1. Oral Cancer Screening

    At Designer Smiles Dentistry, we are a comprehensive dental office that offers cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry — but a crucial component to maintaining proper oral health is through preventative dentistry. Preventative dentistry starts at home with brushing and flossing and carries over to our dental office with comprehensive cleanings that dive into gum health and oral cancer screenings. In this article, we’ll focus on how an oral cancer screening can not only help detect cancer but how it supports your overall oral health.   What is o…Read More

  2. The Unsung Heroes Of Preventative Dental Health

    In our dental office at Designer Smiles Dentistry, we take preventative dental health care very seriously. You’ve likely heard the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it’s completely accurate. The more you can prevent oral health mishaps the healthier you are and the more heftier your wallet will be! So, what does prevention looks like? It always begins at home in your daily dental health routine — brushing twice per day and flossing at least once, is standard. Preventative care is also scheduling routine dental exams every six months and staving off sugary and hi…Read More

  3. The Life-Saving Benefits of Flossing

    It’s important to practice good oral hygiene so your teeth and gums remain healthy. But did you know that a healthy mouth also means a healthy body? Bacteria that originate in your mouth can enter your body and negatively affect your overall health. In fact, a host of health problems can start with your gums so the benefits of flossing and brushing your teeth regularly extends far beyond your mouth. Here are five major health problems to consider: Heart Disease/Stroke Risk People with periodontal or gum disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease and arteriosclerosis. Bacteria that …Read More

  4. How to Floss With Braces

    Flossing every day is particularly important while wearing braces. If you’re an adolescent or an adult who recently got metal braces, you might wonder how to floss or whether you should even try. The risk of developing a cavity goes up due to food particles that get trapped in the braces, bands, and wires in your mouth. The end result of not flossing could be plaque buildup and gingivitis. Spending a little extra time on dental care if you’re a patient or the parent of one can pay off in a wonderful smile when those braces are removed. Orthodontists are fitting children as young as 7 with …Read More

  5. Worst Foods For Teeth: Make Sure To Brush After Eating These Foods

    By now, we all know the basic recipe for healthy pearly whites, including regular brushing and flossing, and a diet rich in teeth-healthy foods. Wh at we might not realize is how some food choices can contribute to the wear and tear of teeth. So what makes a food bad for your smile? Dr. Stephen, D.D.S.,  dentist in Designer Smiles Dentistry, explains  that bacteria living in the mouth burn sugars in order to live. The byproduct of this burning is acid — which dissolves tooth enamel and causes cavities. In general, foods that are both sticky and sugary are bad for the teeth. That’s becaus…Read More