Can smiling help you live seven years longer? Researchers at Wayne University studied old photographs of baseball players to see. According to their results, non-smiling players lived an average of seventy-three years, while those who smiled a little bit added two years to the average. Players who flashed a teeth-filled, wide smile lived an average of eighty years.
According to a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96% of Americans are drawn to people with an appealing smile. As a result, many desire a whiter, brighter smile for personal and professional reasons.
We want to help you keep your teeth for life. Essential to that goal is maintaining healthy enamel, the hard outer covering that guards your teeth from bacteria and other harmful influences. Strong enamel leads to healthy and protected teeth.
Do you hide your smile because you are missing one or more teeth? You are not alone. Studies say that two-thirds of adults find themselves in the same situation. Missing teeth not only impacts your self-confidence and overall appearance, but can also lead to jawbone loss and other serious health issues over time.
Gum health may impact your overall health. Periodontal (Gum) disease is not only the leading cause of tooth loss, but also has been shown to raise the risk factor for several potential health issues including stroke and heart disease.
The holiday season has arrived. Houses light up the night sky. Sales offers fill our mailboxes. Seasonal songs greet us everywhere we go. For most, the holidays provide a special time for families to gather and gifts to be shared. We laugh, play games, maybe argue a little bit, but we always have food. Family buffets rich with sweets and meats and casseroles and treats.
It won't be long before we gather with friends and family on New Year's Eve to celebrate the joys and sorrows of 2017. When the ball drops and the clock strikes midnight, your dental insurance benefits will reset. Any unused benefits from 2017 will be lost.
Do you know someone with a beautifully white smile? Then you know a remarkable smile is hard to forget. It creates a powerful and lasting impression. But achieving and maintaining white teeth can be a challenge. Even with daily brushing, dark liquids like coffee, tea, soda, and certain foods tend to stain teeth and dull smiles.
Maybe you’ve seen commercials, magazine articles, or Facebook posts about the amazing benefits of dental implants. Dental implants have really changed the face of dentistry and patients are reaping the results. While unsecured dentures serve a helpful purpose in some cases, modern dental implants provide a long-term solution to replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Every time you open your mouth, it reveals some interesting and surprising things about you. Your dental hygienist and your dentist see much more than cavities and crowns. They are experienced dental investigators, reading the evidence as they help you achieve optimal oral health. In addition to knowing whether you consume too many sugary drinks, snore, bite your nails, or grind your teeth, the evidence reveals much more. Because people tend to visit us more often than their doctor, dental professionals often catch more serious health issues first.
Did you know that a healthy tongue is an essential part of your overall oral health? Your tongue is one of your mouth’s most important defenses against bacteria and plaque. It also allows you to taste and swallow the foods you love, articulate words correctly, play instruments, (and even kiss). If your tongue is so important, how do you know if it’s healthy?
Do you get frustrated with your dentures? As any denture wearer knows, dentures provide a helpful replacement for missing teeth, but they come with challenges.
Over the last year, you’ve probably seen many Liberty-crafted, beautifully straight smiles around Bloomington. Whether it’s traditional orthodontic treatment or Invisalign®, we specialize in comfortable, comprehensive orthodontic care for patients of all ages.
Brushing your teeth is one of the most widespread daily habits in America. But what if we’re not doing it right? What if we could brush more effectively for better oral health? Here are a few tips from the Liberty team to help you brush better:
Say goodbye to uncomfortable bitewings. Because your comfort is our priority, the Liberty team offers a safer, pain-free dental x-ray experience for our patients.
Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional dental cleanings from the Liberty team are still the most effective way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to the American Dental Association, therapeutic mouthrinses or mouthwashes can help improve your overall oral health.
Does anxiety begin to whisper in your ear when you realize you have a dentist appointment scheduled for the coming week? Does your heart pick up the pace a little bit? If you have a friend or a family member who experiences some dental anxiety or fear, please consider sharing this article with him or her.
Preventing tooth discoloration begins with an understanding how your lifestyle directly impacts your smile. What you eat, drink, and your regular hygiene habits contribute to the shade of your teeth.
Have you taken advantage of your benefits for 2016? Most dental insurance plans call for all benefits to reset at the beginning of the calendar year meaning that any unused 2016 benefits vanish.