Believe it or not our tongue is a vital part of our oral and overall body health. Keeping your tongue clean is a very important part of your oral hygiene. The easiest way to do that is to brush your tongue. What you may not know is that our tongues hold over 10,000 taste buds, And double the amount of bacteria. Bacteria that hide out on our tongues can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. Read more »
First off a tooth should never be extracted unless a dental provider has been consulted. With that being said there are specific reasons why it’s a better idea to extract the tooth. Most dental providers will not extract a tooth without discussing the pros and cons. Many will also recommend getting an implant in place of that tooth. An implant will help to keep healthy bone around the site where the original tooth was lost. Read more »
- Soft bristle toothbrushes. Soft bristle toothbrushes are best because they do not cause gingival recession
- Discard brushes after sickness. Toothbrushes can have microbal buildup, which can make you sick all over again.
- Don’t brush too hard. Over brushing can erode enamel and irritate gums. After time it can cause an increase sensitivity and recession of the gums.
- Drink lots of water. Water is not only important for overall health,
It seems like most people have at least one bad habit. When I was younger mine was nail biting. I have since grown out of it and I’m so glad I have since now I know there are things that could affect your mouth and teeth.
The first thing that can be affected are your front teeth. The enamel on your teeth is pretty strong but if you’ve bitten your nails before you know how strong they can be also. Read more »
Everyone wants whiter teeth. Zoom is an in office whitening procedure. If you are not up to date with you dental cleanings we always recommend having one done prior to getting Zoom.
Let me tell you the process that happens with Zoom whitening.
Your scheduled appointment will take approximately two hours. First, your hygienist will take an impression of your teeth…Which will be used to make whitening trays for you to take home along with a syringe of waiting gel for maintenance. Read more »
So many of us have busy lives and end up putting off our needs because of lack of time. One thing you should not do is put off seeing your dentist when you’re having problems with your mouth. Here are 5 signs you should buzz the doctor for an appointment.
- Tooth pain- when a toothache starts it’s very difficult to ignore it. At first you try to deal with the pain with homemade remedies but if the pain persists it maybe time to call the doctor.
Whether outside working in your yard or on the beach catching some rays, SPF should be a very important part of your daily routine.
If you have ever gotten a sunburn on your face or lips and he would agree it’s painful and no fun.
Protecting your face and the rest of your body is pretty self-explanatory when it comes to sun damage and cancer, but many people often forget about their lips. Read more »
What is more refreshing than a nice slice of lemon in your water or a piece of fresh orange?
With summer just around the corner and fruit in full bloom make sure you’re paying attention to how much you are eating and using in your water.
Certain citrusy fruits can be one of the leading causes to dental erosion.
Teeth have a very strong enamel; however, that enamel can be weakened and compromised when they are exposed to too much acidic substance. Read more »
Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw? Are you getting earaches or neck aches?
You may be grinding your teeth at night.
Teeth grinding, better known as Bruxism, usually occurs while you’re asleep ;however, can happen while awake.
The causes of Bruxism are not clear but stress is one possible cause. Other things that are thought to be associated with teeth grinding are anxiety, sleep apnea and misaligned teeth. Read more »
So you’re at the dentist, and in pain. Two words come out of the dentists mouth… Root canal. What are your first thoughts??
Well I’m here to calm those thoughts and tell you a little bit about root canals.
First off, there are many different reasons for needing a root canal. A few of those causes include deep decay, a chip or crack in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth that may have caused damage in the pulp area. Read more »