Brushing Up on Dental Hygiene Basics

Are you cleaning your mouth correctly? Your oral hygiene routine is an important aspect of preventing oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re not brushing your teeth correctly and flossing, you’re increasing your risks for developing diseases that can literally destroy your teeth, gums, and facial bones. If you have questions…

Healthy Ways to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Giving in to your sweet tooth could increase your risks for tooth decay, especially if you eat sweet items loaded in sugar and acid frequently. Too many candy bars or bowls of ice cream could lead to the need for restorative treatments like fillings and crowns from our dentist. Fortunately, there are healthier ways to…

Why Flossing is So Important

If we were to only brush our teeth and not floss, we can only clean about 70% of the surface area of our mouths. Moreover, flossing is an essential part of preventing periodontal (gum) disease because it disrupts colonies of bacteria forming at the gum line and removes debris and plaque from areas a toothbrush…

Travel Tips for Your Teeth

  Just because you’re going on vacation or traveling for business reasons, it doesn’t mean that you get a break from your oral hygiene routine. It’s important to plan for keeping your teeth healthy as much as it is to develop your sightseeing agenda or hash out your conference presentation. Here are some tips for…

Gum Disease: Not a Normal Part of Aging

Some patients may erroneously believe that gum disease is inevitable as they get older. However, this is not the case. Gum disease is a preventable condition, and if you work closely with your dentist to get routine care, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease occurs when oral bacteria attack…