Posts From April, 2017

Are Bleeding Gums Normal?

You just finished flossing when you notice your gums are bleeding. Maybe it’s not the first time this has happened, but you shrug it off and figure it’s not a big deal. The good news is, you’re not alone. It’s extremely common to experience bleeding of the gums, especially after flossing. But is it normal? […]

The Ideal Gum-to-Tooth Ratio

If you feel like too much of your smile consists of gums, you may suffer from what’s commonly called a ‘gummy smile,’ also referred to as excessive gingival display in the dental world. Gummy smiles are often genetic and caused by a short upper lip, small teeth or excessive gum tissue. Sometimes, teeth may appear […]

Tap Water vs. Bottled Water: The Great Debate

For the first time in United States history, bottled water has beat out soda as the most popular beverage. Beverage Marketing, a consulting and research firm, says that Americans bought 400 million more gallons of bottled water last year than they did soft drinks. The consulting firm, Zenith Global, says that the global bottled water […]

When Stress Hurts

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress is a natural part of life, but what happens when it becomes such a concern that it causes physical discomfort or pain? For many, stress triggers a physical reaction that can range from increased blood pressure, upset stomach and even clenching the jaw. Clenching or grinding of the teeth […]

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