What if we told you that brushing alone only cleans about 60% of your tooth’s surface? If you’re part of the one-third of Americans who don’t regularly floss, that’s 40% of your teeth you’re leaving an easy opening for the accumulation of plaque, tartar, and stray bits of food. This buildup, which can be almost eliminated through regular flossing, can cause cavities and eventually gum disease.
Like anything else, it’s important to have the right tool for the job. We ...Read more
We know that sometimes dental terms can seem confusing. Today, we want to shed some light on two often misunderstood procedures: dental fillings and dental crowns. Although both are relatively common procedures, many patients often do not understand the difference between the two.
The main difference between dental fillings and crowns, it turns out, is the severity and extent of the damage that needs to be treated. Fillings are for more minor instances of decay that result in cavities. Crowns ...Read more
Perhaps you wish you had been able to get braces to correct your smile when you were a teenager. It’s possible you even did have braces as a teenager but your teeth have started to shift and your once Hollywood smile has now become a bit more crooked and you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look.
As an adult, getting braces is a little different than when you were younger…Mainly because braces are more commonly seen on teenagers, or because you ...Read more
Have you ever listened to a commercial for medicine and thought, "Wow, that's a lot of adverse side effects!"? There are side effects for all sorts of medicines, from the most specialized kind to the everyday allergy medications most of us take. We've put together a quick list of four common medicines that have long-term negative effects on your mouth and that you should keep an eye on.
Inhalers & Cavities
There is a drug in most inhalers, beta agonists, that has been linked to ...Read more
Getting your kids to brush their teeth is a challenge unto itself and it's even more difficult to get them to do a thorough job. Fortunately, the digital age has made it easier than ever to make brushing a fun and engaging experience. If your child dreads brushing their teeth, try one of these dental games to encourage good oral hygiene habits:
Games That Encourage Little Ones to BrushKolibree smart toothbrush with brushing game. There's no better way to encourage ...Read more