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Why It Is Important to Brush Your Gums

It is very important to properly brush your teeth and gums every day to prevent tooth loss and gum disease. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria found in plaque and has three stages: gingivitis, mild to moderate periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis, if caught early enough, can potentially be treated and reversed. If you […]

2020 Resolution: Brush Teeth 2x a Day, Everyday

Now that 2020 is underway, why not make it your resolution to maintain good oral health? You may have heard your dentist say that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, however, is there a reason why brushing two times daily is important? Here are three reasons why you should make it […]

Be Nice, Not Naughty to Your Teeth this Christmas

During the holidays we are surrounded by friends and family as well as sugary sweets everywhere we turn. The temptation and convenience of eating foods during this season that are not good for our mouths may be hard to overcome, but it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene during this time of year and all […]

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

                    You use it every day (or at least you should), it lives in your bathroom, and you use it in your mouth. Can you guess what this is? You guessed it – it’s your toothbrush! Given how often we use a toothbrush and how important […]

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, […]

Should I Consider Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding is a simple cosmetic procedure that enhances the look of your smile and is usually performed to repair chipped, decayed, or discolored teeth. Tooth Bonding Procedure First, by using a plastic resin, the dentist chooses a color that best matches your teeth. Next, the tooth you are bonding to will be etched lightly […]

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 […]

Signs, Causes and Treatments for Dental Abrasion

Dental abrasion occurs when tooth enamel wears away from an excessive external force. When enamel is lost, risk of tooth sensitivity or decay increases. So, when taking care of your teeth, you must do so gently and with care. Types of Dental Wear There are three types of tooth wear to be aware of. They […]

What are the Oil Pulling Side Effects?

Interestingly enough, oil pulling has roots in ancient India as a traditional remedy that could cure over thirty diseases in the body, not just the mouth. Due to the millions of microorganisms and bacteria that live in the mouth, it is believed that the mouth is a “mirror” to the body’s overall health. What is […]

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 […]