Category: Dental Health

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...

At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry of Glendale we know how important hydration is to a healthy mouth. Drinking water is always good for your teeth and gums. Along with regular brushing and flossing, drinking water is one of the best ways to prevent cavities...

Patients at Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry in Peoria often ask us whether or not switching to diet soda would be better for their teeth. The answer depends on the soda. Diet drinks are not necessarily any better for your teeth than their calorie-rich cousins....

Everyone knows that they need to brush their teeth at least twice a day, but when is the best time to brush your teeth? What are the benefits of brushing at night vs. brushing in the morning? At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry in Glendale,...

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people with disabilities, people suffering from end stage renal disease, and people 65 years and older. However, most Medicare plans do not cover dental services. The majority of Medicare patients do not have dental insurance. Lack of...