How to Conquer Dental Anxiety

If you’ve ever dreaded going to the dentist to the point you’ve avoided scheduling an appointment, or even have canceled an appointment, you’re definitely not alone. Dental anxiety is real and, unfortunately, extremely commonplace. According to Colgate, approximately 9 to 15 percent of all Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. That’s … Continued

How Often Do You Need to Get a Teeth Cleaning?

The standard teeth cleaning procedure, or a dental prophylaxis, is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums in order to prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease. There are quite a few benefits to scheduling a Philadelphia teeth cleaning regularly. First, the procedure removes plaque. Unfortunately, at-home brushing, washing, and flossing can’t do … Continued

Why You Need to Floss Every Single Day

If you don’t already floss regularly, you should definitely integrate flossing into your daily dental routine in order to practice good oral hygiene. Why? In addition to brushing and using mouthwash twice a day, dental floss is an essential ritual to help you take proper care of both your teeth and your gums. Flossing helps clean the crevices between and around … Continued

Toothaches & Their Causes

At some point or other, we are all likely to suffer from a toothache. It is common to assume that toothaches are an indication of a cavity, but this actually may not always be the case. In fact, there are several other possible causes. Tooth Sensitivity If you’re experiencing pain when consuming hot or cold … Continued

The Pros and Cons of Whitening Toothpaste

The Pros and Cons of Whitening Toothpaste Everyone longs for that bright, white, movie star smile. Unfortunately, our mouths face a continual assault of stain-inducing foods and beverages that, left unchecked, can result in staining of our teeth. Of course, many don’t go to the dentist for teeth cleaning as often as they should, which … Continued

The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleaning

The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleaning and Dental Exams Many people have an aversion to going seeing a dentist regularly. They may have a fear of dental instruments or they may simply dislike the sensation of someone poking around in their mouth. However, the importance of regular teeth cleaning and dental exams cannot be overstated, … Continued

Moutwash With Alcohol vs Without Alcohol

Mouthwash with alcohol Most people believe it’s the alcohol in the mouthwash that kills all of germs, NOT TRUE! While the alcohol can help, alcohol is also a sugar that can leave behind a residue on your teeth. One con of mouthwash with alcohol is over time the ethanol in the mouthwash can alter your … Continued

Electric Toothbrush vs. Regular Toothbrush

Surprisingly electric toothbrushes have only a slight edge over a regular toothbrush. I know —only a slight edge? This is true so long as each brush is a thorough 2 minutes long. Conveniently electric toothbrushes don’t stop until that 2 minutes is over. Electric toothbrushes have proven to reduce plague by 21% according to the … Continued

Bad Breath: Causes & Prevention

Bad Breath: Causes & Prevention   Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can have a variety of causes.  Poor oral hygiene, infections in the mouth, unhealthy habits like smoking & alcohol intake, and diet are among the most common culprits.   Other causes include dry mouth, respiratory tract infections, systemic diseases such as diabetes, kidney, … Continued

The Importance of Fluoride to your Teeth

Demineralization & Remineralization The outer layer of the crown of a tooth, its enamel, is made up of tightly packed mineral crystals.  Every day, minerals are lost & gained through demineralization and remineralization. Demineralization occurs when acids produced by sugar & other carbohydrates dissolve crystals in your tooth enamel. The loss of these minerals can … Continued