Plage Dentistry News
Top Questions to Ask Your Dentist
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 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?
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
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 »
Don’t Open Bottles With Your Teeth (And Other Things to Avoid)
Recently, a YouTube video has been floating around featuring up-close footage of an internet celebrity opening a bottle with their teeth. On the surface it’s a cute video: they pop the bottle cap off the bottle by using their lower teeth as an opener and then say something cute and funny to the camera. This… Read more »
Why Dental Check Ups Are So Important
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 And that’s unfortunate because those jokes are based on an outdated idea of what dentistry and dental care are.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 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 »
Know the Signs of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer or in some cases oropharyngeal cancer, is as the name suggests a cancer of the mouth or oral cavity. The health issues posed by oral cancer can range from moderate to severe, depending on the kind of cancer and when it is detected and treated. While each of… Read more »
What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
February is National Gum Disease Awareness month, so we are doing our part to draw attention to the issue. Fully 2/3s of Americans deal with gum disease at some point in their lives, making it one of the more common health issues facing us today. While common, gum disease is also often misunderstood. By learning… Read more »
Why Professional Teeth Whitening is Important
Your smile is important–that goes without saying. It’s a key part of your first impression and serves in many ways as your “hello” to the world around you. Smiling transcends language and speaks directly to the heart. And while your smile is meant to last a lifetime, wear and tear can dull its shine. This… Read more »