Dr. and our dental team recommend cleaning your smile twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Do you ever wonder why this is the case? If so, we are more than happy to help you! There are many things brushing can do for your smile. First, brushing can keep your smile free from plaque. This… Read more »
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Toothbrush Care: A Few Facts
As you probably know, brushing your teeth is an extremely important part of your oral hygiene routine. You may have also heard that brushing your teeth can actually help you protect the health of your entire body. If you don’t brush well, you may experience a number of issues–but did you know that if you… Read more »
Bad Breath: Causes & Helpful Tips
Do you suffer from bad breath? Are you self-conscious that others will notice? Don’t let your struggles have a negative impact on your social life. There are many causes of bad breath, as well as many solutions. Common Causes: Dry Mouth – Does your mouth feel dry and sticky? You may not be producing enough… Read more »
What Is Gum Disease?
What is gum disease, or gum recession? Gum disease happens when gum tissue surrounding the teeth pull back from the tooth, exposing either the tooth or the tooth roots. When this happens, gaps form between the teeth and the gum line, allowing bacteria accumulate. This bacterial film can harden into tartar causing long-term problems including… Read more »
Care for Your Teeth . . . And Your Toothbrush
Do you visit your dentist regularly? Do you floss every day? Do you make a point of brushing after meals, morning, and night? Do you even brush for two minutes at a time? If you do, congratulations. But did you know that there is something else you can—and should—do to keep your smile healthy? To… Read more »
What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?
The inside of your tooth holds a soft pulp tissue which contains the nerve of the tooth. This is surrounded by a material called dentin, which is further surrounded by cementum at the tooth root and enamel at the crown. When the dentin is exposed, the tooth becomes sensitive. Here are a few ways sensitive… Read more »