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How to Help Kids Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

How to Help Kids Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

If you’ve ever felt nervous before a dental appointment, you’re not alone. Going to the dentist can be intimidating for many adults, so it’s no surprise that the experience is often anxiety-inducing for kids. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed in an unfamiliar...

What Is Bruxism?

What Is Bruxism?

Bruxism – or teeth grinding – is common and often occurs while you’re sleeping. Although medical professionals do not fully understand what causes it, bruxism is often linked to stress, certain lifestyle habits, and sleep disorders. Bruxism is sometimes difficult to...

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Dentures

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Dentures

Dentures are an effective, reliable way to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile after losing multiple teeth. Whether you are missing teeth due to an injury, advanced dental decay, or gum disease, dentures can help you continue speaking, chewing, and...

The Link Between Heart Health and Gum Disease

The Link Between Heart Health and Gum Disease

Recently, researchers have sharpened their focus on investigating the link between gum disease and cardiovascular health. While not everyone with gum diseases will develop heart problems, the two health conditions share a number of shared risk factors, including an...

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

Discolored teeth can cost you the confidence to talk or even smile in front of your friends and peers. Tooth discoloration is caused by several factors, ranging from poor oral hygiene and lifestyle to genetics and underlying health conditions. With the right cosmetic...

Questions to Ask During Your Next Dental Checkup

Questions to Ask During Your Next Dental Checkup

Whether you are monitoring an existing condition or just keeping up with routine dental cleanings and exams, regular checkups are crucial in maintaining your overall oral health. Each appointment is also an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get expert...

Avoid These Habits to Protect Your Oral Health

Avoid These Habits to Protect Your Oral Health

We live in a chaotic and busy world, and as a result, we all fall victim to numerous undesirable habits. Some of the bad habits you may think are harmless can significantly affect your dental health. If your teeth are broken or damaged, the resulting pain can be...

What You Should Know About Getting Braces as an Adult

What You Should Know About Getting Braces as an Adult

While straight teeth can help you feel more confident in your appearance, a well-aligned smile is important for more than just dental aesthetics. Having straight teeth can also make it easier to take care of your oral health and help you avoid dental issues in the...

Christine Shehata DDS