Everyone loves a sweet treat occasionally, but if you give in to your sugar cravings frequently, you’re exposing your teeth to cavity-causing bacteria. Although cavities are preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 92% of adults have had one in a permanent tooth. If you have a difficult time resisting your sweet tooth, here are 6 tips to curve your sugar cravings to preserve your smile.
July 5, 2021
December 17, 2016
For most people, a dry mouth is one of the signs of thirst and a glass of water will quench both. There are some people, however, for whom a dry mouth is a daily and annoying problem. Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth happens as a result of insufficient saliva production. To combat this, Putnam dentist, Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn would like to offer some tips to help you avoid and treat a dry mouth.
August 29, 2016
Alzheimer’s disease is a fairly prevalent condition with approximately 5.4 million Americans suffering from the disease. The progressive condition significantly diminishes a person’s quality of life in all aspects. However, there is one area that is often overlooked—dental health. There is a direct link between Alzheimer’s disease and poor oral health. In addition to periodontal disease potentially causing Alzheimer’s due to bacteria entering the brain, the condition itself leads to decreased oral health as a result of losing the ability to care of one’s self. As a Putnam dentist, we understand how difficult life becomes when living with Alzheimer’s. We want to make the diagnosis a bit easier with information you need to protect oral health so there is one less thing to worry about.
July 11, 2016
Are you looking for a permanent, durable improvement for your smile? Porcelain veneers from Putnam dentists, Drs. Walter and Carolyn McGinn, beautifully remake smiles which have defects such as cracks, chips, odd shape and size and deep stains related to smoking, diet and age. Read these frequently asked questions to learn more about this popular aesthetic improvement, and think about whether dental veneers in Putnam could help your smile.