Archive for the ‘ Gum Disease ’ Category

What is the Best Toothpaste for Gums?

You can’t have healthy teeth without also having healthy gums, so it’s important to have a dental care routine that focuses on the health of your gums as well as your teeth. Brushing your teeth at least two times a day, as well as flossing regularly, is the best way to keep your mouth healthy, […]

Why Mouthwash Matters

While mouthwash is only used for about 30 seconds twice a day, its impact can be significant. All mouthwashes contain alcohol and detergents. The alcohol is used to kill germs and the detergents are used to loosen plaque and debris which contributes to excellent oral health. Matching Mouthwash with Dental Needs Although saliva is our […]

Is Gum Disease Contagious and How Do I Prevent It?

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is much more common than you may think. To put it in perspective, one out of two American adults over the age of thirty have some form of gum disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 64.7 million Americans. Now, you might be concerned and asking yourself, […]

Causes, Prevention and Removal of Dental Plaque

Dental plaque is a soft, sticky substance that builds up on your teeth. It can be colorless or yellow in color and it naturally forms on teeth. Though it builds up naturally, this does not mean it is good to have. Dental plaque forms from the foods, drinks and saliva in our mouth and collect […]

The Right Way to Floss

The American Dental Association recommends we floss once a day. It doesn’t matter if you floss before or after you brush but incorporate it into your routine at least once daily. In the morning, midday or before bed, remembering to floss can save you from cavities and gum disease. Flossing removes debris and plaque that […]

The Consequences of Sugar on Teeth

Unfortunately, sugar and your teeth are not friends. Most people know this, but don’t know the exact reason behind this destructive friendship. Sugar itself does not cause cavities and tooth decay, it’s what happens after you eat that sweet piece of candy or cake. Tooth Decay & Cavities As expected, there are hundreds of bacteria […]

What Happens During Scaling and Root Planing?

Gum disease can develop overtime as plaque builds up on your teeth and around your gums. The bacteria in the plaque may cause your gums to become irritated and inflamed and you may even notice your gums start to be drawn back from your teeth. When the gums pull away, pockets are created, and this […]

What to Do for Bad Breath

Even though no one likes bad breath, this doesn’t stop it from being a common issue among patients. There are many ways to go about preventing bad breath and identifying the causes behind why bad breath occurs is the first step to stopping it. Find out what you can do to combat that stinky breath […]

Teeth Dreams & Why Teeth Can Fall Out

Have you ever had a dream where your teeth were falling out? This is a common occurrence that many people experience in their dreams. This dream could correlate to tooth irritation or other dental factors, but it more than likely has to do with stress. Here, we’ll discuss teeth dreams and what to do if […]

Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction

Misconceptions surrounding dental care are common and it is important to know what the facts are to keep your teeth healthy for life. Maintaining dental health can be simple, as long as you follow a daily routine and get regular check-ups at your dentist. Now let’s dive in deeper and set the record straight about […]