There are a lot of things we love about being oral health advocates—how could we not when we’re surrounded by smiles? The field of dentistry is one that provides endless opportunities for learning, and we’re happy to share what we know. For example, did you know that your mouth may be home to upwards of 700 different types of bacteria? Those bacteria can travel throughout your body, and your hygiene and dietary habits can be determining factors in whether that’s good news. To learn more about this oral-systemic link and many other topics related to your oral health, follow our blog! We post articles twice a month and would love to have you join the conversation.
Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be… (Read More)
There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Parrish dentist Dr. Richard Schnur is an… (Read More)
It’s no secret that residents of Parrish love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths—at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Dr. Schnur wants you to know how… (Read More)
It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms… (Read More)
We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of…. (Read More)
Biofilm is quite literally a “film” or layer of biological matter that forms on teeth, in sink pipes, on river rocks, and more. Biofilm is made of many different things. Think of it as concrete, which contains cement as well as a slew of other materials. It’s likely you’ve been aware of biofilm on your… (Read More)
We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less? As it turns out, when it comes to oral health… (Read More)
Many people face tooth loss and are unsure of their options. Tooth loss is difficult socially as well as physically. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the bone that supported the tooth – it simply stops growing since it’s no longer needed. After that bone disappears, your jawbone will continue to shrink away… (Read More)
In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. Parrish residents are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Parrish dentist Dr. Rick Schnur would like… (Read More)
Take a look around your bathroom and you’re likely to see a lot of products in plastic packaging. Paper boxes and toilet paper rolls are easily recycled in your bin at home, but what about the tricky stuff like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes? Your Parrish dentist Dr. Richard Schnur has the answers!
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