Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Tips ’ Category

Top Five Things that Stain your Teeth

Christmas is a time for family, feasting and fun.  It may be a time when people worry a little more about their smiles because we often take lots of photos during the holiday festivities.  There is still time for you to whiten your smile before Christmas.  But if you are too busy for that, you […]

Bad Holiday Habits to Avoid this Year

The holidays are full of family, food and fun.  Most people also enjoy some time off from work, which gets us out of our normal routine.  While you are enjoying a break, it can be easy to fall into some bad habits.  Here are some important things to consider as you relax this week. Drinking […]

How Sealants Protect your Teeth from Holiday Sweets

Most people think that sealants are just for kids.  The truth is that sealants benefit anyone with a risk for cavities.  As you approach the holiday season that we usually pack full of sweet treats, you should consider sealants as an option to protect your teeth. What is a Sealant? A sealant is a preventive […]

Why Denture-Wearers Still Need to Go to the Dentist

Did you know that even people with no teeth need to see a dentist at least once a year?  We know that one of the temptations to remove all of your teeth and wear dentures is the idea of never going to the dentist again.  Especially for people with severe dental phobias, this temptation is […]

How Smoking Affects Your Mouth

You know smoking is bad for you.  You know it causes emphysema and lung cancer.  Did you know it is also really terrible for your oral health?  Smoking worsens your risk for every oral health problem. Smoking Causes Dry Mouth One of the ways smoking causes dry mouth is by physically drying out the tissues […]

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 […]