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Dr. Greaves Blog

We all know about the importance of good oral hygiene after having had it repeatedly pounded in our heads over the years. However, what you might not be aware of is that there is actually a difference in between women's and mens oral health. Yes, it's true—mens teeth and mouths are slightly different than women's. For this reason, it's important to look at the reasons for...

Perhaps one of the least thought of parts of our body is our teeth. That is until we wake up in the middle of the night with a toothache that shocks you to alertness. While most of us understand that we need to brush out teeth daily, It turns out that there are differences in the oral health of men and women. This fact does...

Enamel is the mineral that covers your tooth. It helps protect your tooth from foreign substances such as acid and sugar. Tooth enamel is strong. In fact, it is your body's hardest substance. What Causes Tooth Enamel Loss? Acid is the top cause of tooth enamel loss. Acid can eat away the enamel, which can eventually cause enamel erosion. Acid can be found in many of the...

An estimated 16 million Americans currently have diabetes, a systemic condition that can affect every part of your body from the bottom of your feet to your eyes. Unfortunately, many people do not know that diabetes can even take the sparkle out of your smile. Diabetics are more vulnerable to all kinds of oral infections, including tooth decay. Everyone’s teeth are covered in a sticky biofilm...

The daily stresses of life can take quite a toll on your teeth, turning it into a dull smile. There are many different factors like smoking, drinking, and even just simply eating dinner. Luckily, there are some quick and easy treatments out there to help in improving your smile. Here are five things you can do to make sure your smile is looking at its...

From the time you were a child, you were told to brush your teeth twice a day. However, there is a lot more to protecting your teeth and fighting cavities than just that. You must also practice good oral hygiene overall, which means choosing the right toothpaste, flossing once per day to remove excess food particles between your teeth and eating the right foods. In...

Protecting teeth in sports is extremely important. In fact, it is estimated that playing a sport is the cause of 30 percent of oral injuries. There are many reasons that mouth guards should be worn while people are playing sports. Oral Injuries are Extremely Common It is estimated that 600,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to sports-related oral injuries. Many of these injuries could...

Things like drinking cold beverages, eating hot foods or brushing your teeth should not be painful. For some people, however, these things can be quite uncomfortable due to sensitive teeth. If you suffer from teeth that are sensitive or a frequent tooth ache, you could be wondering what causes it and what you can do about it. Luckily, this quick guide can give you a...

Summer may be vacation time, but it's important not to take a vacation from your oral health practices. Dental emergencies may occur when you're on vacation, and many summer sports increase the risk of a mouth injury. Here are some basic ways to have healthy teeth and a healthy mouth when fall rolls around. Preventive Care Summer is no time to slack off on the basics. Continue...

If you're like a lot of people, the worst part about going to the dentist is the dreaded novocaine shot. Just the thought can make your gums hurt and put you on edge. But what is novocain? When we understand what it is and how dentists use the numbing agent in their work, going to the dentist doesn't have to be scary. What is it exactly? Novocaine...