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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5 Holiday Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

December 27, 2018 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS - 33 Comments

5 Holiday Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

5 Holiday Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy In the United States, we indulge in eating over 3,000 calories on Christmas day (the daily recommended number is 2,500 for men and 2,000 for women).  As our waistlines expand over the Christmas period, why should our teeth be negatively affected as well?  It's great to enjoy treats during the Holiday season, but you need to maintain good oral health too! Check ...

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How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth

November 28, 2018 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth Dental cavities, or tooth decay, affect over 90% of the U.S. adult population. Gum disease, while less common, still affects an alarming 50% of adults over the age of 30.  U.S. children are suffering too, with tooth decay affecting more than 40% of those between the ages of 2 and 19.  Although gum disease is more common in adults (one in every two of them have ...

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Dental Hygiene Basics Everyone Needs to Know

October 24, 2018 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS - 31 Comments

Dental Hygiene Basics Everyone Needs to Know

Dental Hygiene Basics Everyone Needs to Know Happy National Dental Hygiene Month!  Many individuals refrain from visiting the dentist for a wide variety of different reasons. If you're among these thousands of people who don’t enjoy seeing the dentist, it would be wise to spare yourself the stress of frequent dental visits by taking better care of your teeth. When you have good dental hygiene, you can confidently visit your dentist for the ...

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Gum Line Contouring for a Shapelier Smile

September 25, 2018 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS - 97 Comments

Gum Line Contouring for a Shapelier Smile

Gum Line Contouring for a Shapelier Smile A beautiful smile can be very distracting if your gums are too prominent. Our gums serve an important purpose, but certainly should not be the focal point of your smile. Large, thick gums tend to make teeth look short and stubby, which is not nearly as attractive as longer, more visible teeth. We all know someone, that one friend, who always covers their mouth when they smile.  Laughing ...

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