Tongue Cleaners and You

The toothbrush and floss are often the stars of the show, but what do you know about their little sister, the tongue scraper? Tongue scrapers may not be as essential to dental health as toothbrushes and floss are, but they can be a great supplement to your hygiene habits if you’re looking for a way… Read more »

Effective Cleaning Habits for Preventing Halitosis

An often-overlooked condition that can arise due to poor dental habits or other oral health problems is halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath. Bad breath typically arises due to bacteria in your mouth emitting bad odors, but it can also be caused by the foods you consume and underlying health conditions within your body…. Read more »

Getting Used to Your Dentures

When people think of dentures, they often picture someone over the age of 65. However, many adults in the United States of varying ages are missing one or more teeth, or have teeth that need to be replaced. While dental implants have become very popular in recent years, some people may not be suitable candidates… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Gum Disease

Because gum disease can be painless in its earliest stages, many people may not know that they have it. Some people may not even think about preventing gum disease, or having it treated until it becomes a serious issue. Often, your dentist will be the first one to spot gum disease, which is why it… Read more »

Brushing With Dentures

You may think that because your dentures are not your “real teeth” your days of brushing are over. Not quite! Dentures may not be natural teeth, but they still need to be properly cleaned if they are to do their jobs effectively. Dentures can collect food debris, just like natural teeth. That can lead to… Read more »

Dental Crowns Can Improve Your Smile

You may find yourself with a tooth that is severely discolored or damaged, either by decay or by a trauma to your mouth. If your tooth has been weakened to the point that it is in danger; or if the tooth is needed to hold a dental bridge in place or cover an implant, your… Read more »

What Do You Know about Oral Emergencies?

Are you aware of any common oral emergencies? An oral emergency is often characterized as any type of emergency associated with your mouth that often takes place completely by accident and occurs swiftly. This can include brutally bitten lips or fractured and dislocated teeth. If you suffer blunt force trauma or suffer a fall, it… Read more »

Why You Should Stop Smoking

Research institutes have proven that smoking is harmful to your health. The life expectancy for smokers is ten years shorter than the average human’s and it kills nearly a half million Americans every year. There are many reasons why. It causes throat, lung, and oral cancer; destroys your gums and teeth; deteriorates lung tissue; and… Read more »

Foods That Can Enhance and Protect Your Teeth and Gums

Protecting your teeth tends to be a daunting task that requires patience and daily cleaning routines. However, there are some simple tricks and hidden gems along the way that can assist you. For instance, some foods can enhance and protect your teeth and gums. This includes the following: – One of the most helpful oral… Read more »

When It’s Time for a Dental Bridge

Has Dr. told you that it’s time for a dental bridge? You may be wondering about the implications. Look no further! A bridge is a non-removable oral appliance that serves as a replacement for one or more missing teeth in a row. It is fastened to your mouth by two crowns that are placed over… Read more »