Know the Risk Factors for Canker Sores

Canker sores, aka aphthous ulcers are soft tissue lesions that usually develop at the base of your gums. Unlike cold sores, they are non-pathological in nature, and consequently, aren’t contagious. However, according to the dental team at Reitano Dentistry in Virginia... read more

Daily Hygiene Routines

Daily hygiene routines keep you healthy, but we rarely think about the consequences of disrupting those routines. Poor oral health and tooth decay remain far too common for many adults, in spite of how easy it can be to prevent most major dental concerns. Gum disease... read more

How Diet and Nutrition Affect Your Oral Health

Your dietary habits play a huge role in how you manage your oral health. What you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat affects not just your general health, but also how well maintained your teeth and gums are. Relationship Between Sugars and Tooth Decay Our diet... read more

The Negative Effects of Smoking On Your Teeth

The teeth of a smoker require more rigorous care than those of non-smokers. Smoking increases one’s odds of periodontal disease and leukoplakia and is one of the nation’s leading causes of tooth loss. In addition, those serious afflictions, other dental... read more

Be Prepared for Dental Emergencies

When an accident occurs involving the mouth, knowing the right steps to take can increase the likelihood of saving chipped or knocked-out teeth. When a dental emergency occurs, call your dentist immediately, then follow these tooth-saving tips: Keep a dislodged tooth... read more

Save Your Teeth with Sealants

Take a close look at your molars. Looks like craters on the moon’s surface in miniature form, huh? The many crevices and rough surfaces of molars, while great for chewing, can capture bits of food you eat, potentially leading to decay and cavities. Even though we... read more

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