Flossing Properly for Optimum Oral Health

We have made many advances in oral care, and one of the biggest is using dental floss to clean in between your teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once each day. Flossing does what your toothbrush can’t; it removes bits of food particles and plaque that stick to teeth. Although your… Read more »

You Dental Checkup Is Essential to Maintaining Good Oral Health

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day is and essentially activity for removing food particles and plaque from your mouth. However, it is only the first step in an effective oral hygiene routine. The American Dental Association also strongly recommends seeing your dentist every six months for a thorough cleaning and checkup. The initial… Read more »

How Does the ADA Seal of Acceptance Help Consumers?

Have you ever picked up a box of toothpaste and noticed something called the ADA Seal of Acceptance on it? Did you ask yourself who the ADA is and what the Seal means for you, as a consumer? The American Dental Association is a non-profit entity that has been around now for more than 125… Read more »

Why Your Pearly Whites Are Changing Color

If your teeth are losing their color and shine, there are things you can do to help restore your smile. Your local supermarket or drugstore carries whitening toothpastes which work by using abrasives to whiten teeth. They are inexpensive and easy to find—just look for the ADA Seal of acceptance on the label—but they don’t… Read more »

Got Tooth-Brushing Questions? Here Are Your Answers

To help you have the best and most effective tooth-brushing experience possible, we are happy to provide the answers to the following questions: What is the proper way to brush your teeth? The brushing technique is simple. All you need to do is hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and gently… Read more »

How to Enhance Your At-home Routine

Did you know that when you brush your teeth you only clean approximately 25% of your mouth? This is one of the reasons mouthwash is so useful. Aside from fighting bad breath, mouthwash can reach different areas of your mouth, and provide a variety of benefits. For example, some mouthwashes contain alcohol that that kills… Read more »

Tooth Extraction and Root Canals

Do you ever hesitate to make an appointment with your dentist because you know—or even think—there’s a chance you could need root canal treatment? If you do, you aren’t alone. But did you know that if a root canal, which is the soft layer in the center of your tooth, is infected or damaged, the… Read more »

Guard Your Offense And Guard Your Smile

Whether you shoot baskets, score a goal, or make a touchdown, you love playing sports so you can run, dribble, kick, and pass with your team. However, one aspect of sports no one loves is injury, especially if it is made to the face. If you experience oral trauma while playing a sport, you could… Read more »

Canker Sores 101

Canker sores are annoying and painful, and can make simple activities like eating and talking unpleasant. Generally, these sores don’t require dental treatment, and should fade on their own after a week or two. However, we strongly recommend visiting a dentist if you have a particularly persistent or painful sore. While no one is exactly… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Electric and Manual Toothbrushes

When it comes to choosing the right toothbrush for your smile, your preference is all that matters. Many people aren’t sure if an electric toothbrush is more beneficial than a manual toothbrush, and this blog isn’t here to tell you which to choose. It is, however, here to help you know the pros and cons… Read more »