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In the past few years, vaping has taken the world by storm, rapidly becoming a multibil-lion-dollar industry. But, how do e-cigs and their vapors impact your oral health? And, are these popular devices safer than cigarettes? This month, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about vaping so you can make informed choices for your healthiest smile.
TMJ disorder affects millions of Americans—particularly women between the ages of 25 and 55. But, despite how common this painful condition is, TMJ disorder is often overlooked or misdiagnosed during medical exams. This TMJ Awareness Month, we’re raising awareness about all things TMJ!
Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we want to wish you a Happy Halloween! Although it’s common knowledge that sugar and candy aren’t good for your teeth, you shouldn’t have to miss out on this holiday’s traditions for the sake of your smile. Instead, Dr. Bowen and Dr. Gehlert have some great suggestions for participating in the trick-or-treating fun this Halloween without causing long-lasting damage to your teeth or health:
Did you know that September is Baby Safety Month? Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of keeping your child’s teeth safe from tooth decay! Although dental care is often overlooked for infants, oral healthcare is a vital component of healthy development.
It's back-to-school season—a busy time for parents and children, alike! But this year, don't let your child's oral healthcare take a back seat during the hustle and bustle of back-to-school preparations.
Did you know that July 6 is International Kissing Day? This holiday was created to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate this simple act of love, so don’t let halitosis or bad breath ruin your special smooch!
Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and—as usual—they’re hungry. While it’s easy to cave in to those sugary cravings and processed foods when you’re on the go during the busy summer months, these convenient, pre-packaged options can have long-lasting damage on your child’s teeth. Therefore, it’s always better to plan ahead and keep some packable, healthy snacks on hand. Dr. Bowen recommends these simple, pack-ahead alternatives to the sugary and processed snacks that stock our supermarket shelves:
Every day, millions of Americans brush their teeth and floss to keep their smile healthy and happy. But did you know that drinking water is another important element of caring for your oral health? This week, May 6-12, is Drinking Water Week, and we’re urging our patients to rethink hydration! Since studies show that up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, we’re breaking down six ways that water can improve your smile and make you your healthiest self.
For Frazer Bailey, the writer and director of Netflix’s controversial documentary Root Cause, a mystery illness almost took everything away from him—an illness that was caused by what he believed was a toxic, infected root canal. Unfortunately, his case of microbial isolation and full-body illness may not be an isolated incident.
MANY OF US, even though we know that going to the dentist is a safe, normal, and important part of life, don’t find it particularly fun to lie flat on our backs while someone pokes around our teeth and gums. For some, though, the very thought of visiting the dentist fills them with anxiety, and it could even be a full-blown phobia. That’s why we’d like to put our focus on helping our patients overcome their dental anxieties and fears.