Smiling could prolong your life

Older couple smiling while on a picnic

Do you find yourself keeping your smile to yourself? Is there something about showing off your teeth bothering you? Perhaps you should consider changing that. You might be surprised to learn that how big you smile can predict your life span. A 2010 Wayne State University research project studied pre-1950s major league player baseball cards. According to Ron Gutman, author of Smile: The … Read More

YES, Dentists count!

Dr Justin Bhuller, DDS

People dismissing the vital role and position of dentists is maddening. Why mock someone who’s helping other people with their medical issues Your oral health is no less important than the health of the rest of your body. Dentists count. Some people, including some in the medical field, say that dentists are not doctors, despite their education. They point out … Read More

Common oral infections that can damage your teeth and health

Close up of a healing cold sore on a person's lip

Many people are just ignoring the fact that they need to take proper care of their oral health. Improper hygiene, vices and physical contact are just some of the causes of the infections that can occur within the mouth. Being aware of what’s going on with your mouth is one of the most important things to know.     Massive Tooth … Read More

How Flossing Can Save You Money… 

Save money by proactively taking care of your teeth

How Flossing Can Save You Money… It’s a known fact that about 35% of the tooth surface is missed being cleaned if you’re not flossing. As a direct result of that, you have a better chance of developing cavities. Cavities, left untreated, can become even more dangerous to your mouth. They can eventually need more work done on them, such … Read More

What’s the Big Deal About Flossing? 

Taking proper care of your teeth includes flossing

If you’re like most dental patients, you might think brushing by itself does a good job when trying to ward off cavities. Certainly, brushing twice a day is extremely important when it comes to good oral hygiene. But, the problem is, you’re not reaching the cavity causing bacteria if all you do is brush. The fact is, you miss cleaning … Read More

Your Questions Answered About Teeth Whitening Done at Home…

A bright smile lights up those around you

“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” – Author Unknown   Getting whitening has been an easy choice for so many people.   As hard as it may be to believe, most people are admiring their new brighter smile within days, not weeks or months of their treatment. Sometimes within hours, depending on the type … Read More

Your Mouth and Mountain Dew? Why This is a Problem…

Sugary drinks are bad for your teeth

Our friends to the south, way, across the border, south in the far most Southern region of the United States are surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and have a long proud history. In fact, that’s where a lot of the bootlegged liquor came from during Prohibition. And it’s also home to the beginnings of NASCAR racing.   During that time … Read More

Enter the Age of Dental Implants!

dental implants

Ever known anyone who had a bad bicycle accident as a kid? Maybe got knocked in the mouth sliding into home plate or making the game-winning touchdown?   Whether an accident as a kid, an accident as an adult, improper hygiene, or because of any number of factors…people lose teeth. Sometimes the tooth was saved. Other times, the best method … Read More

Where You Keep Your Toothbrush Matters…Or Does It?

cartoon bacteria playing on toothbrush 0 bacteria can grow on your toothbrush causing more harm when you brush

Recently, a story about toothbrushes and toilets have been making the rounds on the internet.  Maybe you’ve heard about it. The theory is, when the toilet seat is opened, even if the commode is several feet away, airborne germs from a toilet flush will infect your toothbrush with fecal bacteria. It sounds pretty scary, not to mention gross! As a … Read More

Stem Cell Teeth Coming…But Implants are Here Now – Part 2  

Implants can make eating enjoyable again

As shared in Part 1, there are tests going on to develop replacement teeth using stem cells. This does look promising, however, it’s not here yet.   In the meantime, implants are here and available now. Let’s continue to look at the next 5 reasons you should consider this option if you’re facing having to replace missing teeth.   And, … Read More