Author Archives: Dr. Henry Ward

The Reasons Your Family Dentist Wants You To Avoid Soda

There aren’t many of us out there without a sweet tooth. We’re born with it, and we all find different ways to satisfy it. While most of us enjoy a soda occasionally, some of us just can’t seem to stop sipping throughout the day. Can it really be that bad, though? We’re here to tell… Read More…

Changes That Occur in Your Mouth When You Need to Seriously Consider Seeing Your Clayton Dentist Right Away

Fortunately, problems you have with your mouth are often just temporary nuisances. For example, you could suffer from bad breath after dinner at an Italian restaurant or suffer a blister on the roof of your mouth from eating pizza that was way too hot. Now, these minor problems are not anything you need to fret… Read More…

When It’s Time To Stop In And See Your Local Dentist

When your teeth hurt: If your teeth hurt, it can be a sign of many different problems. Perhaps your enamel isn’t as thick as it should be, or perhaps you’re not enjoying hot or cold foods and liquids because they’re causing you pain. Any change in the way your teeth feel should be followed up… Read More…

Use it or Lose it Dental Insurance

Did you know that dental insurance companies make millions of dollars a year on patients who don’t realize that their insurance plans cover up to a certain amount annually. But, insurance companies aren’t going to remind people of this and reduce their own profit margin. If patients do not use up the annual insurance coverage… Read More…

What is Scaling and Root Planing

There are 64 million adults that have gum disease in America. Scaling and root planing is a common treatment that dentists use to treat gum disease. When you don’t remove plaque and tartar with daily cleaning and dental hygiene, the bacteria can multiply which creates more plaque and tartar, and more bacteria, ad infinitum. This… Read More…

How Does Sugar Affect Dental Health?

Your diet can greatly effect the health of your teeth. There are many studies that show if you consume large amounts of sugar-filled foods and sweetened drinks, this can have a negative effect on the teeth. Specifically it promotes cavities and provides more opportunity for cavities to occur. The most common oral diseases are cavities… Read More…

How Does Your Drinking Water Effect Your Dental Health?

We all know that water is important to your overall health. It is important to keep hydrated so that your body can work properly, and get rid of wastes etc. There is another benefit to drinking clean water–dental hygiene. There have been many studies about the effect of fluoride on dental health. Some studies say… Read More…

Silver vs Composite Fillings

Silver fillings are actually made up of a silver amalgam with silver-tin alloy, copper and mercury. Silver fillings have been being used for over 100 years. There have been many studies on the mercury in these silver fillings. It is true that mercury is released when chewing and grinding, but it has been found that… Read More…

How Does the Weather Affect Tooth Sensitivity?

Many people suffer from tooth sensitivity. In fact, 50% of the population have sensitive teeth. If you have sensitive teeth, you know that eating ice cream or drinking iced tea can be shocking. But, cold weather can also provide that same discomfort. There are reasons for tooth sensitivity, and it can be eliminated by finding… Read More…

Manual Vs. Electric Toothbrush–Who Will Win?

The toothbrush as we know it today was invented in 1938 but there were many early forms of the toothbrush since 3000 BC. But, there have been some developments in the manual toothbrush, and so we now also have the electric toothbrush. Well, many people don’t fully understand the pros and cons of the manual… Read More…