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December is Hand Washing Awareness Month. Did you know 80% of communicable diseases are believed to be transmitted by human hands?
Having a broken or missing tooth can be painful and upsetting and often results in losing self-esteem and confidence. Missing and broken teeth can also cause other health problems, such as jawbone loss, gum recession, crooked or crowded teeth, trouble with chewing, talking, and chronic headaches. Replacing any missing teeth is essential to your overall […]
November is mouth cancerawareness month. The risk of oralcancer increases with age. Years ofsmoking and alcohol use increasethe risk of oral cancer. Otherfactors that may also increase therisk for oral cancer include poordental and oral hygiene, takingmedicines that weaken theimmune system, and rubbing fromrough teeth, dentures, or fillingsover a long period of time. Whenyou come […]
Brace yourself – this month’s “Dental Pearl” is orthodontics! Did you know crowding and misaligned teeth can make it harder to keep teeth clean? Improper alignment can lead to TMJ, jaw related issues, and costly dental work. JR Dental Inc. offers many solutions to this problem ranging from traditional braces to clear aligners. To learn […]
Everyone knows dental care is important for children and adults, but what about baby teeth? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. They help children speak clearly and chew naturally and also aid in forming a path those permanent teeth can follow when they are […]
We all know that daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential for a healthy smile, but nutrition also plays an important role in your dental health. Poor nutrition can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. Researchers have also linked oral diseases to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The food we eat […]
The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It can cause numerous health problems if left untreated. Fortunately, there are therapies and treatments available. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder caused by a repeated interruption […]
If you’ve ever been anxious before a dental appointment, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that approximately 36% of people suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. Here’s a closer look at dental anxiety and some tips on how to manage it. Causes of Dental Anxiety Dental anxiety refers to the feeling of uneasiness people sometimes […]
It’s no secret that proper oral hygiene is essential to good dental health. Having braces can make it a little more challenging to keep your teeth clean and your mouth healthy. They make it harder to thoroughly brush and floss, which increases the risk of plaque (the sticky film that coats the teeth and exposes […]