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Benefits of Invisalign

When some people discover that they are in need of orthodontic work, they may dread the thought of resigning themselves to having a mouth full of metal for a year or two while their smile gets itself in order.   However, medical advancements in the field of orthodontics have opened up options when it comes [...]

Benefits of Invisalign2020-04-09T11:40:06+00:00

COVID-19 Information

Thank you for making Stiles Dental Care your dental health care provider. In these uncertain times surrounding the COVID-19 and unprecedented actions taken by governments, public and private institutions, and businesses around the world, we want to assure you that the well-being of our patients and our staff is our top priority. As [...]

COVID-19 Information2020-03-19T13:32:38+00:00

HOW SMOKING AFFECTS ORAL HEALTH

WE’VE ALL HEARD over and over how smoking can adversely impact health, with the most infamous example being lung cancer. But smoking doesn’t only harm the lungs; it damages every single system in the body, and it also damages oral health. Smoking Increases the Risk of Oral Cancer Like we said before, lung cancer [...]

HOW SMOKING AFFECTS ORAL HEALTH2019-11-12T17:54:22+00:00

SUGAR, ITS MANY ALIASES, AND YOUR TEETH

WHAT COMES TO MIND when you hear the word “sugar”? Probably your favorite type of candy or dessert, maybe your favorite soda. You probably didn’t picture barbecue sauce, granola bars, flavored yogurt, or fruit juice, but all of these and plenty more foods you wouldn’t suspect are loaded with sugar. That isn’t great news [...]

SUGAR, ITS MANY ALIASES, AND YOUR TEETH2019-11-12T17:32:25+00:00

Animal Teeth Olympics

TEETH ARE OUR PASSION, and while we spend most of our time focusing on human teeth, sometimes it’s fun to take a look at the truly amazing teeth of the animal kingdom. So today we’re going to hold the olympics of animal teeth, to see which critters win the gold for biggest, strongest, hardest, [...]

Animal Teeth Olympics2019-11-08T19:50:33+00:00

Teeth-Friendly Halloween Treats

HALLOWEEN IS A TON OF fun every year, and it’s right around the corner! We love the costumes, the decorations, and the local events, but we’re a little wary of all that candy. Sugar isn’t just tasty to us; the harmful bacteria in our mouths love it. If you want to make Halloween a [...]

Teeth-Friendly Halloween Treats2019-11-07T19:00:25+00:00

Gum Recession: Minimizing Your Risks

THE EXPRESSION “getting long in the tooth” refers to gum recession, but this oral health problem isn’t necessarily connected to age. Gum recession is when the edge of the gingival tissue moves away from the crown of the tooth, exposing the root. The reason we tend to think of it as an age-related problem is that [...]

Gum Recession: Minimizing Your Risks2019-11-07T18:57:05+00:00

How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency

EMERGENCIES ARE SO MUCH easier to deal with if we’ve prepared for them in advance, and that includes dental emergencies. You might be wondering what you can do to prepare for something like an unexpected tooth injury or dental health issue. It’s true that a dental emergency isn’t quite the same as a food [...]

How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency2019-11-07T18:57:13+00:00

What Kind of Toothbrush is Right for You?

THE TOOTHBRUSH HAS CHANGED a lot over the last century, and we consider ourselves very lucky that we don’t have to use animal hair as bristles. However, there are now so many different toothbrush options to choose from that it can be a little intimidating trying to find the perfect one. Bristle Firmness Conventional [...]

What Kind of Toothbrush is Right for You?2019-11-07T18:57:22+00:00

Charcoal Toothpaste: Science vs. Fads

IF GIVEN THE CHANCE to change something about their smiles, most people would choose to have whiter teeth, and quite a few are willing to try just about anything for it, including something as counterintuitive as scrubbing them with toothpaste made of charcoal. The History of Charcoal as a Remedy The activated charcoal-based dental [...]

Charcoal Toothpaste: Science vs. Fads2019-11-07T18:57:34+00:00