Plage Dentistry News

Building Better Oral Health Habits

oral health habits

We all know the importance of oral health. Teeth are meant to be permanent, and if our smiles are going to last a lifetime they need consistent and effective care each and every day. Likewise, we all know that we need to be brushing and flossing regularly, eating the best diet we can, and ensuring… Read more »

The Facts About Fluoride

flouride

There’s a lot of talk about fluoride in health-savvy circles, and much of that discussion is focused on the uses of fluoride as dental treatment and fluoridation in water. Questions along the lines of “should tap water contain fluoride?”, “How does fluoride affect our health?”, “are there long-term risks to fluoridation?” and “are dental fluoride… Read more »

Pregnancy and Oral Health

pregnancy and oral health

Whether it’s your first or your third, pregnancy is always an exciting time. The pending arrival of a little one is a time of both joy and frustration, but above all, it is busy, sometimes overwhelmingly so! With so much going on and so many things demanding your attention, it’s really easy to let some… Read more »

Top Questions to Ask Your Dentist

dental questions

A good dentist-patient relationship is founded in part on trust and communication. And while many patients are good at listening to what their dentist tells them, there are many who also don’t feel as empowered to ask questions proactively. In reality, asking questions of your dentist is important in both keeping you informed and in… Read more »

The Connection Between Oral Health and Diabetes

diabetes and oral health

Diabetes is a complex condition, which is increasingly common in the United States. Per the CDC, currently around one in ten Americans have diabetes and one in three Americans are pre-diabetic, meaning that they’re on their way to having the disease. As medical professionals frequently point out, diabetes affects many aspects of overall health, including… Read more »

Which is Right for You: Crowns or Bridges?

dental bridge

Restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry have made leaps and bounds over the last few decades, with new techniques and better patient outcomes increasingly common. Even common techniques in these fields of dentistry keep improving, among them crowns and bridges. While they are often mentioned together, dental crowns and dental bridges are different procedures and prostheses… Read more »

Important Facts about Oral Cancer

oral cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and as such, we’d like to share with you some important facts about oral cancer and its detection, prevention, and treatment. Oral cancer is a serious disease, with roughly 54,000 new diagnoses in the United States each year. Oral cancer affects people from all walks of life across this… Read more »

Why Dental Check Ups Are So Important

dental checkup

Going to the dentist probably isn’t your favorite thing. Dental checkups are a joke in popular culture, known as tedious, time-consuming, and uncomfortable experiences. And that’s unfortunate because those jokes are based on an outdated idea of what dentistry and dental care are. Most providers now work hard to ensure that their offices are comfortable,… Read more »

How Do Dentists Fix Cavities?

Cavities

Cavities are among the most common dental problems. Many if not most people have one at some point in their lives, and it can occur for several reasons. The good news is that dentists are generally very good at fixing casualties and keeping teeth healthy and happy. They use a variety of techniques to do… Read more »