Missing a Tooth, You Need to Replace It

Replacing a missing tooth has physiological and oral health benefits. With a missing tooth, bone underneath the jaw will start not to work as it should, causing strain and affecting your appearance. Here’s what can happen if you do not replace a missing tooth: You can eventually damage your joint with multiple missing teeth and [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | August 9, 2018 | Comments: 0 | 3D Dentures | Dental implants

United States of Oral Health Concerns

18 years ago the Surgeon General issued a report describing how important oral health is to our overall health. The report showed that oral health is related to chronic conditions like diabetes and can influence child learning and employment outcomes. Since the statement was made public, oral health has been improving among children in the [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | July 23, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

How to Use and Properly Care for Your Toothbrush

If you’re reading this article, then you most likely know how a toothbrush works. However, have you ever asked yourself if you truly know how to use a toothbrush properly? Here are the majority ruled recommendations on how to use and care for a toothbrush. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | July 18, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

If Teeth are so strong; Why do they break?

It’s true: teeth are the strongest structures in the human body, thanks to enamel, a mineral layer that encases the crown of the tooth. Even with this strong armor, teeth are still susceptible to breaking. Here are some reasons why teeth break: Decay – Consuming foods and drinks high in sugar in combination with plaque [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | July 13, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Bruxism

How to tell if it’s a cavity

Typically a damaged tooth is a result of decay or injury. Dental fillings are used to restore the lost structure of the tooth. Cavities develop in various ways including: Caused by sugar and bacteria forming acids that destroy the enamel and dentine. If the tooth goes untreated, cavities can cause other dental issues such as [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | July 5, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

How Stress Affects Your Oral Health

You may be aware of the physical and emotional symptoms of stress such as headaches, stomachaches, and anxiety.  Did you know that stress can also affect your oral health? It’s essential to find the causes of your stress and know your body’s early warning signs. How Stress Affects Your Oral Health Teeth Grinding Habitual teeth [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | June 25, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

How do your teeth impact your hearing?

Healthy teeth make for a beautiful smile, but are you aware that a healthy mouth also safeguards your hearing? Harmful bacteria that grows in your mouth as a result of bad oral health can get into your bloodstream and cause inflammation and narrowing of arteries and blood vessels – including those essential for hearing health [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | June 18, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

Is Your Diet Destroying Your Teeth?

Teeth are just as important as the vital organs in our body. Diet and nutrition are both essential to our overall health. We know that certain foods are bad for our bodies, but which foods are bad for our teeth? Is your diet destroying your teeth? Food and drinks in your diet that may be [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | June 11, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

How much of an impact does your smile have on your life?

How much of an impact does your smile have on your life?  Teeth are much more than just something you use for eating. You use your teeth to talk and smile, so it makes sense that something this significant is important to your health and quality of life.  Not taking care of your teeth, will [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | June 4, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

Your dental implant questions – FINALLY answered!

Are you considering dental implants?  Here is a comprehensive guide containing the complete answers to all your dental implant questions.   WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?   A dental implant is a tiny titanium post intended to act as a tooth root. During surgery, your dentist positions the implant into the jawbone below the gum [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | June 1, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental implants