July 31, 2013

A recent study done by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK, has found that people with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s compared with those who practice good dental hygiene.

Researchers discovered sign...

July 24, 2013

If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. In fact, at least 3 out of 4 Americans suffer from some form of periodontal gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for people over the age of 35. Periodontal diseases range from...

July 18, 2013

Nutrients don’t only help build strong muscles and bones, but they also help maintain strong teeth. Nutrition plays a key role in the development and maintenance of a healthy mouth, especially the teeth and gums. The food we eat directly affects our oral health. Imagin...

July 11, 2013

Proper brushing is the only way for you to have a healthy mouth. Brushing your teeth correctly takes at least two minutes, yes, 120 seconds! However, most adults do not come close to brushing that long. The average person spends around 48 seconds per day brushing their...

July 3, 2013

Happy July 4th to you and your family from the staff at Shane McDowell Dentistry! As we all celebrate this holiday with fireworks, BBQ’s, and fun, it is vital that we also remember how far we’ve come in the advancement of dentistry.

If you enjoy history, the American De...

July 1, 2013

Throughout my years as a dentist, I have seen and heard of some pretty outlandish home remedies to help with toothaches. Here is a list of the best and the worst home remedies I have come across:

Aspirin: “If I have a toothache, can I just place two aspirins on my tooth...

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