Category Archives: Oral Health

Understanding Periodontal Disease and Its Prevention

Your smile is one of your most important assets, especially when making a first impression or striving to continue a solid relationship. At the Henderson dental offices of Dr. Joshua Ignatowicz, we never want you to be ashamed of your smile or worried about anything that can negatively affect it. One condition that can have […]

What is Periodontal Disease and How Can I Avoid It?

What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease (or gum disease) is essentially a pathological inflammatory condition of the gum and bone support surrounding your teeth. It takes a variety of forms, and each can have devastating effects on your health.  Gingivitis is the most common and mildest form of periodontitis. There are toxins in plaque, and […]

The Health Advantages of Choosing Dental Implants

You may think that missing teeth are just an inconvenience that makes you not want to smile quite as often. Did you know that those missing teeth can affect your overall oral health? Dental implants may be able to help keep your mouth healthy after you have lost teeth for any reason. Here are some of the healthy advantages of choosing dental implants.

Preventive Dental Care Now Means Fewer Problems Later

Taking care of your teeth is a job that lasts a lifetime. Beginning with your very first tooth, it is imperative that you develop and maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Preventive measures taken now will mean you have fewer problems later.

Good Oral Hygiene: From First Tooth to Old Age

Even though babies are born without teeth showing, almost everyone has two sets of teeth that are formed and ready to break through the gums on their own times. These teeth are hidden out of sight for at least the first six months or so, and that’s when primary, or baby teeth, start poking through. Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they aren’t there though, and even more important, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be taking care of them.

As soon as you have a baby, you should start thinking about how you’re going to take care of their oral hygiene, including dental exams and other preventive care measures. Discover more about brushing, going to the dentist, and other habits that are essential to start forming at a very young age and then follow all the way through adulthood.

Steakhouses: Culinary Delight or Dental Nightmare?

With the exceptions for those who don’t meat out of a personal or medical choice, who doesn’t like a good juicy piece steak? Regardless of what your other eating preferences may be, a steakhouse is always considered as a premium treat reserved for special occasions. It is for good reasons as well. The simple yet […]

What Are the Oral Health Implications of Cannabis?

Cannabis use has not only increased in the past few years, but it has grown to the point where it is gradually being legalized throughout the United States. At the time of writing, medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as well as the District of Columbia. Recreational marijuana, on the other hand, is legal […]

Holiday Oral Hygiene Tips from Dental Implant professional Joshua Ignatowicz

Importance of Holiday Dental Awareness With all the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, remember to maintain your highest level of oral hygiene. While this can feel like an impossible part of your life, especially because the demands are so high to attend all those amazing parties, maintaining the integrity of your teeth is […]

How Does Alcohol-Free Mouthwash Work?

Every basic dental routine contains mouthwash of some sort, but in recent years, alcohol-free mouthwash has become increasingly popular. It leaves patients with the same benefits, albeit with a different route on how to get there.   Alcohol-Free Mouthwash Kills 99.9% of Bacteria   Just like ordinary, alcohol-inclusive mouthwash, alcohol-free mouthwash kills the exact same […]

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

Everyone knows smoking is harmful to your overall health. However, most people don’t stop to consider how harmful smoking is to your mouth and teeth. For those who choose to smoke, there are many negative factors to consider, including some serious social implications, such as bad breath and teeth staining. In this day and age, […]