Are you a mouth breather? A lot of people breathe through their mouth and don’t realize it. It is most commonly done at night but can happen throughout the day as well. Of course there are times that breathing through your mouth is acceptable. For example, it is hard to avoid breathing through your mouth … Continue reading Effects of Mouth Breathing
In our last post we talked about our “No Cavity Club” for kids. I know what the adults are probably thinking: “What about us?” No worries, we have something for everyone! We keep track of all our patients’ referrals. So, if you refer a patient to our office your name gets put in a drawing … Continue reading Your Chance to Win a Sonicare Toothbrush!
Do you have a hard time trying to get your kids to brush their teeth? Sometimes kids just need a little motivation. We get asked all the time what the stuffed animals at our front desk are for. We’re glad you asked! At Bender Dental Group all kids have the opportunity to be a part … Continue reading No Cavity Club!
In life every scenario has more than one option, right? Well, the same goes for dentistry. If you’re missing a tooth you don’t have to be stuck with a hole in your smile. There is another option! A dental implant is an effective way for fixing a missing tooth. A recent study has shown that … Continue reading There is Always Another Option
Are you always covering your mouth when you talk? Or constantly reaching for a piece of gum? Well, you’re not alone. Having bad breath is common; but the causes are usually easy to fix. Some of the causes of bad breath include: • Bacteria • Food • Tobacco use • Poor oral hygiene • Periodontal … Continue reading Are you self-conscious about having bad breath?
Many people believe that the easiest way to get nutrients to children is through fruit juice. Or so we thought. Commonly, one would assume that fruit juice is a substitute for eating natural fruit. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics that is not the case; for children under one year old that is. Although … Continue reading Fruit Juice Should Not be Given to Children under One Year Old
According to an epidemiological study, the risk for periodontal disease is increased for patients with excess weight. In a report made by MedPage Today (5/17, Minerd), it is suggested that inflammation is likely to be a reason for such an increased risk. After considering multiple different aspects, the study found that people with a body … Continue reading Increased Risk for Gum disease Caused by Obesity
Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. And, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 5 years after diagnosis only half will be alive. These statistics might come as a shock to you but, no worries, oral cancer can be easily detected by having regular screenings. A lot of people assume that … Continue reading Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings
Several months ago articles were released that questioned the benefits of flossing. Associated articles stated that there was a lack of evidence that proved flossing to be effective. Well, the dental world believes that flossing is still a crucial part to your oral hygiene. To start off, judging the benefit of flossing is tough because … Continue reading Don’t Drop the Floss