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.
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!
Gingivitis – very simply – is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene… (Read More)
Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a… (Read More)
There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Schnur or someone else at Florida Smile Design mention ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want… (Read More)
You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes… (Read More)
Schedule a visit with us today. We look forward to caring for you.