What’s Holding You Back From Making A Change?

Would you love to improve your smile, but something is holding you back? We are here to tell you there is no wrong time to do something good for your oral health. Some patients are self-conscious about the state of their teeth, while others think they don’t need to improve their teeth at their age. We encourage all our patients to learn how we can help them with their teeth and gums. Read on for some valuable information.

Does Poor Oral Health Affect Heart Health?

At Integrity Dental, we are passionate about helping our patients have optimal oral health. Unfortunately, there are always some individuals who do not make their oral health a priority. Poor oral health can be caused by a number of factors, including poor brushing habits, a lack of routine dental care, and delayed treatments. Being diligent with your oral health does more than help your teeth and mouth. Not caring for your mouth properly can lead to complications with your overall health, including problems with your heart.

Alternatives To Try Instead Of Eating Candy This Halloween

This year seems to be flying by! It’s hard to believe that it is already October and Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have a sweet tooth? Maybe someone in your family does, or you dread Halloween because it’s too easy to overindulge. It is fine to have a sweet treat now and then, but eating candy and other sweets in excess can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Thankfully, there are so many other options available in place of consuming your Halloween candy. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Importance Of Caring For Your Oral Health When Sick

It’s hard to believe that the summer season is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. Although our weather may say something different, take any trip to a local store, and you will find endless amounts of fall and holiday items. While we hope all of our patients remain healthy during this time, occasional illnesses are always possible. If you should happen to fall ill, there are certain changes you should be making to help prevent any complications with your oral health.

What Is Dental Plaque?

At Integrity Dental, we want our patients to become educated about how to improve their oral health. The best way to improve your oral health is to have an excellent oral hygiene routine. Unfortunately, if you don’t clean your teeth correctly, you may develop plaque. If you have seen any commercials for dental health products, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, you may have heard the term dental plaque mentioned. Do you know what dental plaque is and why it is so harmful to your oral health? Plaque is a sticky film that coats the teeth and is caused by bacteria introduced into the mouth from food and drink.

Care For Your Teeth This Summer With These Helpful Tips

We are thrilled that summer is here! All of the children are out of school, the hot weather has arrived, and the schedules are lighter. We have loved hearing about all of your wonderful plans for this season. We want to remind you of the importance of continuing to care for your oral health. We would hate for you to have an amazing summer and start the fall with a dental emergency or oral health problem.

Are Your Beverage Choices Harming Your Oral Health?

With summer right around the corner, we know that many of our patients are going to be attending parties, BBQ, and may be traveling as well. Attending a special event or a trip is a time to indulge in foods and drinks that may be harmful for your oral health. You may be familiar with foods that are not good for your oral health, but did you know there are many beverages that are harmful as well? Sugary drinks such as soft drinks, lemonade, and fruit punch flow in abundance during the summer months. It is important to remember that it is wise to consume these types of beverages in moderation.

Ways To Help Prevent Tooth Decay In Children

Do you have a young child in your life? If so, you are familiar with the struggle of helping them with their oral health. We want to help set children up for success with their oral health routine, not only to create lasting habits, but also to help avoid the possibility of experiencing tooth decay. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions found in children. We want to share some tips on how to help your child or young loved one prevent tooth decay:

It’s Time For Some Spring Cleaning!

When was the last time you visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning? Now that spring has arrived, there is no better time to schedule your next appointment. You can consider it the “spring cleaning” of your mouth. Spring cleaning is a common term for the activity of organizing and deep cleaning during this season. When you visit our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning, we do a deep clean of the mouth, removing any lingering plaque and bacteria that have built up since your last visit. Failure to schedule routine appointments can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Read on to learn more.