Losing a baby tooth as a child can be an exciting event that leads to money appearing under your pillow. However, as an adult, losing a permanent tooth can be embarrassing and make you self-conscious about your smile. Whether it falls out or is extracted by a dental professional, a missing tooth or missing teeth may also signify serious oral health issues.
Here are a couple of fun facts about New Year’s Resolutions as we begin the 2019. Topping the resolution’s chart every year is a commitment to get more exercise. Gyms and workout facilities love this time of year as people kick off their new campaigns. Unfortunately, after three months, dedication falters as half of all resolutions have kicked the bucket.
The holidays typically bring family and friends together for parties and celebrations. That means greeting people, engaging in face-to-face conversations, hugs, laughter, and sharing memories.
Did you know that a healthy tongue is an essential part of your overall oral health? Your tongue is one of your mouth’s most important defenses against bacteria and plaque. It also allows you to taste and swallow the foods you love, articulate words correctly, play instruments, (and even kiss). If your tongue is so important, how do you know if it’s healthy?
What if there was a simple treatment to help your kids prevent cavities? Isn't brushing enough? While regular brushing and flossing is critical to cavity prevention and overall oral health, even good brushing cannot always reach all the grooves and depressions in your teeth.
ARE YOU USING THE RIGHT TOOTHPASTE? Choosing the right toothpaste for you and your family can be an overwhelming adventure. The Murray Dental team has created a quick guide to help you make a well-informed choice.
DO WE REALLY NEED TO VISIT THE DENTIST EVERY SIX MONTHS? After high school, many adults cut back on their dental visits. While 83% of children between the ages of 2-17 visit the dentist regularly, only 61.7% of adults make the dentist a regular part of their life.
Studies say that the average American consumes more than 23 pounds of sugar from soft drinks every year. Although sugary drinks may taste great, they also contribute to tooth decay and possibly even more serious oral health issues.
While many of us may floss when we know our regular dental checkup is coming up, studies say that only 5% of American floss regularly. The Murray Dental team highly recommends you join the top 5% today, both for your dental health and your bank account.
Studies say that 44% of Americans made New Year’s Resolutions to kick off 2015. The vast majority of resolutions were related to health changes and commitments. However, by the end of January 2015, only about 1 in 3 were still committed to fulfilling their resolution. At Murray Dental Group, we want to encourage you and your family to consider a few simple resolutions that will help you pursue healthy smiles.
Did you know the average American sees their dentist more often than their physician? Dental practices have become the first line of defense for catching oral cancer early. At Murray Dental Group, your health is our primary focus.
Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional dental cleanings from the Murray team are still the most effective way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to the American Dental Association, therapeutic mouthrinses or mouthwashes can help improve your overall oral health.
Brushing your teeth is one of the most widespread daily habits in America. But what if we’re not doing it right? What if we could brush more effectively for better oral health?
We want to help you keep your teeth for life. Essential to that goal is maintaining healthy enamel, the hard outer covering that guards your teeth from bacteria and other harmful influences. Strong enamel leads to healthy and protected teeth.
Gum health may impact your overall health. Periodontal (Gum) disease is not only the leading cause of tooth loss, but also has been shown to raise the risk factor for several potential health issues including stroke and heart disease.
The holiday season has arrived. Houses light up the night sky. Sales offers fill our mailboxes. Seasonal songs greet us everywhere we go. For most, the holidays provide a special time for families to gather and gifts to be shared. We laugh, play games, maybe argue a little bit, but we always have food. Family buffets rich with sweets and meats and casseroles and treats.
From an early age, we are taught the basics of good oral health care habits. Brush properly at least twice a day. Floss daily. Rinse regularly with the appropriate mouthwash. Visit the Murray Dental Group every six months for a thorough professional cleaning and exam.
Believe it or not, the most common chronic disease among young people aged 5 to 17 is dental decay. As a parent, you can play a big role in helping your child achieve and maintain a beautifully healthy smile throughout the school year. Beyond their regular visits to the Murray Dental Group, here are some helpful oral health tips for school days…
Unlike some cell phone plans, your dental insurance does not roll over as we enter a new calendar year. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, your 2018 dental benefits will turn into a pumpkin. If you have unused benefits, now is the time to contact the Murray Dental Group to schedule treatment before the end of the year.
“Did you brush your teeth?” It’s a question all parents have asked their children. Because we realize the value of healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, we want them to learn to care for their teeth every day. Here are some simple but effective ideas from the Murray Dental Group to help you develop good oral healthcare habits in your children.