Electric or Manual Toothbrush?

June 14, 2019

There has been debate over the years regarding the performance of manual vs. electric toothbrushes.  Of course, brushing, in general, is the bedrock of good oral health and the American Dental Association (ADA) agrees that both are effective at removing plaque that causes decay.  However, either have pros and cons, depending on the individual. Electric…

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The Facts About Flossing

May 24, 2019

Flossing your teeth every day is critical to a healthy mouth and body.  Passing on this one simple step, even for a few days, allows bacteria to harden and stick between teeth leading to more invasive issues and expensive procedures down the road.  Floss Before or After Brushing? There are two schools of thinking here. …

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Do I Have Gum Disease?

April 29, 2019

Are you noticing changes in your mouth like red swollen gums or some bleeding after you brush your teeth?  Don’t ignore what could be signs of gum disease.  In its early stage, it’s known as gingivitis and only affects your gums.   If left untreated, the infection can migrate beneath your gum line and into your…

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What Does Bad Breath Mean?

March 28, 2019

Let’s face it; we’ve all had concerns about our breath at one point or another.  Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, may be the result of diet, like that morning coffee, garlic at lunch or even a dry mouth caused by not drinking enough water throughout the day.  It may also be a sign of…

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Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

February 28, 2019

Do you feel a sharp zing after drinking a cold beverage or biting into something sweet or hot?  Do brushing and flossing make you cringe?  If so, you’re not alone.  Millions of U.S. adults suffer from sensitive teeth or dentin hypersensitivity, and it can happen to anyone.  What Causes It? The roots of your teeth…

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How Do You Make Brushing Fun For Kids?

January 22, 2019

Training your little one to brush their teeth can be a bona fide jaw clinching challenge (for everyone!). We recommend that kids begin learning to clean their teeth by the age of 2.  However, on average, they will be closer to 7 before the task is mastered.   If brushing brings defiance and a struggle, there…

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Why is Fluoride Important For Teeth?

December 17, 2018

You are undoubtedly aware of the importance brushing, and flossing has on your dental health.  But the use of fluoride offers enormous benefits too. Each day minerals such as phosphate, calcium, and fluoride are lost from the enamel layers of your teeth, (demineralization).   If those minerals are not replenished (remineralization), it will lead to tooth…

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