Michael Warren Dentistry Blog

  • Best Ways to Cure Bad Breath

    13 Oct 2017 | 0 Comments

    Funky breath. It’s entirely normal and happens to all of us. Many times we freshen up by popping a piece of gum or having a quick swish of mouthwash. While these tricks can freshen up your mouth, some of them can cause bad-breath bacteria to develop over time. So, what’s the best way keep your breath fresh?

  • Happy Smiles Are Healthy Smiles

    13 Oct 2017 | 0 Comments

    Do you want to be happier and feel better? It’s easy — just smile more. Smiling has been identified by the American Psychology Association as a way to improve your mental health as well as lift the mood of those around you. Smiling has also been said to boost your immune system to help you fight off illness. Although smiling has significant mood-enhancing benefits, many people don’t feel like smiling because of the state of their teeth. Dr. Warren works to give every patient the smile of their dreams, so they not only look great but feel great, too.

  • Handle With Care: Home Whitening Kits May Cause Damage

    12 Oct 2017 | 0 Comments

    Want a whiter smile? For a white smile done safely, experts recommend an appointment with a dentist instead of buying whitening products over the counter. A 2016 study performed by the Oral Health Foundation found that 28 percent of people in the U.K. prefer to use at-home whitening kits purchased online or from illegal vendors to brighten their teeth instead of going to their dentist.

  • Millennials Missing Dental Appointments More Than Any Other Group

    12 Oct 2017 | 0 Comments

    Tooth loss and poor oral health were once thought to be a problem for seniors, but a new report from the American Dental Association shows that 30 percent of people between ages 18 and 35 have untreated tooth decay, more than any other demographic.

  • How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

    20 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments

    When was the last time you replaced your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, it’s probably time to buy a new one. Most people do not maintain a regular toothbrush replacement schedule. But, just like making and keeping your dental checkup appointments with Dr. Warren, taking care of your toothbrush ensures that your mouth is healthy.

  • Who's a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

    20 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments

    Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatment options today. The ability of porcelain veneers to quickly make over a smile, combined with their durability and fast treatment, makes them an attractive choice. But are porcelain veneers right for everybody? Dr. Warren sees many patients interested in getting porcelain veneers to make over their smile and assesses each patient to determine if veneers are an appropriate treatment option.

  • E-Cigarettes Have Negative Oral Health Effects

    14 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments

    New research shows that using e-cigarettes daily can help smokers quit tobacco, but dentists are still warning their patients about the risk of vaping. The study, performed by Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., reviewed data collected from over 24,000 individuals who participated in the 2014-15 Tobacco Use Supplement-Current Population Survey. Researchers examined patterns of e-cigarette use and a participant’s ability to refrain from smoking tobacco cigarettes for three months or longer.

  • Want to Avoid Cavities? Stick to Fluoridated Water

    14 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments

    Drinking bottled water could lead to increased cavities, according to a study published in the International Journal of Dental Research. For the first time in history, bottled water surpassed soda consumption in the United States: Americans drank a record 12.9 billion gallons of bottled water in 2016, according to research from the Beverage Marketing Company.

  • TMJ

    01 Aug 2017 | 0 Comments

    Have you ever heard someone say that they have TMJ? What does this mean? Technically, TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the mandible, or lower jaw, to the skull. When this joint is traumatized or damaged, it can lead to pain and any of a multitude of symptoms. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, pain or tenderness of the jaw, pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints, aching pain in and around one or both ears, difficulty chewing or pain while chewing, aching facial pain and locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth completely. TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking, popping or grating sensation when you open your mouth, chew or yawn.