Dental Health

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 […]

How Sugar Destroys Your Teeth

You know that sugar is bad for your teeth, but do you know why? Learn how sugar harms your teeth and overall health. Sugar attracts bad bacteria Bacteria live all over your body, including in your mouth. Some bacteria are beneficial (like the beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods including yogurt), while other bacteria are […]

Can Gum Actually Help to Clean Your Teeth?

Normally, dentists aren’t big fans of sugary substances like gum and candies. But there are some gums that are good for you because they help clean your teeth. Here’s what you need to know about gum that could be good for you. Gum That’s Good For You Before you cheer the big news, let us […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Dental X-rays are an important part of your oral health. They allow our dentist to examine the interior of your teeth, so we can spot problems such as cavities, impaction, and tooth decay. By fixing these problems quickly — with the help of x-rays — we can take better care of your teeth and your […]

EZ-Align: Custom Series of Aligners

Straight teeth are an important component of a healthy natural smile, yet many people put off braces because they don’t think they can afford them. Others worry that braces will be painful. The good news is, the industry has changed and braces are no longer the only — or even the best — option. At […]