Do you know what to do if your child injuries his mouth? Whether it's a bit lip, a split lip or an injury from a fall, it's important to take action immediately. Here are five tips that help ensure the child receives the care he or she needs. Read More
You know that you should visit the dentist every six months or even more often if you have gum disease. But did you know it's your daily home care routine that makes the biggest difference in keeping your mouth healthy?
In addition to brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day, you may also need to use a mouthwash or mouth rinse. There are a lot of over-the-counter varieties that are used to mask bad breath. However, you may need a prescription-strength mouth rinse to treat the bacteria that's causing the bad breath and other problems.
Let the feasting begin! Millions of Americans will gather around the table on Thursday to give thanks and chow down on homemade goodies.
Loading up your plate affects more than just your waistline; it also affects your teeth. Here are five tips from Coast Dental to ensure you're still smiling after the holidays.
Getting braces is a huge milestone. You dream of the day when the braces will come off and you will have a beautiful, straight smile. However, there are five steps you need to take at home to ensure you have a healthy smile at the end of your treatment. Skipping these could lead to ugly white spots and cavities. Here's how to care for braces. Read More
If you have high blood pressure, your medical doctor may prescribe calcium channel blockers to help control it. However, that can have a side effect that can be disturbing if you don't expect it. See the before-and-after pictures. Read More
Would you know what to do if you or someone you loved knocked loose a tooth - or worse?
Coast Dental's Field Guide to Dental Injuries explains what you should do immediately, when you should seek care within six hours, and when you may be able to wait longer. Print out this guide and keep it in your car, on your refrigerator or anywhere else where it will be readily accessible! Read More
Have dentures? It's important to clean them properly. In this video, Coast Dental Chief Clinical Director Cindy Roark, DMD, shows you how you can keep your dentures clean without pills. Read More
Do some of your teeth look short? A procedure called crown lengthening can fix the problem and help you have the smile you always wanted. Click for pictures and details. Read More
Need one more reason to quit smoking? Tobacco facilitates the growth of bacteria in dental plaque, which is that sticky substance that coats the teeth and causes decay. Coast Dental's chief clinical director explains how it stains your teeth and what you can do to remove it. Read More
Athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer an injury to the mouth when they are not wearing a mouthguard, according to the American Dental Association. Here's the story of one basketball player who never thought she'd be a fan of custom mouthguards - until this happened. Read More