Wayne Family Dentistry Blog
January 3, 2020
Many people aren’t aware that the symptoms their teeth and gums are exhibiting can provide insight to medical and health conditions found in other parts of their body. That’s why visiting your dentist in Wayne every six months for checkups is a vital part in maintain your overall wellbeing. Research has connected oral health problems such as gum disease to a variety of serious medical conditions. Read on to learn more about how your dentist can help you take care of more than just your teeth and gums. (more…)
December 23, 2019
After a long and stressful day at work, you look forward to going home and enjoying a nightcap or two. Although a bourbon on the rocks or vodka and cranberry juice may not seem harmful, excessive alcohol consumption can have an impact on both your overall and oral health. That’s why your dentist in Wayne recommends being mindful of your alcohol intake and learning how drinking can affect the health of your smile. Read on to learn four ways that consuming more than one drink every day can damage your teeth and gums. (more…)
November 19, 2019
Now that the holiday season is here, there will be lots of extra sweet treats lying around for your consumption. Not only can that be detrimental to your waistline, but your pearly whites might suffer as well. All the extra holiday treats can spell disaster for your oral health unless you follow a strict oral hygiene routine every day. How can you do that? A dentist in Wayne has six tips for better dental hygiene.
October 14, 2019
Having aligned teeth and an even bite doesn’t just look better, it also improves your oral and overall health. For most people, they invest in Invisalign because they want to be able to love and be confident in their smile, but for others, that’s not always enough to invest in the modern orthodontic treatment. What people don’t realize is that they’ll be able to enjoy just as many health benefits as aesthetic ones once the treatment is complete. Read on to learn about five health benefits of straight teeth. (more…)
October 5, 2019
According to a survey administered by Delta Dental Plans Association, 42 percent of Americans don’t see a dentist as often as they would like to, and 58 percent said they visit their dentist at least once each year. Many people avoid visiting a professional unless they have severe oral pain, but leaving treatments until the last minute will only cost more out of your own pocket. If you have dental insurance, your plan will most likely renew on January 1st. Any benefits that you haven’t used will go to waste, and you won’t be getting the most from your investment. Read on to learn how you can maximize your benefits before they restart. (more…)
September 17, 2019
Does your child simply love sports and physical activity? If so, you’ve probably made sure that they have everything they need to have fun and be safe. However, the most important sporting accessory may be something that’s less obvious than cleats or pads. A custom-made mouthguard from a children’s dentist will protect your son or daughter’s teeth from harm and dental injury. Keep reading to learn about the importance of mouthguards and why you should get one professionally made instead of purchasing in-store.
August 11, 2019
You haven’t flossed for a long time, but at your dentist’s suggestion you’ve decided it’s time to start again. However, when you’re done, you’re alarmed to find that there’s blood on the floss! What does this mean, and what should you do about it? Learn more about why your gums might bleed while flossing – and why, despite what you might think, it’s not a sign that you should stop!
July 30, 2019
You’re sitting on the beach with your family, enjoying life to the fullest. Out of nowhere, a searing pain shoots through your mouth. You feel around with your tongue, and discover a huge painful cavity in one of your teeth! How could this have happened? Maybe you didn’t stick to a dental routine this summer like you had planned. Let’s look at 5 steps to take to make sure your teeth stay healthy while you’re on vacation this summer.
July 12, 2019
If drinking an ice-cold soda sends a searing pain through your teeth, you’re not alone. About 40 million Americans experience some kind of tooth sensitivity, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. That’s about 12 percent of the population. As you can see, it’s not that uncommon of a problem. But why do some people even have sensitive teeth? And what foods should you avoid in order to alleviate your discomfort? Keep reading to learn more.
June 11, 2019
Whether you’ve decided to get dental implants or are still considering whether or not to get them, it’s important to know how you can reduce the risk of failure. Knowing what signs to look out for and seeking help from a dental professional quickly could save them. Even though they boast a 95% success rate, certain habits can increase your risk of restoration failure. Read on to learn how to spot the signs that your implants might be failing, and how you can promote their success below. (more…)