Edgewood Dental Blog
October 10, 2023
Imagine that you’re enjoying steak and broccoli during a dinner date only to have a piece end up stuck between your pearly whites. How embarrassing. Having something wedged like that can be both irritating and frustrating, but did you know it could also put your dental health at risk? If you damage your gums or teeth trying to remove it, you might end up having to call your dentist. Keep reading to learn about 4 foods known to be troublesome, so you can avoid the risk down the road.(more…)
August 14, 2023
Enhancing one’s smile is a common goal, often fueled by the desire to correct imperfections like chips and gaps. Cosmetic dentistry offers a solution, and veneers are a popular choice among its various options. If you’re contemplating veneers, deciding between componeers and porcelain veneers can be a complex decision. To aid in your decision-making process, read on to explore five essential factors that can provide valuable guidance.(more…)
June 5, 2023
If you are missing teeth, your jawbone gradually begins to shrink. This can make it harder to get dental implants to restore your smile. However, jawbone loss does not necessarily prevent you from getting dentures. Some kinds of dentures can even help correct bone loss. Here’s what you need to know.(more…)
May 25, 2023
Dentures have helped millions of people return to a complete smile once again. They boost your confidence with a full set of pearly whites and allow you to speak and eat with ease. However, if your lower dentures begin to slip out of place on a regular basis, it can take the joy away from wearing your prosthetic. Read on to learn why they may be loose and tips on how to secure them.(more…)
March 25, 2023
Do your gums look a little puffy? Maybe they bleed some when brushing or flossing your teeth? You have symptoms of gingivitis, which is the earliest stage of gum disease. Although swollen gums might not be too alarming, it is an issue that can turn into tooth loss quickly. Gum disease is also linked to serious and potentially deadly health issues. Here’s why gum inflammation isn’t anything you want to ignore.
February 28, 2023
February is American Heart Month, which is a time when medical professionals work to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, dentists also have something to say about this issue.
Many people may not know it, but recent science suggests that there’s a connection between gum disease and heart problems. If you want to know why it is that they could be connected, here’s a guide that might help you.(more…)
January 27, 2023
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues, so learning to prevent and manage it properly is one of the most important things you can do to protect your teeth. There’s a lot that you can do to fight oral infection like brushing and flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and visiting your dentist biannually to check in on the state of your oral health.
But there are also a ton of foods that you can incorporate into your diet that can help you stave off gum disease. Here are some important nutrients that can improve your oral health, and some foods that can give them to you.(more…)
December 22, 2022
The holidays are everybody’s favorite time of year, and one of the best things about it is the food. However, while most people love the toffee, candy canes, and pie that are standard, their teeth usually do not. In fact, many holiday foods can contribute to dental emergencies, gum disease, and tooth decay.
That said, you should still be able to enjoy yourself this holiday season without harming your oral health. Here are a few tips that could help you do that.(more…)
November 2, 2022
Thanksgiving dinner is a highlight of the holiday season, and if you’re in the spirit of thanks, it’s a great time to show your appreciation for your teeth. While it can be easy to neglect your oral health this time of year, doing just a few things can go a long way toward preventing oral health problems. If you want to show your teeth you care this Thanksgiving, here are a few ways to do that.(more…)
October 18, 2022
Halloween is a holiday known for candy and other sweet treats. From chocolate to gummies to spooky-themed sugar cookies, Halloween offers abundant opportunities for you to encounter oral health issues like cavities. With so much temptation around every corner, it can be difficult to avoid situations that may compromise your smile. To help you keep your teeth where they belong, read on to learn four Halloween tips for a healthy beam.(more…)