Dental Tips

Over 60? Dental Hygiene Is Critical for Good Health

Good dental hygiene is important at any age. As you age, you may think your days of cavities and regular dental visits should lessen, but the opposite is actually true. Keeping up with healthy dental habits becomes even more important as you get older. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing on a daily basis is a must if you want to keep your teeth from forming cavities, just as when you were younger. [...]

By |2018-07-13T17:41:18+00:00July 16th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Bad Habits That Can Wreck Your Teeth

You probably have a few bad habits and routines you've become accustomed to doing, often without even thinking about them. Some of these bad habits can be damaging your teeth and even your overall oral health. Smoking and Your Teeth For example, smoking is bad habit for many people. Not only can smoking cause lung cancer, but it can also place you at risk for oral cancer and gum disease. Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco [...]

By |2018-06-27T16:27:34+00:00June 15th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Why Flossing is Important

Why You Really Need to Floss? Many people find that the most tedious and unpleasant part of daily oral hygiene is flossing. A lot of patients ask if flossing is really necessary. The simple fact is that if you don’t floss to remove food particles between your teeth, they aren’t going to go away by themselves without first breaking down and causing the spread of bacteria, and that is very likely to cause gum disease [...]

By |2018-05-23T20:22:19+00:00May 16th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

How Important Is Dental Hygiene For Expectant Moms?

With all that you have to monitor and prepare for during pregnancy, taking care of your dental hygiene may be very low on your to-do list. The truth, however, is that caring for your teeth and gums both before and during pregnancy plays a very important role in both your and your baby's overall health. As you're probably already aware, pregnancy causes a variety of hormonal changes in your system. These bodily adjustments place you [...]

By |2018-07-11T15:48:29+00:00April 30th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Help Your Teeth Survive Braces: Diet & Hygiene

Getting braces is one of the best ways to obtain a perfect smile. These orthodontic devices are designed to gradually straighten your teeth over time. However, you must take care of them in order to maintain good oral hygiene. Here are some important tips for living with braces. Be Careful About What You Eat While wearing braces, you’ll need to temporarily refrain from eating certain foods. Eating the wrong stuff can actually break your braces or [...]

By |2018-04-11T20:40:16+00:00April 16th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Star Athlete: Dental Tips

Don't Let the Competition Ruin Your Smile: Dental Tips for Athletes Whether you’re a star athlete or simply enjoy participating in sports, caring for your teeth should remain a top priority. You don’t want to ruin your beautiful smile. Here are some important dental tips for athletes. Always Wear a Mouth Guard Even if you consider yourself to be an especially tough competitor, don’t take chances by failing to wear a mouth guard. From rugby [...]

By |2018-03-23T15:31:55+00:00March 30th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, it’s important to continue taking care of your teeth and gums. In fact, it’s a good idea to schedule a dental cleaning and complete checkup before you plan on becoming pregnant, so any oral health issues can be dealt with beforehand. Also, the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing gum disease, which can negatively affect the health of the developing fetus, making ongoing dental care an [...]

By |2018-02-28T20:19:12+00:00September 29th, 2017|Dental Tips|Comments Off on Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Canker Sores: A Pain in the Mouth

Virtually everyone has experienced a canker sore at some point. Although these yellowish mouth ulcers typically go away on their own, there are some that will require medical attention. Let’s check out some of the key facts about canker sores. What does a canker sore look like? Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers, are often confused with cold sores. However, canker sores are found inside your mouth opposed to being on the outside. Cold [...]

By |2018-02-28T20:25:29+00:00September 15th, 2017|Dental Tips, General Dentistry|Comments Off on Canker Sores: A Pain in the Mouth

How to Care for Your Dentures

What benefits have you enjoyed since wearing dentures? In addition to your lovely smile, it’s likely you can bite and chew with greater ease. As a result, your digestion may be better. Your speech may also be clearer. To ensure a long life for your new teeth, they require diligent care. Proper handling will also help protect your oral health. Here’s how to maintain your dentures. Handling After each meal, rinse out the appliance with water. For [...]

By |2018-03-02T17:08:10+00:00August 31st, 2017|Dental Tips|Comments Off on How to Care for Your Dentures

Painful Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

Tooth sensitivity, also known by the fancier name dentin hypersensitivity, affects millions of people. Most sufferers feel the most discomfort when they drink or eat something very hot or very cold. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by receding gums or the erosion of tooth enamel, both of which can expose nerves that trigger pain. There are toothpastes available that can help with sensitive teeth, but the best way to deal with the problem is to [...]

By |2018-03-06T19:30:37+00:00April 28th, 2017|Dental Tips|Comments Off on Painful Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold