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How Your Diet Affects Your Teeth

We've almost all heard that sugar is bad for our teeth, but why? And are sugary foods the only ones that we should avoid to prevent tooth decay? Before we answer these questions, we need to understand tooth enamel and its importance. What is Tooth Enamel? Tooth enamel...

Avoid Oral Piercing Complications with Proper Oral Hygiene

Piercing can go way back the ancient times. Most popular are the ear piercing and nose piercing. Body piercing, in general, is very popular in the sense that it is a form of self-expression. Piercing may cause harm rather than provide well for your health is tongue...

Is Mouthwash Safe for Children?

Mouthwash or mouth rinse is an antiseptic solution which mainly used to reduce the microbial load in the oral cavity. There are other functions of mouthwash that maybe recommend for the purpose of analgesic, anti-inflammatory or anti-fungal action. Use of mouthwash is...

Dentists are our Best Friends

    Dentists are medical professionals who are expert in the needs of our teeth and how to correct it.  They also can make our smiles beautiful and will remain as it is.  That is as long as we make regular visits to our dentist whom we are comfortable with and became...

Is Summertime a Threat to Your Child’s Tooth Health?

Summertime is here and for many families that means more relaxed schedules, outdoor activities, and leniency with meals and snacks. Unfortunately, these shifts in routine can sometimes cause tooth care to be neglected and oral health may suffer. To make sure your...

What You Should Know About Using a Waterpik

Waterpiks, also called water flossers, are devices that can be a great supplement to your oral care regimen. Waterpiks generally cost between $30 and $70 and can help to remove debris that may be difficult to reach. Waterpik works by spraying a stream of water that...

Are E-Cigarettes As Bad for Your Dental Health as Smoking?

Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes or mods, are often used as an aid to quit smoking. E-cigarettes are considered by many to be a safer alternative to smoking, but the truth is that there have not been enough scientific studies performed to be completely...

Why Is My Breath Bad and What Can I Do About It?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to improve your breath. The exact course of action may vary, as there are many reasons for bad breath. Taking actions to make your breath smell better is worth...

The Power of a Good Dental Cleaning

Most dentists recommend that you come in for a professional cleaning every six months. If you brush and floss regularly, it may seem like this professional dental cleaning is overkill. However, there is much to be gained from visiting a dentist as scheduled for...

How to Stop Grinding Teeth

“Bruxism,” more commonly known as clenching, gnashing or grinding of teeth is one of the most common oral conditions dentists see. Many of us do it without even knowing. In fact, most patients do it in their sleep. It’s important to understand what bruxism does so ou...

What Is a Cavity and How Did I Get It?

Dental cavities are one of the most common afflictions affecting the teeth and can affect patients of any age. While almost everyone has had a cavity diagnosed and treated, however, many don’t know what a cavity actually is or why it forms. Understanding more about...

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Do you have braces? Congratulations – you’re one step closer to your dream smile! On your journey, it's important to pay extra attention to your oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing is trickier, and food particles and plaque can get stuck in the brackets and cause bad...

5 Foods that Can Help Fight Cavities and Tooth Loss

Here’s a reason to smile: some of the most delicious snacks are actually good for your teeth! We've compiled a list of foods that help build healthy gums and teeth, or help control plaque and acidity. So go ahead and eat for nicer teeth – just don’t forget to brush...

Why Do I Fear the Dentist? (Hint: It Could Be in Your Genes!)

In a recent study conducted by researchers at a West Virginia University, interesting new insights were found into why some people fear the dentist. The researchers found that some of the genetic factors that cause people to fear pain also make patients more likely to...

Don’t Let the Holidays Taint Your Smile

The holidays can make you smile, but if you’re not careful, they can also dim your pearly whites. The food, drinks, and rushing around that the holidays bring can make it tougher to keep your teeth clean and shiny. This year, observe the following tips through the...

Warning: There Is a Link between Gum Disease and Oral Cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of all adults have gum disease. Despite the commonality of the condition, its seriousness shouldn’t be underestimated. Some studies have shown that fatty acids from the bacteria present in...

Why You Should Bring Up Sleep Apnea at Your Next Dentist Visit

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea or even just suspect that you might have the condition, you’d probably never think to bring it up at the dentist. Doing so could help you to get better treatment and ultimately a better night sleep, however. You may even...