Can Chewing Gum Help Your Teeth?

Can Chewing Gum Help Your Teeth?

The debate is as old as time, or at least as old as dental care.  People have been chewing gum for centuries, though ancient gums did not resemble our modern day chewing gums.  They have since evolved from a simple tree sap or gum to the rubbery substance we know today.  Each brand varies in … Continued

Why Invisalign is Worth the Cost

If you’ve ever had to wear traditional metal braces, then you know what a daily inconvenience they provide. Between the periodic soreness from tightening, to the inability to eat certain foods, and the general lack of aesthetics, having a mouth full of metal is highly unpleasant. The end result, however, is worth the years of … Continued

Leaving With Smiles: How to Prepare Your Child for a Dental Visit

Children thrive on daily structures and routines. Waking up at the same time every day, going to school, and a consistent bedtime all ensure that a child knows what to expect every day. These regimented structures allow children a feeling of safety and security, while also building good habits. So, what happens when something new, … Continued

12 Days of Good Dental Habits

Ringing in the new year means a fresh start and fresh outlook for the upcoming 12 months. When the calendar turns, it’s also a chance for us to turn the page on old, unhealthy habits and resolve to be a better, healthier version of ourselves. At Today’s Dental, Omaha’s top dental team, we’re here to … Continued

White Spots on Teeth? How We Can Help!

Holiday parties are right around the corner, which is the perfect time of year to add some sparkle to your wardrobe. A pair of shiny cuff links, some bright beads, and sequins galore are all eye-catching touches that accompany holiday gatherings and parties. Why not add a little pizzazz to your teeth, which are the … Continued

How to Prevent Cavities from Halloween Candy

Trick or treat! Halloween is right around the corner, and right along with it is a plethora of gooey, sticky, toothache- inducing candies that invade children’s lives form every angle. Between the classroom Halloween party, the neighborhood costume parade, and community-wide trick or treating, children are surrounded by an excessive amount of sugary sweets during … Continued

5 Self Care Steps for Dealing with TMJ

Imagine this: you’re out at your favorite restaurant, which is known for its dry-aged, hand cut, Prime steaks. All week you’ve been waiting to sink your teeth into this special treat. When the dish arrives, it’s exactly as you pictured– thick, glistening with butter, and kissed with salt and pepper. As you open your mouth … Continued

How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

Changing seasons are a part of every calendar year, moving from frigid temps and falling snow to bright sunshine and humid air in the span of just a few short months. Warmer weather doesn’t just mean longer days, lighter clothing, and cooler treats, it can also mean an onslaught of seasonal allergies. Once the mercury … Continued

How to Prevent Your Smile from Aging

Our mouths can say a lot about our age and our smiles even age faster than we think. As we get older, our teeth begin to change — from shifts in color to the wearing down of our enamel and beyond. There’s a whole host of ways in which our teeth can change, but thankfully, … Continued

A Healthier Smile: Sweet Treats to Avoid This Summer

As the summer starts to heat up, you might be looking to grab some of your favorite summer treats to go along with all that fun in the sun. Be careful, though, because some of your top summer snacks can cause tooth decay, and it’s best to take everything in moderation to protect that healthy … Continued

4 Dental Tips for Kids in School

Check out our blog post for tips to help your child have outstanding oral health this school year. If dental hygiene care becomes routine to your child when they are young, they are more likely to have a strong and healthy smile as they grow up. Schedule their checkup before your calendar fills up!

5 Ways to Get Your Children Excited About Brushing

Both kids and grown-ups need daily at-home oral care. Read our blog post for tips that will make dental hygiene more enjoyable for any of your kiddos that are reluctant brushers! Ask our team for additional tricks to keep your family’s oral health in tip-top shape.

Easy Tips to Take Care of Your Gums

Read our blog post for tips to promote healthy gums! Did you know that a clean mouth contributes to a healthy body? Ask our friendly team for additional ways to improve your oral health.

Are Good Teeth Genetic?

When it comes to your teeth, you may be wondering how much of their healthiness and appearance is because of genetics and how much is something you can control. Read our blog post to find out whether or not having good teeth is genetic. More questions? Contact us!

Alleviate Anxiety with Dental Sedation

Do you hate going to the dentist? You might suffer from dental anxiety, an increasingly common condition. To determine whether or not you have dental anxiety, see if any of the following statements are true: You have panic attacks when you think about visiting the dentist or entering the dentist’s office. You have always hated … Continued

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better?

You’ve seen those commercials about fancy electric toothbrushes rapidly removing plaque from teeth. But do they really work better than manual toothbrushes? What Is an Electric Toothbrush? Electric toothbrushes are chargeable toothbrushes that essentially do the brushing for you. They’re similar to the tools your dental hygienist uses to polish your teeth. Electric toothbrushes come … Continued

Can You Brush Too Much?

We all know what happens when you don’t brush your teeth enough: plaque and other bacteria build up, wearing down tooth enamel and making way for cavities and gum disease. But is it possible to brush your teeth too much? What Happens When You Brush Your Teeth Brushing your teeth helps remove any food residue … Continued

What to Do When You Have a Cracked or Chipped Tooth

Our teeth are designed to withstand as much as 200 pounds of force when we bite down on a piece of food, yet they are surprisingly fragile. Getting hit in the face, falling on our mouth, or biting on something hard can crack or chip a tooth. Unless you break off a large piece of … Continued

3 Ways Sports Drinks Affect Your Teeth

If you are an athlete, play recreational sports, or just enjoy flavored drinks, you probably consume sports drinks once in a while. However, if you are an avid guzzler of Gatorade, Powerade, and the host of other neon-colored electrolyte drinks on the market, you might not realize the effects that these beverages have on your … Continued