Smoothies for Your Smile

What You Eat and Drink Can Deteriorate or Fortify Teeth Not all smoothies are created equally. It is very easy to make a smoothie that is loaded with sugar, and while it may taste good, can contribute to tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and an array of other health problems. Here’s three great smoothies for…

5 Tips for a Healthy Mouth and a Beautiful Smile

Do You Think a Beautiful Smile Happens Naturally? It Doesn’t. Brushing, flossing and rinsing are the ABCs of oral health, but they’re only the beginning. A marvelous mouth takes more than squeezing paste out of a tube – think about improving your tooth brushing technique, ditching the daily soda habit, and saying good-bye to cigarettes.…

Are Your Wisdom Teeth Impacted?

See Your Dentist If You Experience Any of These Problems When your wisdom teeth start to emerge it can definitely be painful, but it can be even worse if your wisdom teeth become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are trying to erupt but are unable to do so because there is not sufficient room for them…

The Role Fluoride Plays in Preventing Cavities

Fluoride Slows Breakdown of Enamel and Speeds Remineralization Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most prevalent childhood disease. Tooth decay affects nearly 60% of children and causes problems that often last long into adulthood affecting health, education, employment opportunities and well-being. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infection that can lead to problems with…

Ditch Discolored Fillings for Natural Looking Options

New Fillings From Personal Care Dentistry Can Benefit More Than Your Looks The cosmetic reasons for replacing amalgam (often referred to as “silver”) fillings may be obvious your smile looks better without the telltale dark spots and any associated feeling of self-consciousness goes away. People don’t realize is that if your metal dental fillings are…

How to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Receding Gums Can Wreck Your Oral Health Receding gums, as the name itself suggests, occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth wear away and the gums seem to recede backwards making a larger area of the surface of tooth more visible. If you do not contain receding gums, even the root of teeth may…

Homemade Mouthwash Alternatives

9 Natural Mouthwashes You’ll Feel Good About Using While Saving Some Bucks Believe it or not, mouthwashes have been around for a long, long time. In fact, the very first references that we have are from books in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine that list ingredients for a mouth rinse for the treatment of gingivitis from…

11 Tips to Help Protect Your Tooth Enamel

Tooth Enamel Erosion: Causes and How to Prevent It Tooth enamel is a semi-clear, hard, outer layer that protects your teeth from daily wear and tear. It also keeps you from feeling temperature extremes from the hot and cold things you eat and drink. Acids and chemicals that can damage your teeth are also fended…