Dental Health

How a Healthy Smile Can Boost Confidence

Nothing feels as good as a natural smile. But did you know that a smile can boost your self-confidence? Learn more about the relationship between your smile and your confidence, then find out how our Tampa dentist can help. How a Smile Boosts Self-Confidence A smile is one of the first things people see–when you’re […]

What Can Cause a Cracked Tooth?

When you think about it, teeth are remarkably durable. You subject them to biting, crunching, and chewing solid foods every day for years but if you follow good dental hygiene, they can last you a lifetime. Sometimes, however, no matter how careful you are, a fall, a hard blow to the mouth or even a […]

Mouth Bacteria: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When some people hear the word “bacteria,” images of visits to the doctor after a bad meal come to mind. But when it comes to bacteria in our mouth, the picture is far more complicated than that. It may astonish you to know that if your mouth were a movie, its title could be: “Mouth […]

All You Need to Know About Root Canals

You just found out you need a root canal. That’s a big procedure, and you’re nervous and unsure what to expect. Relax: we’re here to explain what a root canal is, including warning signs and costs. What is a Root Canal? To preserve a tooth that has become infected, inflamed, or is decaying, dentists perform […]

How to Become a Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists are in demand, and there are more opportunities than ever for people entering the profession. So what exactly do dental hygienists do and how do you become one? What Does a Dental Hygienist Do? Dental hygienists play a critical role in protecting the oral health of patients. They clean teeth and gums during […]

Does Drinking from a Straw Really Help with Teeth Staining?

Drinking from a straw is often advised when you don’t want to discolor your teeth from dark-colored drinks, like tea or coffee. The truth is, avoiding teeth staining is not as simple as sipping through a straw. Let our Tampa dentists explain what a straw can and can’t do and the best tips for using […]

How Do Energy Drinks Impact Your Teeth?

You may know that sodas are harmful for your teeth, due to the high levels of sugar in those drinks. But have you thought about another popular beverage promising a rush of energy, the energy drink? Here’s what happens when you consume energy drinks on a regular basis. Why Energy Drinks Harm Your Teeth Counter […]

Top Ways Your Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health

Your eyes may be a window to your soul, but your mouth is a window to your overall health. See how everything from the foods you eat to your oral hygiene habits can affect your whole-body wellbeing as well as your teeth and gums. The Relationship Between Oral Health and Whole-Body Health Your mouth is […]

Tricks to Fight Sugar Cravings

If you experience sugar cravings, you are not alone. Your brain convinces you that a sugary treat will be a reward and you start to want it. These tips may help you fight sugar cravings naturally. Understanding Sugar Cravings Sugar cravings are different from hunger. Your body doesn’t need food when you get the urge […]

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth

You know vitamins and minerals are an important part of a healthy diet, but do you know how they affect your teeth? While vitamins play an important role in oral health, too much of a good thing can be bad. Here are our Tampa dentist’s recommendations regarding vitamins and minerals for oral health. Vitamins and […]