4 Foods that are Great for Your Dental Health

May 25th, 2017
Foods that Strengthen Your Teeth

Apples are great for your teeth. Learn some other foods that promote your dental health below!

As the saying goes “you are what you eat”, and nowhere is this saying more apt than when talking about your teeth. If you eat a lot of junk food, you should expect that your teeth won’t be very healthy! On the other hand, eating the right foods can strengthen your teeth and improve your overall oral health. Here are four foods that studies have shown are great for your dental health. Read the rest of this entry »

Weird Toothpaste Flavors from Around the Globe

May 18th, 2017
Weird Toothpaste Flavors from Around the World

Some countries have some weird toothpaste flavors that have become popular! Learn some of the weirdest below.

It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that mint is the most popular flavor of toothpaste in the United States. In our country, various focus groups have concluded that mint is the flavor most associated with freshness. Not to mention, it is great at masking odors and the cooling sensation produced makes your mouth feel cleaner as well. However, just because we really like minty toothpaste doesn’t mean the rest of the world does. In fact, many countries have some downright weird toothpaste flavors that are more popular than you might believe! Here are some of the weird toothpaste flavors from some countries around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Switch Your Morning Cup of Coffee with Green Tea for Healthier Teeth

May 11th, 2017
Green Tea

Green tea is a great option for a healthier way to get your morning jolt!

Are you one of those people who can’t function in the morning without a cup of coffee? Coffee has various recognized health benefits (when consumed in moderation), but one of its more obvious drawbacks is the way it stains your teeth. If you’re looking for a healthier way to get your boost in the morning, consider switching to green tea! Not only is green tea a good way to start the day, it can actually to healthier teeth and better oral health – here are five reasons why. Read the rest of this entry »

Have a Painful Tooth Crown? Here are the Causes and Treatment

May 4th, 2017
Tooth Crown Pain

Even if you’ve been fitted with a tooth crown, you could still develop a toothache.

If you asked someone on the street to make a list of the most painful experiences they have gone through, chances are that a toothache would rank pretty high on that list. It makes it painful to eat and drink and it doesn’t simply go away overnight. If you have a tooth crown, you might think that you’d be spared this painful experience, but unfortunately tooth crown pain exists. Seeing a dentist promptly is usually the only way to get lasting treatment for tooth crown pain. Here are some of the causes and treatment options for it. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Tips to Use Every Day for a Whiter Smile

April 27th, 2017
Whiter Smile

Use these tips for a whiter smile every day!

A white smile is a great way to boost your confidence! Your dentist can recommend a course of whitening treatments designed to remove surface stains from the enamel and give you the whiter smile you’ve always craved. After the office visit, however, you’ll need a plan to help keep your pearly whites clean for as long as possible. Here are four tips you should use every day for a whiter smile! Read the rest of this entry »

4 Ways to Reduce Teeth Grinding

April 19th, 2017
Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can lead to serious problems. Use these tips to try and alleviate the problem.

Has your partner complained about the way you grind your teeth when you go to sleep? Teeth grinding is the process of clenching your teeth when it is not chewing on anything. Known to dentists as bruxism, this condition can cause serious dental and oral damage when left untreated, including tooth fractures, tooth loss, jawbone damage, and even hearing loss. How do you reduce teeth grinding to help protect your dental health? Here are four methods that are proven to help. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do I Have a Sore on the Roof of My Mouth?

April 12th, 2017
Mouth Sore

Wondering where that sore on the roof of your mouth came from? Here are four possible causes.

While nearly everyone will develop mouth sores at some point in their lives, it’s still worth examining closely when you get one. There are plenty of reasons why a sore might develop on the roof of your mouth, some of which are more benign than others. In general, a sore on the roof of your mouth may have one of these four possible causes. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Toothbrushes

April 6th, 2017
Toothbrushes

Do you know how to properly take care of your toothbrushes?

Toothbrushes are the basic implements everyone uses to keep their teeth clean and their mouth healthy. By brushing twice a day, you can prevent almost every dental problem out there! But how much do you really know about toothbrushes? Do you know what kinds are available? How to take care of them? When it’s time to replace them? Here’s some important, pertinent information about the humble toothbrush to take to heart! Read the rest of this entry »

Is Water Flossing Better than Traditional Flossing?

March 30th, 2017
Water Flossing vs. Regular Flossing

Is water flossing better than regular flossing? Learn below!

We all know how important flossing is in our daily dental care routine. Along with brushing twice a day, flossing helps remove food from between our teeth and protects against gum disease and gingivitis. However, you might have found yourself in the oral care section of the local department store and seen something called a water flosser. These new devices started appearing on the market at around the same time as electric toothbrushes. Is water flossing any better than regular flossing? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do I Have a Metallic Taste in My Mouth?

March 22nd, 2017
Metallic Taste in Mouth

Metallic taste in your mouth is certainly unpleasant, but it is usually not chronic.

Have you ever had a metallic taste in your mouth for no apparent reason? This affects many of our patients, but the causes for it are varied. This condition, rarely chronic in nature, is known in the medical community as parageusia. What causes metallic taste and is it preventable? Read the rest of this entry »