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Gum Disease Can Increase Your Risk For Many Cancers

15 Aug
Gum Disease and Cancer - Brian Zuerlein DDS

Maintaining a healthy smile through brushing, flossing and regular dental hygiene appointments is proven to do much more than keep your teeth white. A new study shows that postmenopausal women with a history of periodontal disease, are at a significantly increased risk for cancer, including lung, breast, esophageal, gallbladder and melanoma. This study adds to previous evidence that […]

Oral Habits That Could Result In Damage To Your Teeth and Smile

03 May
Damaging Habits - Brian Zuerlein DDS

While your teeth are the strongest material in your body, over your lifetime they are subject to habits and wearing, which could cause problems like receding gums, enamel loss, cavities, and gum disease. Why rush this process through habits that can be harmful or damaging? Here is a list of common habits that could cause […]

Easy Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Cavities

22 Feb

Reducing your risk of cavities is much easier than you might think. Practicing good oral hygiene routines is a start, but making mindful choices about what you do (or do not) put into your mouth can also help minimize your risk of cavities. Here are a few practical (and simple) tips for keeping cavities away! […]

Aching Joints Linked To Oral Bacteria

24 Jan

There is new evidence suggesting that the same microorganisms responsible for chronic inflammatory gingivitis may also trigger rheumatoid arthritis. The latest research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore has implications for the prevention and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis may by closely associated, as research indicates common factors that […]

New Year, New Smile: Achieve Optimal Oral and Overall Health

11 Jan
New Year Resolutions and Dental Health - Dr. Zuerlein Omaha Cosmetic Dentist

Your Dental Team: Partners In Oral Health Whether you have excellent oral health routines at home or not, regular trips to our office help ensure you maintain or achieve optimal oral and overall health. The New Year is the perfect time to kick-start oral practices that will lead you to a confident smile and improved health. […]

More About Power Toothbrushes

28 Dec
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Power toothbrushes can help you do a better job of cleaning your teeth. They get rid of more plaque from your teeth than a manual toothbrush. There are two main types of power toothbrushes on the market: oscillating (rotating) and sonic (side-to-side). Oscillating-Rotating: This kind of power toothbrush has a small, round brush head that […]

Keep Your Child’s Smile Protected With A Mouthguard

24 Aug
Mouthguard For Children and Sports - Preventative Dentistry - Brian Zuerlein DDS - Omaha Cosmetic Dentist

Prevent Childhood Mouth Injuries and Trauma With A Mouthguard A mouthguard is the first line of defense against dental emergencies and should be worn whenever your child is participating in sports or other recreational activities. Studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they are not wearing any […]

To Floss or Not To Floss: The Goal Is To Remove Plaque

10 Aug
Importance Of Flossing - Omaha Cosmetic Dentist - Dr. Zuerlein

Why floss might not be enough in the removal of plaque, but cleaning between teeth is still critical. We want to address the recent articles, news reports, and social media blog posts regarding the need to floss and the lack of scientific evidence to support it’s benefits. This is what we do know: Brushing alone […]