We know the holidays are filled with treats and a lack of the normal routine. For some, this means enjoying your coffee in a big Christmas mug all day long. For others, it is an uptick in your red wine consumption. While this year may be different from others in its lack of parties, we will still find ways to celebrate. Here is how you can keep your smile bright and white for your in-person gatherings and your Zoom get-togethers. Continue reading Keeping Your Teeth White during the Holidays
We frequently hear from healthcare providers and fitness experts that we should drink more water. Water performs many essential functions in the body and helps us stay healthy. Does this also apply to the teeth? Continue reading Does Drinking More Water Protect Your Teeth?
The good news is, NO, Thanksgiving is not bad for your teeth. The bad news is that, YES, Thanksgiving can include some detrimental effects on your oral health. We’ll explain how that can happen, and we’ll follow with what you can do to prevent that. We want you to have the happiest and healthiest Thanksgiving yet! Continue reading Is Thanksgiving Bad for Your Teeth?
Bad breath is a serious problem. Not only does it cause embarrassment or even impairment of social interactions; it could indicate an underlying health condition. If you notice persistent bad breath (or someone tells you of it), you should not ignore it. Continue reading How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?
Smoking cigarettes is a habit affecting the health of millions of Americans. Most people are aware of the risks for lung cancer and emphysema from cigarettes. What you may not know is that smoking also damages the teeth! In this week’s blog, we will cover the relationship between cigarettes and your teeth. Continue reading Cigarettes and Your Teeth
Most people know that they should replace their toothbrushes periodically. Just exactly how often is actually variable. You need to know a few different factors about toothbrush wear and replacement to know when to replace yours. Continue reading How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?
Halloween is rapidly approaching, and you know what that means: candy galore! This is the holiday that literally sends children out to collect as much candy as they can possibly get. How can you manage such a smorgasbord of sweets? Continue reading Have a Healthy Halloween!
Many of our patients love having their teeth cleaned. We know that not everyone feels that way, though. For some, teeth cleanings are uncomfortable or even painful. The bad news is that avoiding teeth cleanings will only make matters worse. Continue reading What Does it Mean if a Teeth Cleaning Hurts?
As we approach the busy holiday season with an over-indulging celebration in each of the three Fall months, we must be aware of the potential for damage to our teeth. There are so many delightful things in which to partake that are so bad for your oral health. Continue reading Guard Your Teeth from the Holiday Season
Dental hygiene actually encompasses two realms. The first is a person’s individual practice of dental hygiene at home through brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash among other accessory methods and techniques. The second is the professional care provided for patients by registered dental hygienists during a dental visit. Continue reading National Dental Hygiene Month