Category: Dental Hygiene

Toothpaste Time: Do You Know The Facts?

Have you ever taken a glance at your tube of toothpaste and realized you never received any type of formal education (or even a casual education) about your paste? Perhaps you have long wondered whether gel or paste is better, if flavor matters, and how much you should really be using for effective dental hygiene…. Read more »

How Can I Prevent Plaque and Tartar?

Plaque and tartar can be extremely harmful for your teeth. If left untreated, they can cause cavities, tooth decay and tooth loss, and infection. Plaque, a sticky film made up of the bacteria within your mouth, is impossible to prevent from forming. If left untreated, it can quickly form tartar, which is calcified plaque that… Read more »

Q&A: What’s This Water Flosser I’ve Heard About?

Has someone you know mentioned using a water flosser instead of dental floss? If so, you may be feeling like there’s been a secret about dental hygiene you wish you’d known all along. Then again, you may be wondering if this news is too good to be true. As a matter of fact, this option… Read more »

Flossing: Check In On Your Technique

Do you think that over the years, you’ve come up with quite an amazing and effective system of flossing that has been working wonders for you? If you are like many patients, you might answer with something along the lines of, “No, not really.” If so, we encourage you to take a moment to check… Read more »

Electric Toothbrushes: Should I Use One?

The more you pay attention to the advertisements around you, the more you will discover you keep hearing about electric toothbrushes. While you may at first dismiss them since we are all but drowning in ads these days, you may suddenly find yourself somewhat enamored with the benefits. Rest assured, you don’t need to struggle… Read more »

Quiz: Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly?

While it might feel like as long as you brush your teeth, you’re doing all that you need to do for yourself, this isn’t the case. To ensure you’re brushing correctly for dental hygiene that offers effective results, there are a few areas that require your attention. Making sure the bristles are your best option and… Read more »

Is A Low-Carb Diet Good For Your Teeth?

We all know that a healthy diet is good for our hearts, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and can even increase our energy levels. However, now research shows that a healthy, low-carb diet is also good for our teeth. Carbohydrates turn into sugar in our bodies and we all know that sugar is not good for… Read more »

What Is The Difference Between A Regular Dental Cleaning And A Deep Cleaning?

Dental cleanings are performed to help keep your teeth clean and healthy, which means free from bacterial plaque and tartar. Certain bacteria in your mouth feed on leftover food debris and sugars from foods and beverages, and in the process multiply and produce harmful enamel-eating acids. The bacteria and acids mix with your saliva and… Read more »

Dental Quiz: Checkups And Cleanings

Checkups and cleanings are important to your dental and overall health. Although they may seem unimportant, they can prevent more serious issues from developing. So if you are skipping your checkups and cleanings because you think they are an unwarranted expense, and/or an interruption to your schedule, you may want to think again. Take the… Read more »

What Do Trees Have To Do With My Oral Health? Part 2

Trees are a wonderful thing. Trees create an ecosystem, providing the habitat and food for birds, squirrels, and forest animals. Trees keep us alive by absorbing carbon dioxide and other potentially harmful gases including carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide, and releasing the oxygen that we need to breathe. And did you know that three trees planted… Read more »