Smoking and the Effects on your Teeth

Smoking is just as bad for your teeth and gums as it is for your health. Cigarettes leave stains on your teeth and your breath smelling foul. If left untreated, continuous smoking will require more than just brushing multiple times a day to remove the stains left behind by cigarettes.   According to the American […]…read more »

Causes and Solutions to Bad Breath

Halitosis, or bad breath, is a temporary issue for some people but can be an embarrassing problem for people who suffer from gum disease and poor dental hygiene. There are certain foods, bad habits, and other health conditions that cause bad breath but it can be improved with proper dental care. However, if your bad […]…read more »

Be Eco-Friendly While You Brush your Teeth

April 22, 2017 is Earth Day, which means it’s a chance for all of us to help spread environmental and climate literacy. At the office of Dr. Bruce Silva, every day is Earth Day because we practice “Green Dentistry.” This means we use only the safest and most environmentally sustainable dental practices. By doing this, […]…read more »

Healthy Gums, Healthy Pregnancy.

Gum disease affects everyone, even pregnant women and their unborn babies. It is likely that gum disease can trigger biological fluids that induce labor, causing the baby to be born too early and too small. Most women notice a difference in their teeth and gums during pregnancy. Gums may appear redder, swelled, and could bleed […]…read more »

We’re a Leader in “Green” Dentistry!

  What is Green Dentistry? Green Dentistry is a high-tech approach to reducing the environmental impact of traditional dental practices. Green Dentistry is good for the planet, good for our community, and good for business! So, what exactly are the main benefits of Green Dentistry? Reduces the amount of waste and pollution generated by a […]…read more »

It’s Time for Spring (Teeth) Cleaning!

  It’s that time of year again – time for some spring cleaning. As you plan on what to do and when to do it, why not include a visit to your dentist so that clean teeth and a healthy smile can be a part of making a fresh start this spring. If you’re at […]…read more »

Gum Disease Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent study in Science Translational Medicine has found that gum disease-causing bacteria may also trigger inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The accumulation of mouth bacteria not only affects your oral health, but also your joint health. This may be the closest any research has come to uncovering the root cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA […]…read more »

Limit your Candy intake this Valentine’s Day

February marks the beginning of our celebratory holidays where we embrace each other and exchange cards, gifts, and chocolate. This year, Americans will spend a total of $1.7 billion on candy for Valentine’s Day. That’s bad news for your teeth. You don’t have to omit candy and chocolate from your diet completely on this day, […]…read more »

Colgate says young women have worst dental hygiene

A recent survey compiled by Colgate found that 47%, almost half, of surveyed young women (aged 24-35) brush their teeth once a day, if that, and admit to having “poor” oral health. Of the 1,007 women surveyed, only 8% said they had “excellent” oral health, and half of all women surveyed said they don’t get regular […]…read more »

Start the New Year with Veneers

There’s nothing stopping you from having a beautiful smile in 2017. Call Dr. Bruce Silva to find out how veneers can make it happen. Veneers are a quick way to attaining a healthy, bright smile. They are a perfect, permanent solution for people with teeth that are stained, chipped, or gapped. Veneers have a lot […]…read more »
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