What Happens To Your Teeth And Gums When You Forget to Floss?

So you are on your way to your six-month routine dental care appointment, and suddenly you realize you haven’t flossed since your last cleaning! Oops. Have you ever found yourself in this scenario? First of all, don’t think that you are alone. Studies show that most adults don’t floss their teeth regularly. Second, know that […]

How Does Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth Actually Work

If you have sensitive teeth, you know tooth sensitivity is no fun. No one enjoys feeling pain when they consume something hot or cold. Thankfully, many products are available today to help reduce sensitivity so that eating and drinking aren’t so painful. Sensitivity can range from minor to severe. Sometimes it’s a sign of something […]

Why is Saliva So Important For Your Dental Health

Did you know that one commonly overlooked factor in dental health is your saliva? Saliva plays a vital role at the beginning of your food digestion, but it also plays many roles in your mouth’s health. Surveys show that many of us rarely think about saliva unless we find ourselves with a dry mouth. When […]

What Does Stress Do To Your Teeth & Mouth?

“Do you find yourself under a lot of stress?” Don’t be surprised if your dentist or dental hygienist asks you this question while you’re in the dental chair. More and more signs of stress are showing up in our mouths. Studies show a correlation between stress and tooth pain, as well as stress and teeth […]

What Is Dental Debridement And Why Would I Need It?

It’s been a while since you’ve seen your dentist. No worries, your dental hygienist can help you get your oral health back on track. We all build up plaque, a soft, sticky substance that forms on teeth. Over time, minerals in our saliva can mineralize soft plaque into a hard substance known as tartar buildup. […]

What To Do For A Dental Emergency While Traveling

When it comes to traveling, most of us agree we prefer to be well prepared. Yet, no matter how prepared one is for traveling, unfortunate situations still arise. Lost luggage while traveling seems to be at the top of vacation nightmares, but a dental emergency is also a big concern. A painful toothache, a chipped […]

Should I Change My Toothbrush After Being Sick?

We’ve all struggled with sickness enough to know that it’s not fun. Chances are you’ve heard your fair share of “do this and not that” when it comes to sickness and staying healthy. Perhaps you’ve been told to Immediately wash the sheets, disinfect the house, clean the bathrooms, and throw away your toothbrush. Throwing out […]

Are Sugar-Free Drinks Safe For Your Teeth?

When it comes to tooth decay, most people realize sugar has direct effects on our teeth. While you might have heard your dentist refer to watching your sugar intake to reduce your risk of cavities, many aren’t as familiar with acidity and how this affects our teeth. While it would be nice and convenient if […]

What Exactly Is Dental Bone Loss?

Dental bone loss refers to the loss of bone mass in the jaw. It most likely occurs because of periodontitis or tooth loss. Periodontitis is the inflammation of tissues supporting the teeth that is caused by a certain bacteria in the mouth. Over time, this bacteria can eventually lead to the loosening of the teeth. […]

7 Things Your Dentist Can Tell From Looking In Your Mouth

You might think that your doctor knows your overall health best, but did you know that your mouth is actually a picture window into your overall health? Yes, your dentist can give you an updated report on your cavities but good dental health can also be a good indication of your overall health. Dentists and […]