Purple Plum Dentistry Blog
February 7, 2020
Have you laughed today? It’s estimated that the average American adult laughs about 16 times daily. Unfortunately, if the look of your teeth has you giggling behind your hands, you may find it difficult to fully enjoy the moment. In fact, a growing amount of research indicates that the impact your smile has on your confidence spreads to multiple areas of your life. Read on to find out how a dazzling, self-assured set of pearly whites from your cosmetic dentist could improve your personal happiness, social perception, and career advancement!
January 6, 2020
Most people’s New Year’s resolutions have something to do with their health, whether that be mental or physical. However, a lot of people don’t consider taking care of their teeth and gums to be as important as hitting the gym. Since your dental health can affect your general health in many ways, it’s imperative that you take care of your mouth. Here are five ideas from a dentist for resolutions to keep your pearly whites shining brightly in the new year.
December 16, 2019
The holidays are normally filled with family fun, but if you overindulge on sugary treats or crack your tooth trying to open a package or a nut, it can bring the celebrations to an abrupt halt. Your emergency dentist can help you save your damaged teeth and stop your pain, but of course, the best solution for any oral health issue is to make sure it never happens in the first place! Follow these 4 tips to keep your smile safe during the most wonderful time of the year.
November 9, 2019
Autumn is in full swing, which unfortunately means that cold and flu season is upon us. That can mean lots of sleepless nights where you’re unable to breathe through your nose, mountains of used tissues piling up, and days spent at home with a terrible fever. Of course, there are store-bought and home remedies you can use, but just how do these medications affect your teeth? A dentist is here with the answers.
October 21, 2019
Halloween is right around the corner, which, for most kids, means a chance to gather up candy to store for the winter. Unfortunately, it also presents parents with a lot of challenges to keep their children cavity-free. While it’s definitely okay to eat some candy, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Here are 6 Halloween candy tips for this time of year.
September 20, 2019
It’s hard to believe that fall is almost here! The days are getting shorter and the weather is cooler, which means it’s the perfect time to start enjoying your favorite hot drinks. Whether it’s pumpkin spice lattes, hot chocolate, or chai tea, there’s nothing better than sipping on something warm to make you feel cozy on a cold day. But if you’ve ever wondered, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth?” you’ll be interested to learn about 3 potential risks they pose to your dental health. However, this doesn’t mean you have to give them up! Keep reading for more information and find out how you can protect your smile while still enjoying hot drinks.
August 4, 2019
School is back in session, meaning it’s time to start changing up your grocery list to include easy-to-pack snacks for your little one’s lunchbox. Certain foods that are marketed as “healthy” for your child can actually have terrible impacts on their oral health and increase their risk of developing cavities. This can cause them to miss school for an emergency visit with their children’s dentist. To avoid any additional stress during the beginning of the school year, here are four surprising snacks you’ll want to scratch off your grocery list for the sake of your child’s oral health. (more…)
June 21, 2019
You’ve had a long day at work, so you just crawl into bed right after dinner. You figure one night of not brushing your teeth first can’t hurt that much. Your bed partner will beg to differ the next morning when your breath makes them gag. It may have given you bad breath, but nothing else bad could have happened, right? That’s where you would be wrong. Read on to learn from a dentist why skipping brushing your teeth even once can have serious consequences.
May 17, 2019
You probably already know that gum disease can have devastating consequences, not only for your smile but for your overall oral health. Now there’s even more reason for concern. A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that gum disease may increase your risk for heart disease. This makes it more important than ever for all of us to take care of our teeth and gums. Otherwise we may be risking more than we think.
February 25, 2019
When you look in the mirror, do you get distracted by your teeth? When your friend wants to take a selfie with you, do you cringe inside? Are you embarrassed to show your teeth when you talk or smile? Has your confidence suffered because of your smile? Well, if you said yes to any of these questions, you can do something about your teeth. There are several ways your cosmetic dentist can give you the smile you’ve always wanted and the boost of confidence you need. (more…)