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Bad breath is something that all of us try to avoid. We may like the taste of onions, garlic, certain seafoods, and other rather smelly food products. After eating such foods, we often take extra steps to avoid the resulting malodorous effect. Some chew a...

Sleep apnea is defined by the Sleep Foundation as “a condition marked by abnormal breathing during sleep,” including “extended pauses in breath then they sleep.” Such lapses in breathing lead to poor sleep and potentially serious health consequences. When a child has sleep apnea, it...

Many popular drinks include colorings (think punches, sodas, and some spirits), tannins (think tea), acids (lemon sparkling water, juices, and sodas again), all of these creating their characteristic appealing shades. These added components can stain the surface of your teeth in just a short period...

The average Californian’s life follows the same basic pattern: food, work, sleep, repeat. There might be a variation or two — perhaps a little recreation added. Hopefully, one other regular element is your routine of oral care, including brushing your teeth for two minutes twice...

Ancient Dental Accessories in the Modern Era People like to make statements. That’s one of the reasons that hairstyles, tattoos, and fashion trends become so popular. It’s not surprising that adding a trendy look to your teeth might gain a following. One of those ongoing trends...

It's Music to Your Teeth! It’s rare that you find a song that features dentistry. Granted, there are a few comedic songs and parodies that put the dental industry to music, but they seldom sing the praises of visiting the dentist. That’s fine. Humor is a...

Dental Care for Dogs Many people have pets as part of their family. The top two most popular pets are cats and dogs. Of those two types, dogs are the most likely to share food with their families. The typical American diet, however, can be just...

Is DIY Worth the Risk? In the ongoing quest to find methods for making teeth a few shades whiter, both R&D labs and diehard do-it-yourselfers periodically develop ideas that they fully endorse. They practically swear on products that apparently make your breath fresher or make your...

The American Association of Endodontists in Chicago recently produced a survey that focused on the effects of COVID-19 restrictions and dental care for the average American. The results show a significant reduction in general oral health practices. Results of the survey include: 31% of individuals...