The temperature has dropped, spooky décor is up, and there are pumpkins everywhere – it must be Halloween! While this “spooktacular” holiday may look a little different this year, the large quantities of candy certainly haven’t. In fact, the average American consumes over three pounds during this season. While the sugar is delicious on your taste buds, it can wreak havoc on your oral health. Fortunately, you can use the below Halloween candy tips to keep your teeth and gums in pristine condition well into the New Year.(more…)
Cambria Smiles Blog
October 29, 2020
September 2, 2020
You rely on your teeth every day to perform various tasks, like chewing. Unfortunately, they are always under attack. Tooth decay is a leading concern for people of all ages. To combat cavities, some public water sources have added fluoride. Adding fluoride in drinking water can help protect your teeth from harmful bacteria that can erode your enamel. You can support a healthy smile by reaching for a glass of tap water when you’re thirsty.
August 31, 2020
From Youtube celebrities to TikTok stars, influencers all over social media are responsible for creating and participating in trends that go viral. While some of these challenges are designed to spread awareness or promote positivity, others are downright dangerous. One of the latest trends promotes using activated charcoal to lighten your teeth at home. Although it promises powerful results at a fraction of the cost, few are stopping to consider one important question: Is it safe? Read on for what the research says, why the ADA does not recommend it, and four reasons to opt for a professional teeth whitening treatment.(more…)
July 4, 2020
You may not think that visiting the dentist is that important. After all, you aren’t feeling any pain. However, there are many different reasons that attending your six-month appointments is crucial to the health of your smile and the rest of your body. Continue reading to learn more about why scheduling regular cleanings twice a year is so important.
June 17, 2020
Don’t be shy at your dental checkups! These biannual visits are about more than just keeping your smile clean. They’re also a great opportunity to learn more about your oral health and the efficiency of your at-home dental care routines. Here are five questions you should ask your Cambria dentist or hygienist each time you visit them for your regular checkup.
May 11, 2020
Bacteria can be found in nearly every part of your mouth, so keeping your mouth healthy requires doing more than just brushing your teeth and attending regular cleaning visits. One of the places bacteria love to hide in is your tongue. If it isn’t cleaned, the bacteria that accumulate on it can cause bad breath and spread to your teeth, making your regular brushing less effective. To improve your oral health, try using these tips from your local dentist to clean your tongue.
April 16, 2020
Where would you go to treat a knocked-out tooth or extreme toothache? Recent studies show that many people spend unnecessary time and money visiting the ER for their dental emergencies instead of heading to their local emergency dentist. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous impact on emergency health care services, it’s more important than ever to know where to turn if you’re experiencing a serious problem with your smile. Read on to find out what counts as a dental emergency and why you should call your dentist first instead of going straight to the ER.
March 11, 2020
Do you think about flossing when you reflect on keeping your heart healthy? Probably not, but a growing body of research is beginning to suggest that we should. Countless studies have found that there’s an important link between a healthy smile and your overall wellbeing. Recently, experts have been investigating the compelling connection between gum disease and heart health. Read on as your Cambria dentist explains how great oral hygiene can benefit both your smile and your heart.
February 7, 2020
It’s common knowledge that what you snack on has a big impact on your teeth. However, your everyday diet influences another important part of your mouth as well: the health of your gums! Alongside cavities, the sugars in the foods you eat also fuel oral infections like gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and larger health issues. Thankfully, there are foods you can eat that can easily and naturally keep your gum tissue healthy and strong. Here’s what your dentist recommends snacking on for better gum health!
January 11, 2020
If someone told you that investing just a couple of hours of your time each year could save you hundreds of dollars, you would want to know more, right? Well, believe it or not, seeing a dentist twice a year can do just that! In fact, that’s why dental insurance companies usually cover 6-month checkups at 100%. They want to encourage people to schedule these visits because they know they’ll have less major dental work to pay for. But, more importantly, regular checkups and good oral hygiene also save you time and money in the dental chair. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of these appointments below.