Archive for the ‘ oral health ’ Category

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 it is for a healthy mouth, we don’t really give […]

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 […]

How to Clean Your Tongue the Right Way

A dirty tongue may very well be the cause of your bad breath. Getting into the habit of brushing your tongue during your daily routine is a good idea. The American Dental Association recommends we brush our tongue each time we brush our teeth, once in the morning and once at night. Using mouthwash after […]

The ABC’s of Kid’s Dental Care

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we would like to put a spotlight on the importance of kid’s dental care from the moment their first tooth breaks through the gum. Following the 2-2-2 rule is a great way to keep your kid’s teeth healthy. The 2-2-2 rule goes like this: Visit your dentist […]

The Best Foods for Your Teeth

For those who don’t know, your diet and oral health have a direct relationship. You are at greater risk of tooth decay and cavities when your diet consists of sugary foods like candy and soft drinks. Before we get into what the best foods for your teeth are, we want to emphasize how important it […]