Posts Categorized: Dental Hygiene

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 »

3 Ways To Keep An Eye On Your Teeth This Christmas

The holiday season will be in full force this weekend with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The food and drinks will be plentiful and not all of them will be tooth-friendly. One way to keep an eye on your teeth this Christmas is to try not to indulge only in sweet treats and beverages, but to… Read more »

An Oral Hygiene Quiz For You

While most of us, let’s hope, have been brushing and flossing since our permanent teeth have erupted, many of us don’t realize that we are not doing it properly. Many of us pride ourselves on our oral hygiene habits, but are you sure you’re doing things right? Let’s find out. Take our oral hygiene quiz… Read more »

Is It Time For You To Replace Your Toothbrush?

We were not taught to change our toothbrushes as often as we change our socks, but then again, there is no need to use a new toothbrush every day. However, many of us often forget to change our toothbrush at all, or at least for a very long time. While it seems there is no… Read more »

4 Ways To Make Brushing Fun For Kids

Children aren’t born knowing how to take care of themselves, or even knowing that they need to take care of themselves. They aren’t born knowing that they need to take care of their teeth, either. It is up to the parents to teach their children such things as how and when to bath, wash their… Read more »

What Your Teeth Can Tell About You

Teeth are like fingerprints; they are individual to each person. No two people have the same fingerprints, and no two people have the same teeth. We all know from watching crime shows that a person’s body can be identified via dental records, and you don’t need many teeth to do it. But did you know… Read more »

Why Dental Cleanings Are So Important

Dental cleanings aren’t just about keeping your teeth shiny and white. They are important for other reasons as well. Usually, you have a checkup before your cleaning. Checkups can consist of digital X-rays, an oral cancer exam and sometimes more. X-rays show if you are developing a cavity in one or more teeth, where the… Read more »