Toothpaste – What You Should Know

Brushing your teeth is a very important task, but choosing the right toothpaste is just as important. Most people walk through the drug store and just pick whichever toothpaste looks best. However, more care should be put into which toothpaste you decide to buy because the health of your teeth depend on it. Check the Fluoride Levels When you are …

Dental Trend: Oil Pulling

You may have seen a couple of blogs and Facebook posts about the latest new dental trend; oil pulling. You might be wondering what oil pulling is and how does it relate to dental health. Oil pulling is actually not a recent new trend it actually has been around for years. All you need to begin oil pulling is a …

How Energy and Sports Drinks Effect Your Teeth

While we all know that sugar is considered unhealthy for your teeth, it is important to know that the acid in energy and sports drinks can also do some irreversible damage to your pearly whites. The General Dentistry journal has published research finding that energy and sports drinks contain so much acid that they start destroying teeth after only five days of …

Brushing Teeth – What You Should Know

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 teeth at least twice a day, three …

Choosing a Mouth Rinse

Ever wandered through the mouth rise aisle at the store, gazing at the wide variety of mouth rises available – all of which to protect your teeth and gums and freshen your breath? How do you choose? How can you know which promises hold true, and is a mouth rinse really necessary? There are three major types of mouth rinses: products that contain …

What is a Dental Composite?

Dentists use tooth-colored composites (white or natural-looking materials) that they have in their offices to fill cavities, repair chips or cracks, close gaps between your teeth and build up the worn-down edges of teeth. Dentists place the composites in or on the teeth where needed. Because direct composite bonding involves the precise placement of restorative material by the dentist, the direct composite …

Foods to Help With Bad Breath

These common foods can help hide bad breath — at least for a short while.   Maybe you shouldn’t have had those raw onions with your hamburger at lunch, because now you’re faced with bad breath all afternoon. Many people find they can’t hide what they ate because certain foods linger in their systems, causing bad breath. Onions and garlic are probably …

How to Prevent Teeth Grinding

Are you grinding your teeth at night? The condition, called bruxism, can be a painful problem if it goes untreated. You may not even know you’re doing it. But if you wake in the morning with jaw pain, headaches, or chipped enamel on your teeth, you might be grinding your teeth in your sleep, a condition called bruxism. Understanding Bruxism …

Why Do We Have Morning Breath?

Does this sound familiar? You wake up in the morning and quickly cover your mouth with your hand so your partner doesn’t get a whiff of your bad breath. Morning breath, also known as halitosis, can be unpleasant and it probably isn’t the way you want to greet your partner, or the day. Everyone has morning breath to some degree. …

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 …