How to Maintain Your Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth twice a day along with proper flossing prevents a myriad of health problems.  Always remember that you need to keep your toothbrush clean as much as possible to prevent developing oral problems.  The American Dental Association (ADA) has several recommendations on how to achieve that. You should replace your toothbrush every 3 […]

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Sugar-Free Candy That Can Potentially Lower Cavities?

The journal Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins recently published a study by the German company, Organobalance GmbH, regarding a specific type of sugar-free candy they created that can potentially reduce cavities by “significantly lowering bad oral bacterias” in your mouth.  Let’s hope that this leads to something that candy lovers can rejoice about. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269685.php


Teeth Whitening Products

For the last 10 years the products that claim to help whiten ones teeth have exploded.  By bleaching the teeth you actually have to change its natural color.  This is done using peroxide.  It helps remove deep stains within the teeth as well as the surface.  On the other hand you have non-bleaching products that […]

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Flouride Treatment

What is fluoride? Food debris that is left in the mouth usually creates plaque and if not removed encourages bacteria from forming.  The bacteria then create acids that destroy tooth enamel.   Fluoride is one of the naturally occurring mineral in nature that helps keep the enamel layer of your teeth intact.  It helps remineralize damaged […]


Reasons to see a dentist

The American Dental Association (ADA) has listed 15 signs when you’ll need to see your dentist: Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold Your gums are puffy and/or they bleed when you brush or floss You have fillings, crowns, dental implants, dentures, etc. You don’t like the way your smile or teeth look You […]

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bruxism

Bruxism, the unconsciously gritting or grinding of the teeth in times of stress or during sleep occurs more often than many people think.  Constant grinding of the teeth eventually leads to tooth damage and pain in the jaw.  It often occurs when one is asleep and not really detected unless there has been significant damage […]


Taking Care of Your Teeth While Pregnant

While pregnant you may experience some changes in your oral health. The primary changes are due to a surge in hormones – mainly an increase in estrogen and progesterone –- can intensify the way gum tissues react to plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed, it might lead to gingivitis – red, swollen, tender gums that […]

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Why Do General Dentists Refer to Specialists?

Several general dentists treat a vast majority of treatments for patients; however there are some more complex procedures that will cause for a general dentist to refer out to a specialist. Whether or not a general dentists refers out to a specialist or not, normally depends on their own personal training and experience with particular […]


Brush Up on Healthy Teeth

Simple Steps for Kids’ Smiles*   1. Start cleaning teeth early. As soon as the first tooth appears, begin cleaning by wiping with a clean, damp cloth every day.  When more teeth come in, switch to a small, soft toothbrush.  Begin using toothpaste with fluoride when the child is 2 years old.  Use toothpaste with […]

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Taking Care of Your Teeth During Cancer Treatment

Taking care to make sure your health is in the best possible way during cancer treatment is a very difficult thing to do.  The National Institute of Head and Craniofacial Research has some excellent advice on how to care for your mouth.  They recommend seeing your dentist several weeks ahead of your cancer treatment for […]