When it comes to proper brushing technique, there are a lot of conflicting methods coming from different sources. Toothbrush companies say one thing, while your dentist may say another. Brushing in small circular motions, brushing in short strokes, which type of brush to use, how hard to brush, and when to do so are all … Continue reading Dentists Finally Decide on The Proper Brushing Technique
Gingivitis is known as the early stage of gum disease, a serious condition that affects the soft tissues surrounding your teeth. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from gum disease, and for most patients, it is often preventable. Before gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) sets in, its symptoms can be seen in the … Continue reading The Signs of Gingivitis
America is in the midst of a very real craze that is bubbling throughout the nation: seltzer. Between seltzer waters and “spiked” alcoholic seltzer beverages, it’s time to bring something to everyone’s attention: the effects of fizzy drinks on your smile! Indeed, retail sales of fizzy beverage grew 88% in the last six years, and … Continue reading Is Sparkling Water Bad For Your Teeth?
Teeth are very strong and powerful. Our teeth crush, tear, and cut up food, which makes our lives so much easier. But how much power are our teeth actually packing? Well, when it comes down to it, our teeth are way stronger than we ever expected. When you chew, you run the risk of biting … Continue reading Chomping Habits
Thousands of people deal with some form of anxiety. In addition to affecting the lives of those who deal with them, anxiety can be difficult to manage. However, something that people with anxiety disorders may not have realized is that their anxiety could be affecting their oral health. Roughly one in six adult Americans are … Continue reading Social Anxiety and Teeth Grinding
When you think about dental hygiene for your kids, are brushing and flossing the only things that come to mind? These two items are highly important to maintain good oral health, but recently, the American Dental Association “recommends earlier fluoride distribution for children,” meaning parents will have to put a tad more effort in caring … Continue reading Beaver Enamel: What Can We Learn?
When you think about dental hygiene for your kids, are brushing and flossing the only things that come to mind? These two items are highly important to maintain good oral health, but recently, the American Dental Association “recommends earlier fluoride distribution for children,” meaning parents will have to put a tad more effort in caring … Continue reading ADA Recommends Earlier Fluoride Distribution for Children
Maybe you’ve seen the multi-colored bottles of minty-fresh mouthwash in the supermarket and have been wondering what the benefits are of adding mouthwash to your routine. Mouthwash won’t be the answer to all of your oral health needs, so read on to figure out what mouthwash can and can’t do for you. When adding mouthwash … Continue reading Why Add Mouthwash to Your Oral Health Routine?
While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, how can it affect your mouth? A study in the Journal of Periodontology done by Brazilian researchers has found that alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. According to the study, drinking can heighten risk factors … Continue reading Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?
We all know that brushing daily is a must if we want clean teeth and a healthy mouth. But, have you ever wondered what are some of the natural ways you can maintain your oral health? To satisfy your curiosity, here is a list of natural foods that help keep your teeth strong and healthy. … Continue reading Three Foods that Keep Your Teeth Healthy