Smokeless Tobacco Health Concerns

Did you know that smokeless tobacco (called chewing tobacco or snuff) is even more detrimental to your overall health than smoking cigarettes is? It is true! Let us first look at what this product is and then how it affects you.   Chewing tobacco is sometimes known as spitting tobacco. It comes in several types:   - Loose Leaf chewing tobacco is stripped and processed cigar-type tobacco leaves, loosely packed to form small strips. It is often sold in a... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How Smoking Affects Dental Health

  The dangers of smoking are pretty well-known these days, thanks in large part to popular anti-smoking ad campaigns and the warnings on every pack of cigarettes sold. From emphysema and lung cancer to cardiopulmonary problems and chronic coughing, regular tobacco use has a laundry list of risks that most of us are aware of. However, there is another side effect of smoking that does not get quite as much attention as the others. If you are a smoker, it can take a serious toll on... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Friday, June 29, 2018

Take the Fear Out Of Your Child's First Dental Visit

It’s common for kids to be afraid of dentists, but luckily, it’s nothing that can’t be overcome. Whether you’re ready to take your child to the dentist for their first time, or they were upset by a past visit, move past this obstacle with help from Dr. Scott Edwards . As a dentist who has extensive experience dealing with children’s concerns, Dr. Edwards offers expert guidance to help prevent major dental problems in the future.    You can ensure... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Thursday, May 31, 2018

What Is Dry Mouth and How to Fix It

Dry throat. Cracked lips. Parched tongue and gums. Difficulty swallowing and that thirst you can never quench—  all signs of xerostomia, or as you and I know it, dry mouth! Besides just being an annoying problem, it can be a risk factor for dental disease, oral health problems, and a sign of some other potentially serious health conditions. Here at Scott Edwards DDS , we know dry mouth can lead to the lack of confidence you need to keep smiling. And we do not want that! We... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Wednesday, April 25, 2018

How Chewing Gum Can Affect Oral Health

We all know that most advertisements like to stretch the truth. Body spray will not make you more attractive, low-fat yogurt will not make you thin, and dads are perfectly capable of changing a diaper correctly. But what about gum? Can chewing gum after or in between meals really help to clean teeth and freshen breath? As it turns out, this is one promise advertisers make that could actually stand up under scrutiny. This does, however, depend on the type of gum you... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Friday, March 30, 2018

Best Foods for Oral Health

Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine and come in for regular checkups, you still may have a fox in your vineyard, so to speak, that prevents you from attaining the healthy teeth and gums you desire.   According to the American Dental Association, what we eat affects our oral health as much as our oral hygiene routine. In fact, some studies suggest that when diet is not what it should be, the percentage of maintaining healthy teeth over a lifetime is significantly low.... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Monday, February 26, 2018

How Oral Health Affects Overall Health

Did you know that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Well, they can. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist can protect you from far more than cavities. Here at Scott Edwards DDS , we want to make sure that you know how oral health is linked to overall health, so we’ve put together this guide. Protect yourself by learning more.     The connection between oral health and overall health   Researchers agree that there is a... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How to Stop Nail Biting

Find yourself chomping on your nails? You’re not alone. Nail biting - or as the experts call it, onychophagia -  is a difficult habit to break which has its origins in childhood, and is very common. Nail biting will leave your fingers and nail beds swollen and red. But it’s not just your nails being affected by your biting habit, your teeth are also sustaining damage.   Over half of all children and teenagers bite their nails. Most of them won’t grow out of it.... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Wednesday, December 27, 2017

What A Dental Cleaning Involves

Every six months, it's recommended that you make a visit to your friendly neighborhood dentist for a teeth cleaning. It's at this visit that your dentist will check your teeth and gums for overall health and address any issues that need to be treated. Your check-up also includes a teeth cleaning which will be performed either by your dentist or dental hygienist.   You may be asking yourself: What does teeth cleaning involve and why do you need one every six months?... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Why Drinking Water Is Good For Oral Health

The many benefits of water are widely known, especially when it comes to our bodies. There is no drink better! It keeps our cells hydrated, which keeps our skin glowing and organs functioning at high levels. Our bodies are even 60% water themselves! Staying hydrated helps us in many ways including getting rid of waste, promoting skin elasticity, and keeping muscles healthy and moving.   But water is not just great for your body; it's also great for your oral health. Here at ... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry 101

When it comes to keeping your mouth healthy, you can’t beat the services of a skilled, experienced dentist. But many people don’t realize that making your smile look good is also something your dentist’s office can provide. Cosmetic dentistry is a growing field, one that continues to increase in popularity with patients as more and more adults look for ways to enhance their smile by brightening, shaping, or straightening their teeth.   Here at Scott Edwards DDS,... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Thursday, September 28, 2017

Are Veneers the Right Choice for You?

It’s summer in Memphis, and that means going out and enjoying the sun, taking vacations with friends and family and taking photos of those fun summer moments. Are you someone that keeps your mouth closed because you feel a little embarrassed about what is behind it? That's ok, many of us do the same thing. But Scott Edwards Cosmetic and Family Dentistry does not want you to feel self-conscious when you are supposed to be enjoying your time on holiday. Having that extra... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Sunday, August 27, 2017

Your Guide To Invisalign

With the ever increasing popularity of Invisalign, you’ve probably at least heard of it by now. Over 1 million people around the world have used the clear aligner system to achieve a straighter smile, and Dr. Edwards is proud to offer Invisalign to qualifying patients, but how much do you actually know about the process? Let’s take a look at the basics first.   The Invisalign system offers the same great results of traditional metal braces, but by using a... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Monday, July 24, 2017

How Does Sugar Affect Oral Health?

  We all love things like cake and ice cream, and while it always makes our taste buds happy, there are probably not that many of us that thinking about how those foods can cause tooth decay and gum disease. When it does cross our minds, we typically believe that it’s the sugar that causes tooth decay, but it might surprise you to know it’s a chain reaction that takes place after you eat that piece of pie. Once your enamel is gone, it’s gone forever, so it’s... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Thursday, June 15, 2017

Caring For Your Gums

  From the time we are old enough to hold a toothbrush in our hand, we are taught how to brush, floss, and care for our teeth. We were warned about cavities that can result from too much candy and sugar, and we even learned that brushing our teeth prevents bad breath and rotting teeth. While maintaining a brushing and flossing routine for your teeth from an early age onward is detrimental to your overall dental hygiene, we sometimes fail to treat our gums with the care and attention... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How To Brush Your Teeth!

Most of us feel like we master the art of brushing our teeth before we even begin kindergarten. But we would all be mistaken! As simple a task as it seems, it turns out that very few of us actually brush our teeth as well as we could, and should. Thankfully, where there are mistakes, there are ways to fix them, and Dr. Scott Edwards is here to tell you how!   1. Choose wisely.   I know that there are an almost endless supply of toothbrushes to choose from, so where... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Monday, March 20, 2017

Finding a Cosmetic Dentist in East Memphis

With cosmetic dentistry increasing in popularity, finding a qualified cosmetic dentist requires careful consideration. There are a growing number of dentists offering cosmetic dentistry, with a variety of procedures to choose from. Here in Memphis , we are seeing more and more patients seeking a skilled provider to enhance their smile. Since there is no referral system in place or insurance administrator to assist with the selection process, the choices available can sometimes... Read More
Posted by Scott Edwards at Monday, March 13, 2017

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