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Oral Health

Know the Risks: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Approximately 47,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year in the U.S. An estimated 7,500 people will die of these cancers. Fortunately, the death rate has decreased in the last 30 years. However, the scope of the problem is increasing, with new cases exceeding 450,000 worldwide annually. As April is oral cancer awareness month we would like to highlight the importance of getting screened. Also, we would like to examine the risk factors associated with this type of cancer. Some people have fewer risks than others, but may still develop oral cancer, therefore it is important to schedule [...]

5 Health Problems Linked to Poor Oral Health

People often don’t realize just how much their oral health can dictate the health of the rest of their body. Oral health—the health of the gums, teeth, and mouth in general— has been linked to a number of medical conditions. This is because the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. If bacteria builds up and forms plaque on and in between the teeth, it can eventually lead to a serious gum infection/disease called periodontitis. This infection could spread to other parts of the body or cause inflammation that could contribute to other medical conditions. In other [...]

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Why it’s important to teach childrens dental care

February is National Childrens Dental Health Month It's an important time to focus on and teach your child the necessity of good oral hygiene and childrens dental care. Maintaining a healthy mouth is vital for all ages, but is especially essential for youngsters when their mouth is vulnerable and adult teeth are coming in. In fact, more than half of children will be affected by tooth decay before the age of five, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Poor oral hygiene can also lead to future health issues and costly bills, something that can be difficult to explain [...]

What Is a Root Canal? Everything you need to know about getting a root canal

What is a Root Canal? Here's what you need to know... Many patients ask us, “What is a root canal?”, concerned that it is a complicated and dangerous procedure that they may need. Getting a root canal can be daunting, however, it could save your tooth and prevent a lot of pain in the long run. A root canal is basically the process of taking out infected pulp inside the root of a tooth and cleaning the canals to prevent further infection. This infected pulp can be painful and may be caused by gum disease or something as simple as [...]

Tackling Oral Cancer One Step at a Time

If you know anything about Artistic Dental, you know we’re committed to ensuring the utmost care for our patients and their smiles. In April, we’re taking that commitment one step further and putting on our running shoes – because we’ll be taking part in this year’s Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for Awareness! The Oral Cancer Foundation “is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities.” Approximately 48,250 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and sadly the occurrence of this disease [...]

Childrens Dental Care Starts Now: How to teach oral hygiene

Teaching healthy habits is much more about what we do than what we say. Children will closely observe their parents’ behavior and other important adults in their lives as they learn and form their own behaviors and habits. In other words, it is important that parents practice what they preach when it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene. It can be difficult for children to understand the importance of taking good care of their teeth and gums and how it can impact their overall health. Fortunately, there are ways to engage kids using age appropriate activities to help them understand [...]

Sedation Dentistry 101

Dental anxiety is real, and the truth is it’s quite common to feel uncomfortable. The sounds and smells at the dental office often trigger anxiety. Fortunately, it is manageable, and as dental professionals it is our job to make the patient experience as comfortable as possible.  At Artistic Dental we have stunning, enlarged photographs of famous canyons and national parks on our ceilings to help transport our patients to another place, to ease their fears to help them relax. We have headphones for those that wish to block the noise. We also try to address our patients fears by discussing [...]

Which Cleans Better: A Manual or Electric Toothbrush?

If you’re in the market for a new toothbrush you may be asking yourself if it’s better to stick with an old-fashioned manual toothbrush or if it’s time to upgrade to an electric one. The American Dental Association states that you can effectively clean your teeth with either, so long as you are using the correct technique. This means the decision really comes down to personal preference. Before deciding between an electric or manual toothbrush, here are some things to consider: Electric toothbrushes can be easier for people who have arthritis or other difficulties moving the brush across their teeth. [...]

Freshen Up Your Breath!

Let’s face it; no one wants to be around someone with bad breath! Yet, according to the American Dental Association, 50 to 65 percent of people suffer from halitosis. Of course, having good oral hygiene habits is the best way to keep your mouth clean and your breath fresh, but when we’re eating, drinking and talking during the day we might need a little refresher. Here are our tips to keeping your breath fresh throughout the day: Brush twice a day – Basic dental hygiene is the best way to keep your mouth clean and fresh! Floss every day – [...]

CareCredit – Another Way to Get the Care You Need at Artistic Dental

At Artistic Dental we want you to be able to receive the care you need, when you need it. Dental issues can arise, and if they’re not treated they can become a more serious and costly problem. To help alleviate the stress of paying for dental treatments, we offer a variety options for you to cover the costs of care; one of these options is CareCredit. If you do not have dental insurance or a treatment you need or want is not covered under your plan it does not mean you must forgo treatment. CareCredit is a credit card that [...]