One of the latest trends in dentistry is aimed at getting more people to floss regularly. Because most people cite the difficulty and the extra time flossing takes as their reason for skipping it, new products have emerged to make flossing easier and faster. Enter the electric flosser. Find out how to use this new … Continue reading Power Up Your Flossing with an Electric Flosser
It’s no secret that confidence and smiling go hand in hand. The jury is still out on whether confident people naturally smile more, or if smiling actually causes a spike in confidence, but one always seems to follow the other! At GPS Dental, we know all about the power of a smile. We also know … Continue reading Self Confidence & Your Smile
Your mouth and your heart might be more connected than you think! We always stress the importance of oral hygiene at GPS Dental. Most of our patients don’t realize what their oral health means for the rest of their body. Since February is Dental Health Month, it seemed only fitting to explore what dental health … Continue reading Show Your Teeth Some Love: Gum Disease & Your Heart
Did you know that Americans spend more than 1 billion dollars on candy each Valentine’s Day? Rather than spending money on chocolate and sugar, and the resulting cavities, GPS Dental has some suggestions for what you can give your Valentine this year. In honor of Dental Health Month, check out 14 ideas for your sweetheart … Continue reading 14 Things to Give Your Valentine (Other Than a Cavity)
You’re in good company if you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth. Just under half of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 are missing at least one of their original teeth due to disease or trauma. While missing any of your teeth can hurt your self-esteem, this is especially true of … Continue reading Dental Implants – the Lasting Fix for Front Teeth
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! Whether you’re cheering on the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, chances are you’ll be snacking. Of course, most people know sugary foods aren’t good for their teeth, but it can be difficult to replace those treats with something that won’t damage your teeth. To help you take care … Continue reading 4 Dentist-Approved Snacks for Super Bowl 50
Who knew that your most helpful medicines could be hurting you? Cold and flu season is upon us, bringing with it the season of cough drops and decongestants. At this time of the year, it’s important to remember that sugar and acids aren’t just hiding in your favorite foods. Cough syrups, inhalers, and other culprits … Continue reading Colds, Flus, and Cavities: Is Your Medicine Hurting Your Teeth?
There have been rumors for years that chewing gum can help keep your teeth clean. Of course, there are other theories that say anything that adds extra sugar to your mouth is hurting your choppers. Today, the smile specialists at GPS Dental are ready to weigh in. So, what’s the verdict? Is chewing gum hurting … Continue reading Is Chewing Gum Bad for My Teeth?
Somewhere between 12% and 25% of people suffer from a fear of the dentist, otherwise known as dentophobia or odontophobia. There are many causes for this widely shared fear, but there are also many ways to make trips to the dentist’s office easier on anxious patients. Talk about Your Nerves Dentists see a lot of … Continue reading Don’t Worry! 3 Tips to Reduce Dental Anxiety
Oftentimes, the mark of good dental work is that nobody can tell it happened. So, when you have questions about what it really feels like to have dental work done, you may not know who to ask! Today, the experts from GPS Dental are here to prep you for your first dentures. Getting Dentures Takes … Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Got My Dentures