The Importance of Gum Health

October 21, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

The Importance of Gum Health

Let’s see those pearly whites! You hear it all the time, but when was the last time someone wanted to see your healthy pink gums? Though they may be destined to play second fiddle to their white, show-stealing counterparts, gums are really the unsung hero of your mouth. Gingiva (i.e., gums) is the tissue that surrounds and protects teeth, along with the underlying bone. Gums attach to the teeth, forming a seal that ...

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What Does Smoking Do to Your Teeth?

September 16, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

What Does Smoking Do to Your Teeth?

14 of every 100 individuals age eighteen and over smoke in the United States, according to a 2017 Center for Disease Control report. This means 14% of America is lighting up!  The Surgeon General has been warning people for decades, emphasizing that smoking is bad for your health. But what makes it bad for you? And in particular, what does smoking do to your teeth?  You're most likely aware of how smoking affects your ...

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What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated?

August 25, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated?

What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated? Did you know that 250 tooth enamel is the strongest and most durable tissue within our body? It is stronger than our bones, and harder than steel!  Tooth enamel is the substance on the outside layer of your teeth. Enamel is responsible for protecting your teeth from damage. However, don't let the strength of enamel fool you. Tooth enamel can be broken down and ...

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Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda

July 23, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda

Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda Value your pearly whites? Enjoy the appearance of your smile? Then, it is in your best interest to stop drinking soda.  Soda is a delicious treat. However, many people drink soda on a consistent basis. Most individuals don't just stop with one! Some people may drink soda throughout the day to alleviate stress or to stay more alert. Drinking soda in this manner is highly likely to damage ...

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Can You Get Cleaner Teeth by Chewing Gum?

June 24, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Can You Get Cleaner Teeth by Chewing Gum?

Can You Get Cleaner Teeth by Chewing Gum? Basic on statistics, the United States is clearly a gum-chewing nation.  A startling 173.41 million people in the US chew gum.  Chewing gum is valuable to your body and mind.   It can also help keep your teeth clean! Chewing gum is an enjoyable pastime for many, as you end up drifting into a world of endless thought.  With the emergence of sugarless gum, some traditional concerns ...

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Time to Consider Dental Implants?

May 20, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Time to Consider Dental Implants?

Time to Consider Dental Implants? Do you feel insecure about your smile because of missing teeth?  Are you constantly in pain due to crooked, cracked, or infected teeth?  Perhaps you're even frustrated with cosmetic dental work completed in the past, failing to see your desired results.  Now is the time to consider dental implants! They can help improve the appearance of your smile and are an effective solution to a wide variety of cosmetic ...

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5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatment

April 21, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatment

5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatments We all know how important fluoride treatments are for children. However, did you know that fluoride usage for adults is just as important? It’s never too late to start practicing a healthy oral hygiene routine for your teeth. Even adults should use fluoride to experience the amazing positive effects it has on our teeth.   There are 5 clear benefits of fluoride treatments that all ages can appreciate ...

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush

March 25, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush Most people are surprised to learn that the average toothbrush contains over 700 kinds of bacteria. Fungi, viruses, and tiny microorganisms sit on the bristles of toothbrushes around the world, establishing a foundation for diseases to form. If the thought of bacteria dwelling on the toothbrush you routinely place in your mouth doesn’t peak your curiosity about changing your oral hygiene habits, think about the poor physical ...

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10 Dental Care Tips to Keep in Mind When You're Pregnant

February 25, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

10 Dental Care Tips to Keep in Mind When You're Pregnant

10 Dental Care Tips to Keep in Mind When You're Pregnant Many pregnant women carefully manage their diet, environment, and routine.  However, these same women often fail to consider their dental health during pregnancy.  This lack of dental health awareness can create serious consequences. Dentistry and pregnancy go hand in hand. Pregnancy often creates changes that can lead to serious dental problems, placing the mother and baby at risk. Dentistry and Pregnancy The development ...

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How Dental Health Impacts the Rest of Your Body

January 25, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

How Dental Health Impacts the Rest of Your Body

How Dental Health Impacts the Rest of Your Body Over 3.5 billion people, or half of the world's population, are affected by oral diseases!  It’s important to understand that oral health doesn't only affect a person's mouth. Poor dental health can lead to issues throughout the body.  Oral symptoms are often an indication of a larger health problem.   But what constitutes a healthy mouth? And how do you know when ...

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