Posts Categorized: Dental Hygiene

Avoid Oral Health Troubles That Halloween Candy Can Cause

Halloween can be a fun and festive holiday for families, especially those with kids who are the right age for trick-or-treating. The costumes, spooky decorations, and holiday activities can make October great fun. With that said, the abundance of candy available at this time of year can pose a problem for our teeth. If you… Read more »

Making Changes In Your Daily Life To Avoid Future Cavities

You can see consistent benefits from your regular dental exams, but still have issues with tooth decay and gum disease. If you are bothered by your struggles to avoid oral health issues, you should consider how effective your daily behaviors are at protecting your smile. You may need to make improvements to the way you… Read more »

What Effect Can Regular Flossing Have On Your Oral Health?

Keeping up with responsible, health-focused behaviors can help you lower your risk for illness, and generally improve your well-being. Practicing smart smile habits in particular can benefit you in several ways – you can maintain an attractive smile, while lowering your chances of suffering problems like tooth decay, or gum disease. If you are not… Read more »

Flossing Helps Keep Your Smile Fully Protected

If your strategy for preventing dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease fails to include a routine around flossing, you can leave your smile at a real disadvantage. Unfortunately, brushing tends to do a relatively poor job cleaning those spaces between teeth. When you fail to floss, bacteria can gather in these areas, which… Read more »

Watch Out For Habits That Can Harm Your Smile

Why do we need to take time out each day to clean our teeth? Our smiles face an ongoing threat from harmful oral bacteria. By brushing thoroughly at least twice a day, and flossing at least daily, you can protect yourself from an accumulation of bacteria and food debris, and avoid problems like tooth decay… Read more »

Do You Have Tartar On Your Teeth?

If you have tartar on your teeth, brushing and flossing can fail to help remove it. This substance – a form of plaque that has enjoyed time to harden – is not a material you can remove through at-home care alone. One of the reasons regular dental checkups are encouraged is so that you can… Read more »

3 Reasons Why Fluoridated Water Is Great!

“The government is putting stuff in our water, man!” is a phrase you usually hear used by some conspiracy nut in a sci-fi movie, but they are actually right… kind of. The government has been putting fluoride in our public water supplies for well over seventy years now, which has helped to strengthen the enamel… Read more »

The Importance Of Pediatric Dentistry

Most of our good and bad habits develop in childhood, and when they do they are hard to change. That’s why it is important for you to help your child develop proper dental and oral hygiene habits. Our teeth are important, and you want your child to have their original teeth for life. With proper… Read more »

Ultrasonic Vs. Manual Scaling: Which Would You Prefer?

When you visit your dentist for your biannual dental cleanings, he or she will scale your teeth. This is the part that makes many people uncomfortable, mostly because of the sound of the scraping of the scaling instrument against your teeth. It is the step during the cleaning procedure that comes before polishing. In the… Read more »

Having A Baby? Congrats! But Here Are Some Things You Should Know About Your Oral Health

Did you know that any hormonal changes within your body can have an effect on your oral health? That includes puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, as your body is affected by hormonal changes during all of them. Hormonal fluctuations, particularly when your hormones surge, can influence the way your gingival tissue reacts to cavity-causing bacterial plaque… Read more »