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…

Mystery Solved: The Story on Canker Sores

Information About these Sometimes Painful Oral Nuisances and How to Prevent Them Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. They can be painful and can make eating and talking difficult. Although anyone can develop canker sores,…

9 Ways Medicine Can Affect Your Smile

Many Medications Have Side Effects on Your Oral Health Generally speaking, medicines are designed to make you feel better. But all drugs, whether taken by mouth or injected, come with a risk of side effects, and hundreds of drugs are known to cause oral issues. Medicines used to treat cancer, high blood pressure, severe pain, depression, allergies…

6 Ways to Fresher Breath in the Morning

Don’t Let Halitosis Ruin Your Day Love waking up to the smell of coffee? Think twice before you reach for a cup! Your daily dose of Joe and other habits that can easily escape your notice could be giving you a bad case of morning breath. But fear not! Bad breath, or “halitosis”, doesn’t have…

Breaking Down Burning Mouth Syndrome

What You Need to Know About This Painful Problem Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a painful and often frustrating condition. Some patients compare it to having burned their mouth with hot coffee. The burning sensation may affect the tongue, the roof of the mouth, the gums, the inside of the cheeks and the back of…

Not a Fan of Flossing? Try These Alternatives

Options to Assist in Cleaning those Tough In-Between Spaces When you brush, you’re really only cleaning about 60 percent of your teeth – flossing cleans the rest. It’s true that flossing is the ideal way to clean in between the teeth but, for some people, flossing is difficult and often impossible. People with limited dexterity…

Tips for Dental Care as You Age

Four Things You Can Do to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime Although good oral health habits should be a part of your young developmental years, consider the age of 40 the foundation of your overall health patterns for the years to come. We all know that as we age, we are susceptible to changes…

Are You and Your Toothpaste Compatible?

Which One is Right for Me? So Many Options Make Choosing a Brand Tricky Visit any drug store today, and you will discover an overwhelmingly wide range of toothpastes available. It is no surprise that you find yourself asking, Which one do I choose? Perhaps you could decide based on the brand or price, or…