Category: Dental Health

Many people wonder about osteoporosis and their teeth, and whether bone loss can affect their dental health. Although your teeth themselves are not bones, they can be affected by osteoporosis. Deterioration of the jawbones often leads to premature tooth loss, gum disease, and other complications....

Cavities in kids’ teeth can cause serious problems! Cavities are a form of tooth decay, and should always be treated as soon as possible. February is Children’s Dental Health Month, so this month at Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry, we’re focusing on the importance of...

Did you know that your dental health directly affects your overall health? A clean, healthy mouth is the first step to lasting good health. At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry of Peoria, we always emphasize the importance of daily brushing and flossing, because good oral...

The enamel in your teeth is the first and most important layer of protection your teeth have. In order for it to perform its task of protecting the teeth, the enamel must be nurtured properly. Unfortunately, if tooth enamel suffers permanent damage, it cannot be...

When you have healthy teeth and gums, you’ll always smile brighter! At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry in Glendale, we believe that taking care of your teeth and gums is one of the best forms of self-care. Practicing daily self-care by brushing, flossing, drinking water,...

Happy Halloween! This is the time of year when candy and treats abound. Is sugar bad for your teeth? Yes, but you can still enjoy your favorite holiday sweets and take good care of your dental health. At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry in Glendale,...

Does stress affect your teeth? Yes—although you may not realize it, stress causes many side effects that can have a detrimental impact on your oral health. Chronic stress weakens your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to the infections that cause cavities and gum disease. If...

Did you know that good nutrition can help build strong teeth and gums? Some of the best foods for dental health are fresh fruits and vegetables, like apples and carrots. Along with regular brushing and flossing, healthy snacks can help prevent cavities and gum disease....

Besides causing tooth pain, stress and anxiety can have disastrous effects on your oral health. Stress might make you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, causing unintentional damage to your teeth. Feelings of anxiety might prevent you from scheduling regular dentist appointments, leaving you...