Oral Health

Oral health tips and preventative care.

Good Oral Hygiene Starts Here

More than half of adult Americans claim they brush their teeth twice a day. While this is good news for the oral health of the population, the statistics do not show how many of these people are brushing properly. The…

Preventing Plaque

Preventing Plaque

Spending your day in the dentist’s chair having plaque scraped from teeth is no fun. While it is necessary to go to your dentist for regular cleanings, there are also some things you can do to prevent plaque build-up before…

Fun Floss Facts

Fun Facts About Dental Floss

Most people know that they should brush and floss their teeth once or twice daily for good oral health. Knowing and doing are definitely not the same, though. Here are some fun facts you may not have known about flossing.…

Receding Gums & Oral Health

What It Is Often dubbed “long-in-the-tooth” for the appearance it gives, receding gums expose the roots of the teeth as gum tissue wears away or pulls back from the crown. Gingival recession can cause discomfort and pain when the person…

How to Floss Properly

floss properly

Your dentist tells you that you need to floss, and it may sound easy enough, but did you know that many people are flossing incorrectly? If you have never asked your dentist for proper instruction on flossing, or you are…

The Importance of Wearing Mouthguards

protect your teeth with a mouthgaurd

When a child loses his two front teeth, it’s cute and we write songs about it. When an adult loses any of his or her teeth, it’s embarrassing and can have a major impact on quality of life. Missing Teeth…

Safe-for-Your-Teeth Treats

safe for your teeth easter treats

With Valentine’s Day just behind us and Easter around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about indulgent treats and how they affect our bodies. Many people consider only calories as they think about the treats they want to eat…

How Sugar Harms Your Teeth

Sugar bad for your teeth

Sugar, while a tasty treat, is one of the most harmful substances that most people consume on a daily basis. In addition to being harmful to your metabolism, insulin, blood-sugar and energy levels, sugar can have a negative effect on…

The Diabetes & Oral Health Connection

diabetes and gum disease

November was National Diabetes Month. In honor of diabetes awareness we’re exposing the link between diabetes and oral health. Many people don’t realize that diabetes is very closely linked to your overall health, and the two can have a big…

The Oral / Overall Health Connection

oral health = overall health

Your oral health and overall health are more connected than you might realize, and many doctors are teaming up with dental health professionals to make sure that you are taking good care of your mouth in order to take good…