Scraping your Tongue: The Benefits

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 »

When and why to extract a tooth

 

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 »

Six quick dental tips

  1. Soft bristle toothbrushes.   Soft bristle toothbrushes are best because they do not cause gingival recession
  2. Discard brushes after sickness.   Toothbrushes can have microbal buildup, which can make you sick all over again. 
  3. 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.
  4. Drink lots of water.   Water is not only important for overall health,

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