Is Fluoride Beneficial in Your Water?

You’ve heard of Fluoride before, but do you know what it actually is? Fluoride is found naturally in water (rivers, lakes, streams, and oceans) and in many foods, such as grapes and tea. It’s also added to certain processed cereals and infant formulas. Fluoride has a big benefit: It protects your teeth from the plaque, bacteria and sugars that hang …

Caring for Baby Teeth

Parents often wonder the best approach toward dental hygiene in babies and young children. Baby teeth are the “place holders” for adult teeth, which is why it’s so important to care for them from the beginning. You can start caring for baby’s gums right away by following these steps: Get a soft, moistened washcloth or piece of gauze. Gently wipe …

Can Strawberries Whiten Teeth?

Can Strawberries Whiten Teeth? The answer is YES! We all seem to want whiter teeth. Teeth cannot seem to get white enough for us most of the time. There is a great, big market out there for whitening strips and dental procedures which promise a more alabaster smile. Some of the procedures and strips are successful at providing an ivory …

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint syndrome, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), is a disorder of the jaw muscles and nerves caused by injury to the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of your head, located just in front of the ears. The joints allow the jaw to move smoothly up and …

Common Brushing Mistakes and How To Fix Them

Brushing our teeth has become second nature to us, but we are not always doing it right. It seems like such an easy task to perform, but it’s very easy to make mistakes that could end up harming our teeth instead of helping them. Give It Time Dentists recommend that we should be brushing at least twice a day, three times …

Denture Care: Steps to Maintaining Your Dentures

Denture care is, not only important for the health of your dentures, but it is also important for the health of your mouth. Taking the proper steps to ensure that your dentures are clean will help them last longer and keep your face smiling. Also with proper care and regular dental checkups, your dentures will be a healthy, natural part of …

Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Deep in the back of your mouth are your third molars, more commonly known as your wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth can often be a source of pain and discomfort when they start to appear and those troublesome wisdom teeth are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. Not everybody struggles with impacted wisdom teeth but many experts …

The importance of the right fitting dentures.

As people age, their dentures don’t change, but their mouths do. If you have false teeth, they should fit properly. Proper care and regular dental visits are important factors for keeping your mouth healthy and your dentures in good shape. Problems From Poor Fitting Dentures: With age, the gum ridges in our mouth shrink, causing the dentures to become loose …

Whats your excuse for not seeing the Dentist?

Dentistry has improved vastly over the last couple decades but that doesn’t mean the excuses have stopped. Here are some of the most popular ones: 1.) It’s going to hurt This excuse may be reasonable.  However, no good enough. The truth is that the mouth is a hypersensitive part of the body. It’s full of thousands of nerve endings and any contact …