Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years

Posted On Feb 16, 2018 @ 04:47 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

A focus on dental care in senior citizens is just as important as it is for children. Indeed, oral health in your later years can be a major factor in your quality of life.

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years

Posted On Jan 8, 2018 @ 04:58 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

A focus on dental care in senior citizens is just as important as it is for children. Indeed, oral health in your later years can be a major factor in your quality of life.

Limit Sugar in Your Diet for Better Oral and General Health

Posted On Jan 8, 2018 @ 04:52 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Even after decades emphasizing oral hygiene and supplemental fluoride to fight dental disease, we’re now seeing an increase in tooth decay, especially among children. What’s causing this alarming trend?

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay

Posted On Oct 3, 2014 @ 12:13 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

“Cut down on sweets, especially between meals” is perhaps one of the least popular words of advice we dentists regularly give. We’re not trying to be killjoys, but the facts are undeniable: both the amount and frequency of sugar consumption contributes to tooth decay. Our concern isn’t the naturally occurring sugars in fruits, vegetables, grains or dairy products, but rather refined or “free” sugars added to foods to sweeten them.

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath

Posted On Aug 29, 2014 @ 02:21 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

We all experience the occasional bout of bad breath from dry mouth or after eating certain foods. Chronic halitosis, on the other hand, could have an underlying health cause like periodontal (gum) disease, sinus infections or even systemic illnesses like diabetes. Anyone with persistent halitosis should undergo a thorough examination to determine the root cause.

Plan Your Sports Nutrition and Hydration to Reduce Tooth Decay Risk

Posted On Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:43 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

If you or your family has an active sports lifestyle, you probably already know the importance of food and liquids for energy and hydration. But what you eat and drink (and how often) could unintentionally increase your teeth’s susceptibility to tooth decay. With that in mind, you should plan your nutrition and hydration intake for strenuous exercise to maximize energy and reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Top 5 Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Posted On Apr 17, 2014 @ 01:31 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

It’s a recognized goal of modern dentistry to help you keep your natural teeth clean and disease-free, so you’ll be able to enjoy them for your whole life. But dentists can’t accomplish that goal by ourselves — we need your help! Maintaining good oral hygiene is the best way to ensure that your smile stays as healthy as it should be. Here are a few simple tips that can make a big difference in your dental health.

Preserving Your Teeth's Enamel Could Preserve Your Teeth

Posted On Feb 11, 2014 @ 02:34 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Teeth are composed of layers of different types of tissue. The main inner layers — the pulp and dentin — help the teeth respond and adapt to external forces. But they’re vulnerable to decay and quite sensitive to environmental extremes. They are protected from all these by a coating of enamel, made of the hardest material found in the human body.

Prevention is the Key in the Fight Against Periodo

Posted On Aug 30, 2013 @ 07:04 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Billions of bacteria live in each of our mouths, sharing a common environment with teeth and soft tissues. Most of the time, they coexist in symbiotic balance. But sometimes that balance becomes disrupted, leading to a destructive condition known as periodontal disease.

Make Oral Healthcare a Priority During Pregnancy

Posted On Aug 23, 2013 @ 07:02 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

A woman during pregnancy naturally pays close attention to her general health, instinctively knowing it affects her developing baby