July 22nd, 2010
The world around us is always changing and evolving, whether it’s the latest gadget you ordered online or through new technology for your teeth! Recently, we read an article in the New York Times about dental implants, and how they are becoming increasingly favored over bridges to replace lost teeth. One thing to remember about dental implants is that they need to be cared for just like your regular teeth; daily brushing and flossing are a must!
Call us today to schedule a dentistry consultation with Dr. Graber and Dr. Aadland to discuss your implant options.
-Dental Comfort Center
July 14th, 2010
We’ve all heard that biting your nails is an awful habit, but you many wonder- really- what’s so bad about it? Recently, our team at Dental Comfort Center found an interesting article in the Huffington Post on about how biting your nails affect your teeth and oral health.
Nail biting, also known as Onychophagia, is a common habit among various age groups, including primarily children, teens and young adults. Nail biting is generally triggered by stress and most often decreases with age. That being said, nail biting is unsanitary, unattractive, as well as unhealthy for your teeth!
• It’s unsanitary- Your nails are dirty, almost twice as dirty as your fingers! Hence, biting your nails is just asking for germs and bacteria.
• No good things come to your teeth- Nail biting causes your teeth to constantly be chewing, which is not good for them. This excessive motion wears your teeth down faster than a non-nail biter’s and puts a large amount of stress on your front teeth- contributing to teeth misalignment.
• Braces don’t love it either- Braces already put pressure on teeth, nail biting ads unnecessary pressure, further stressing your teeth and weakening their roots.
• It can be costly- Nail biting can result in up to $4,000 in additional dental bills over one lifetime, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Yikes!
What can you do about it?
Now that you know how harmful nail biting can be, it’s time to take action to break your nail biting habit. Try to be conscious of your fingernails and to keep them looking good- this will help you resist the temptation. Ask one any of our staff members at Dental Comfort Center, or visit this article for more tips on how to break a nail biting habit.
July 7th, 2010
How about a little humor to help ease you into this beautiful Wednesday afternoon? Here's a little classic dental humor for you to enjoy, from the bumbling yet lovable British spy, Mr. Bean. We loved it, and know you'll get a laugh as well. Enjoy "Mr. Bean Goes to the Dentist”!
If you have any other video suggestions you think we should share with other patients, please give us a call or comment on our Facebook page and let us know!
June 29th, 2010
It’s summer here at Dental Comfort Center, a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories. Whether you are headed to a picnic, the lake, hitting America’s open roads or just having fun in the backyard, Drs. Graber and Aadland and our team want to hear all about it! Leave a comment on our blog or Facebook page and tell us about your summer!
We also encourage you to post any photos to our Facebook wall!
-From Dental Comfort Center