Author Archives: drtaba

5 Steps to Take for a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you’re like many people, one of your worst fears is likely to have a permanent tooth knocked out. Although you might never expect it to happen to you, over 5 million children and adults lose a tooth from injury or accident annually. If you suddenly find yourself in this unexpected situation, do you know… read more

Can Depression Affect Your Oral Health?

Research shows at least 16.2 million adults in the U.S. have one or more major depressive episodes within any given year. The bouts of sadness and hopelessness can have a serious impact on your quality of life, but they can also affect your dental health. Here’s the connection between major depression and oral health, so… read more

5 Options for a Summer-Ready Smile

Summer is right around the corner, which means spending time outdoors soaking up the sun. While you plan exciting vacations and get your body ready for swimsuit weather, is a beautiful smile on your to-do list? You can ensure you look your best with a summer-ready smile. Here are 5 ways to revamp your teeth… read more

Cavities and Teeth Whitening – How They Are Related?

Are you wanting to brighten up your teeth? You don’t need to settle for a smile that you are less than confident to show off. There are several ways that you can enhance all the great things about your smile and cover up flaws, like teeth whitening. However, it is important that you are in… read more

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

Are you missing teeth? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that gaps in your smile can be a thing of the past. You no longer need to settle for missing teeth. There are several different tooth replacement options out there, including dental implants, but what does the surgical… read more

How to Recognize Dental Implant Failure

Dental implants are the most reliable option to replace missing teeth. In fact, they have over a 95% success rate to last for decades with the right care, like committing to your oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly. Although it’s rare, dental implants can fail. Generally, the risk is less than 5%, but it’s… read more

5 Tips Managing Diabetes and Gum Disease

Over 9% of the American population has diabetes. It’s estimated 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed annually. The condition affects your body’s ability to process sugar, so you must make significant changes to your lifestyle to control it. Unfortunately, your body isn’t the only thing to suffer the effects of diabetes. It can also harm… read more

How a Vegan Diet Affects Your Smile

Over the last decade, veganism has gained in popularity. In fact, 1 in every 100 Americans follow a plant-based diet, and sometimes a lifestyle, that is free of animal products, which can include meat, eggs, and dairy. While the motivation behind the diet differs, it offers a variety of health considerations, like lower cholesterol, but… read more

How Many Bacteria Live in Your Mouth?

You might not want to think about it, but your mouth is home to a variety of bacteria. Research shows there are between 500 to 650 different species lingering on your teeth, tongue, gums, and cheeks at any given time. If you’re cringing at just the thought, there’s more you need to know. Not all… read more