Never before have we had such a vast selection of toothbrushes to choose from. Not only are our pharmacy and grocery store shelves packed with different options; we also have online markets offering countless toothbrushes of all shapes and sizes. Most toothbrushes use specific marketing claims to attract prospective buyers. While we will not endorse or recommend any specific brands or models, we want to give you a few good principles to follow when purchasing a toothbrush. Continue reading What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Use?
Bad breath affects millions of Americans, and while it can come from anywhere in the nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, or gut, the most common origin is in the mouth. All bad breath comes from bacteria producing smelly gases, so the goal in fighting it is to remove any collections of bacteria. Continue reading What to Do for Persistent Bad Breath
What really causes cavities? It is a multifactorial process. Because there are several contributing factors to the development of a cavity, we actually have multiple ways to fight them! Continue reading What Causes Cavities?
When it comes to professional teeth cleanings, they are not all alike. Many people don’t understand this and assume that all teeth cleanings are “regular” teeth cleanings. Finding out you need something other than the “regular” one may be upsetting or confusing. Continue reading Why Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? I Just Want a Regular One.
It is very important to not ignore bleeding gums. The bleeding is an indication of inflammation somewhere in your mouth, usually in the gums lining the teeth. Acute inflammation is a response to some type of injury or irritant, and it causes redness, swelling, tenderness, bleeding, and sometimes a little heat. The bleeding is a red flag that something unhealthy is going on. Continue reading Why are My Gums Bleeding?