Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Tips ’ Category

What Can I Do about Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is not normal, and it isn’t something that you just have to live with.  You should not have to eat and drink everything at room temperature because you want to avoid the twinges of pain caused by hot and cold temperatures.  Are you ready to take action against sensitive teeth? Step One: Talk […]

Myth: I Don’t Need to Go to the Dentist because Nothing is Bothering Me

We hear this one all the time.  It is a dangerous myth because it could put you in a truly life-threatening situation.  We want to make the argument that maintenance is much better than repair when it comes to dentistry. Maintenance vs. Repair Analogy Think of your car.  We all know that we are supposed […]

How to Help Your Kids Prevent Cavities

While preventing cavities in your own mouth requires diligence in oral hygiene and dietary choices, preventing cavities in your children’s mouths requires even more of your attention.  Unfortunately, it is not like teaching your child to tie his own shoes and then trusting him to do it correctly every morning.  Preventing cavities involves a complex […]

Morning Breath: What Causes It and How to Prevent It

It happens to the best of us.  We wake up with cringe-worthy breath and hesitate to open our mouths in the vicinity of anything with a nose.  Or maybe you are on the sniffing end of someone else’s morning breath.  This week’s blog can help you explore some of the potential causes of morning and […]

Four Myths about Mouthwash

If you have shopped for mouthwash recently, you may have found yourself standing in the oral care aisle, amazed at the vast selection available.  When you see so many seemingly similar products, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your specific needs.  One thing that may help is debunking a few mouthwash […]

What Kind of Toothpaste Should I Use?

We hear this question all the time.  And you might be surprised to find out that it is actually a tough question for us.  There is no single correct answer to it.  We have to know quite a bit about you and your current oral health to give you the best recommendation. What is the […]

How Can I Help my Elderly Parents Care for their Teeth?

Thanks to wonderful advances in technology and healthcare, our population is aging well.  People experiences longer lifespans and more active lifestyles than ever before.  This has led to an increasing trend in the need for middle-aged people to care for their elderly parents.  As the aging process begins to affect mental and/or physical abilities of […]

Watch Your Mouth: Self-Screening for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is increasing in its incidence, and it is affecting a different demographic than it used to.  Because of this changing demographic, it is not simple to predict who will get oral cancer.  For this reason, everyone should perform a self-screening of the mouth every month.  Just as doctors recommend that women perform a […]

When Should I Pull My Child’s Tooth?

This is a question we hear from parents of six to twelve year old children because that’s the age that it seems like kids are losing teeth all the time.  If you get lucky, your child may want to pull his or her own teeth.  If you are really lucky, the teeth will just fall […]

Why Having a Dry Mouth is more than Just a Nuisance

Dry mouth is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem among our adult patients.  Some people are unaware that their mouths feel dry, and others are aware, but do not consider it to be a problem.  It is a problem, and a serious one at that! Dry mouth is a common side effect from many prescription medications, […]