestations of stress can affect your dental health negatively. The clinical term for grinding and clenching teeth, either when your awake or asleep, is bruxism. Also known as teeth grinding, many bruxism patients don’t even realize they have a problem until tooth damage has begun to appear. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group have more to say about the relationship between teeth grinding and stress. (more…)
Longevity has extended, on the average, over time. In the last 50 years, the average life expectancy has extended 10 years for both men and women. Advances in knowledge of nutrition, physical fitness, and better and more consistent medical care mean that our physical bodies are likely to hold up well into the 70s, 80s, and in some cases, all the way past 100-years-old. We aren’t necessarily designed to last quite that long, however, so there are consequences to making it to the age category known as elderly. Your Corona dentists at Dental Associates of Corona challenge you to a quiz on dental health as we age. (more…)
Have you ever gone to the beach and noticed countless piles of seaweed littered all over the sand? The salty microorganism might not be something you’d ever dream of brushing your teeth with. However, researchers in the United Kingdom have been studying an enzyme called Bacillus licheniformis,that is derived from seaweed. Their original intent was to use using the enzyme as a cleaner for ship hulls. However, scientists at Newcastle University, have found a completely different use for the enzyme: fighting plaque. Your Temecula dentists at Oasis Family Dental, explain the link between seaweed and oral health. (more…)
You probably know that you should brush your teeth twice a day. Dentists are backed up on this advice by the American Dental Association (ADA). While the general oral hygiene challenges people face revolve around not brushing and flossing enough, there are some people that take brushing their teeth to the extreme. In fact, you can brush your teeth too much, and wear tooth enamel down, especially if your timing is off. Your Temecula dentists at Oasis Family Dental will explain more about timing your brushing for optimal dental health.
Enamel Erosion from Acid
When you brush your teeth immediately after meals or consuming drinks that are acidic, your teeth can really suffer. Dr. Howard R. Gamble, president of the Academy of General Dentistry notes that (more…)
How is your 2013 going so far? Many of us are well into trying to attain goals we made for ourselves at the start of the new year. Popular new year’s resolutions include fitness, weight loss, better nutrition, saving money, keeping a cleaner house, and many more. There are some personal betterment goals that involve the health of your teeth. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group will talk about more.
Give Up Soda
Soda packs a one-two punch in terms of damage to your teeth. Not only is soda filled with lots of sugar, but it is very acidic. Sugar feeds the bacteria called Streptococcus mutans that cause cavities. When S mutans consume sugar, they convert it into lactic acid and virtually spray it all (more…)
Whiter smiles have proven themselves to be more than just a trend. Once a Hollywood image that regular people began to aspire to, teeth whitening that takes place either in or out of the office is now available at most dentist’s offices. Are you an informed prospective customer when it comes to teeth whitening? Try this quiz on teeth whitening from your Moreno Valley dentists at Riverside Dental Group. (more…)