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

Tooth Sensitivity

  Tooth sensitivity, also known as dentin hypersensitivity, occurs when the enamel that protects the teeth thins, or when gum recession occurs, and the underlying surface, or dentin, is exposed.  Without the protection of the enamel and gums, the exposed tooth and root surfaces result in increased sensitivity. DO YOU SUFFER FROM TOOTH SENSITIVITY?  Up … Continued

Tooth Decay Prevention

  HOW TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY & AVOID CAVITIES To one likes to discover that they’ve developed a cavity between check-ups.  But are you doing everything you can to avoid cavities?  They begin with tooth decay, so avoiding them begins with knowing a bit about tooth decay and the ways to prevent it. WHAT IS … Continued

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a nasty affliction. We need to protect our gums from infection, because gums are the support system of your mouth. They hold together our teeth, so no gums can equal no teeth. How to Spot Gum Disease There are many signs of damage to your gums. Common symptoms include: Bleeding caused by … Continued

How to Pick the Perfect Dentist

  Picking the perfect dentist is all about narrowing down your available choices. Here are the top factors to consider when searching for the perfect dentist. Start with your Health Plan The last thing you want to do is find a great dentist only to discover your insurance doesn’t cover them. Most health insurance companies … Continued