The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Your Health

Sleep apnea is a harmful sleep condition that causes obstructed or interrupted breathing by constricting airflow during sleep, and is diagnosed in many patients each year. We encourage you to seek treatment for sleep apnea as soon as you notice any symptoms in your smile or daily habits. Our dentist and team are committed to… Read more »

A Worn-Out Toothbrush is Ineffective

If your toothbrush is ineffective, your twice-a-day brushing may prove ineffective as well. Make sure you take care of your toothbrush with these easy tips. Store your toothbrush upright in an open area with excellent ventilation. If you must store your toothbrush in a closed container, for traveling or otherwise, do so for only shorts… Read more »

Chewing Gum Can Help Your Smile

You may have heard claims that chewing gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help your teeth. Well, it turns out, the rumors are true–at least, numerous studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after eating helps your teeth. Here’s why. When you eat, the acids from the foods make your… Read more »

Your Daily Flossing Is an Important Element of Gum Disease Prevention

Your daily oral hygiene routine is the first line of defense against problems with gum disease and tooth decay. To aid in this important effort the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice and flossing once each day. Flossing is especially important for removing bacterial deposits and residual food particles from between your teeth and along… Read more »

Dental Health Care Focus: Dental Crowns

Have you suffered any harm to your teeth that need to be fixed? Are your teeth so stained or discolored that no sum of whitening treatment will help? If so, dental crowns could be of service. Focus your oral health care on dental crowns. Save your smile with dental crowns and these important facts: –… Read more »

Tips on How to Clean Your Replacement Teeth

You deserve strong, reliable, and beautiful dentures. Unfortunately, having top-notch dentures isn’t quite automatic. You’ll need to do things regularly to keep your replacement teeth effective, strong, and beautiful, like clean them. Cleaning your dentures can be simple and easy. The first tip we have is to rinse the appliance after you’ve eaten. This can… Read more »

Flossing Correctly for a Healthy Smile

We’ve all heard that flossing our teeth is an important part of dental hygiene. But how does one floss correctly, and why does it matter?   Cleaning between your teeth helps remove a sticky material called plaque. Plaque contains bacteria that live on the leftover sugars and food particles in your mouth. The bacteria eat… Read more »

What Effect Does Time Have on Your Teeth?

What effect does time have on your teeth? The role that time plays with your oral health is very similar to the role it plays with the rest of your body. Although there are many things you can do to slow the effects of time, no matter what you do, your teeth and gums will… Read more »

The Facts About TMJ Disorder

As you may already know, headaches can be very annoying and generally unpleasant. However, would you be surprised to hear that your headache might actually be caused by dental problems? In reality, there are a number of problems that could lead to headaches or a stiff jaw. Sadly, if you wake up with headaches regularly,… Read more »

The Best Ways to Handle a Cracked Molar

Taking care of a cracked molar can be a bit overwhelming and even nerve-wracking. Luckily, our Claremont Smile Design dental team is here to help you in any way we can. First, we encourage you to stay calm and keep a cool head. This will help keep the situation under control. Second, we recommend doing… Read more »