Implants vs. Dental Bridges

If you have a missing tooth, you used to only have three options: leave the space open, get a partial denture, or have a bridge made to fill it in. Bridges look like 3-4 dental crowns bonded together, with the end crowns resting over supporting…

How Apples are Good for Your Teeth

People have been asserting that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” since the 19th century. While it may not necessarily be true that those who eat apples never have to see a doctor, apples certainly have great health benefits for our…

How Hormonal Changes Can Affect Women’s Oral Health

Hormones affect every part of our bodies, and our teeth and gums are no exception. Being a woman means having to contend with a unique set of hormonal challenges, and it’s important to note that these challenges extend to oral health as well.…

Do You Want a Healthy Heart? Take Care of Your Gums!

Heart disease claims more lives every year in the United States than any other cause, approximately 610,000 per year (or one of every four deaths) to be precise. That’s an alarming number, and one that requires serious consideration for taking…

How Being Vegan Affects Your Teeth

There is no doubt that a plant-based diet is optimal for health. Omnivores and vegans alike benefit from the nutrients present in plants. But how does what we eat relate to our dental health? Is a vegan diet better or worse for dental health?…

Effects of Soda On Your Teeth

Have you ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things…

Like Mother, Like Daughter – 60 Years of Dental Hygiene 1959-2019

Julie started to follow in her mother’s footsteps at just 18 years old! Julie’s mom, Marilyn, worked for Dr. Weisenstein in Columbus, Ohio in her first dental hygiene job in 1959. Marilyn first learned of the hygiene field through…

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Ever look at a photo of yourself from only a few years ago and ask yourself, “Huh, were my teeth looked a bit brighter back then?” We definitely do. Coffee and red wine usually get the blame for teeth discoloration, but several other…

Bad Dental Habits To Break in 2019

Nobody’s perfect. We all pick up bad habits along the way. Even our oral health isn’t immune. Try as you may, odds are you’ve picked up a habit or two in the name of convenience. That’s totally okay! We get it. And that’s why we’re…

What Causes Canker Sores?

Canker sores are usually not serious, but they can be a real pain. A canker sore is a small and shallow ulcer that erupts inside our lips or around the oral cavity. The specific, definite cause of most canker sores is still unclear, but there…