Your Smile and Halitosis

Oftentimes, when an individual tries to treat bad breath, they end up simply masking the odors involved. To properly treat bad breath, you will have to get to the cause or the issue. This includes keeping your mouth clean and free of bacteria and finding out if there's a problem within your body that needs to be assessed. Only by... read more »

Don’t Let Cavities Take Hold of Your Molars

Do you tend towards tooth decay and cavities when you see your dentist? The molars in the back of your mouth are particularly vulnerable to decay if you are unable to clean them thoroughly every day to keep out oral debris and bacterial plaque which hardens into tartar. Usually, it is children and teens that benefit from dental sealants on... read more »

Caring For Your Dentures

If you have never worn dentures before, you may be tempted to think that just because they are not your natural teeth, the days of brushing your teeth are over. Actually nothing could be further from the truth. Food debris, plaque and bacteria can still build up on your dentures, just as they can on your teeth.In particular, food debris... read more »

How Do Gum and Mints Help Your Bad Breath?

You may already know that having bad breath can be annoying and embarrassing. Still, would you be surprised to learn that bad breath could actually indicate a more serious problem? However, have you ever wondered if mouthwashes or chewing gums could help you improve your breath? However, please remember that these options won’t offer the same benefits as brushing. Generally,... read more »

What You Should Know About Tongue Scrapers

Do you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time? Do you visit your dentist once every six months and floss every day? There are a few other things you can consider doing to improve your oral health, such as using mouthwash, but did you know that there is something you can do specifically to protect... read more »

Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy During Pregnancy

If you are expecting a baby, don’t forget to see your dentist! Finding a good obstetrician is not the only important thing you can do when you are pregnant, as your oral health can impact the health of your unborn baby. Schedule an appointment especially if it has been awhile since your last checkup and cleaning. Increased estrogen and progesterone... read more »

Good and Bad Drinks for Your Smile

Have you been told that some drinks are better for your teeth than others are? Do you know what benefits or risks are associated with certain beverages? For instance, do you know what drinks could cause tooth decay and gum disease or which drinks can help you prevent them? When you think of milk being good for your smile, do... read more »

Oral Piercings and Your Smile

Oral piercings have become much more popular lately—but are they safe? If you are considering having a piercing, whether in your tongue or lips, there are a few things you should consider. Sadly, piercings are not always safe. For example, if you have a piercing you’re may be more likely to break or chip a tooth because your piercing could... read more »