Each time you visit the dentist you eagerly wait in the chair as the dentist peers around the inside of your mouth to give you the final answer. “You don’t have any cavities.” Not having any cavities is a relief, but there’s more to understanding cavities than just knowing that they are painful. If you […]
Taking care of your teeth starts with you, but it’s tough when you don’t have proper tools. Many dentists will give their patients a “goodie” bag with a mini toothpaste, floss, and toothbrush inside. These items are the makings of a dental care kit that you should have in your home. If you open up […]
When you are browsing the toothpaste aisle at the supermarket, how do you decide which one to buy? Do you choose the cheap option, the one that claims to whiten your teeth, or the one that is for sensitive teeth? With so many brands and specialties of toothpaste available, it can be difficult to make […]
Every year approximately 500,000 people get a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Implants help people feel more confident in their smiles as they converse, kiss and eat without embarrassment. A dental implant is designed to fit in your mouth as a natural piece, meaning that people won’t even realize it’s there. Here is […]
Being a parent also means being a teacher. You get to teach your kids manners, how to use a toilet (yay, potty-training!), sharing, and more. Many things you teach your children are important, but especially things that pertain to their physical, mental, emotional, and social health. One of those lessons is brushing teeth. When kids […]
Visiting the dentist can sometimes feel intimidating–whether it’s because you know you haven’t been flossing, or if it’s the shiny, silver tools you know they’ll put in your mouth. These tools are a lot to take in. The sterilized metal seems scary, but if you know what they are for it can help you feel […]
The fall holidays—Halloween and Thanksgiving—are full of tasty food and treats. However, not all of these foods are good for you, especially when it comes to your teeth. Halloween candy is notorious for getting stuck in your teeth and causing cavities, while the pies and treats of Thanksgiving also have their fair share of sugar. […]
As kids, we’re constantly nagged by parents and dentists to frequently brush our teeth. But is there a limit? Or is this a case of “too much of a good thing is a bad thing?” The truth is, it is definitely possible to over-brush, and here is why you should avoid it.
Over-brushing falls under […]
Maybe it’s all the ads on television or just a feeling in your mouth, but have you ever wondered what the big deal is with mouthwash? It’s not absolutely necessary for a healthy mouth, so why use it?
There are two types of mouthwash, cosmetic and therapeutic. Therapeutic rinses address most oral health problems while […]