What's the Deal With Morning Breath?

Updated August 19, 2016

Morning breath is one of the more unpleasant issues most people have to deal with in their daily life. 

We've probably all been there. You are just waking up to a beautiful morning—there is a soft light seeping through the curtains and you hear the sound of songbirds lightly chirping outside. You roll over and gaze across the bed upon your beautiful loved one, who is also waking from a peaceful slumber. You lean over to plant a good morning kiss, and then it happens: your olfactory sense is assaulted by bad breath of giant proportions coming from your loved one's mouth.

Read More »

Can a Sonic Toothbrush save your teeth?

If you've been down the dental care aisle lately, you know that there are tons of choices when choosing a toothbrush. Are you choosing the right one? Do you like the electric kind or the standard? You've no doubt been brushing your teeth for many years now and maybe you've tried several kinds, or maybe you stick with what you've always used.

Regardless, when you see a toothbrush advertised as doing so much better than the one you are using, you have to wonder if you should try it out. The newest, latest, and greatest thing in the toothbrush world is the sonic toothbrush, but is it for you?

Read More »

How to control the pain from a toothache

Updated August 17, 2016

Is your mouth throbbing? Are you experiencing swelling on one side of your face? Do you have a tooth that is causing you pain? If so, you may have a toothache.

Most of us take the health of our teeth for granted. We visit the dentist for our regular cleanings and brush and floss when we are supposed to, but for the most part we don't think about our oral health very often. That is, until you get a horrible toothache. 

A toothache can be the result of several things, but chances are the first thing you want is some pain relief. It could be a cavity, or worse, an abscess. It might also be a cracked tooth or a problem with a previous filling. Whatever the cause, you can find relief instantly with some of the following treatment options.

Read More »

What should I do if I chipped a tooth?

Updated August 19, 2016

Your teeth, fangs, tusks, or chompers; whatever you may call them, they are your most valuable asset. Our teeth have amazing strength properties that allow us the functions of biting, tearing and chewing. Although tooth enamel is the hardest tissue within the human body, our teeth are by no means indestructible.

Read More »

Stop making excuses and start flossing!

Updated August 19, 2016

Do you floss regularly? How many times a day do you floss? Flossing is the activity of taking a piece of dental string and placing it between your individual teeth to remove any leftover particles of food or plaque that have become trapped between your teeth, within your gums, and behind your molars. Flossing is a critical portion of your oral health. It should be done on a daily basis to keep your teeth in good condition.

Read More »

Teach your kids good oral health techniques for life

Updated August 19, 2016

What is one of the many things kids don’t want to do every day? If you said brush their teeth, you are correct.  Most, but not all, children do not enjoy brushing their teeth at night or in the morning. They are so busy learning, wanting to play, and becoming independent; they don’t have time to brush their teeth. Oral health in a child needs to start early. The best way to do this is teaching them young.

Read More »

Beavers provide a look into better cavity prevention

Beavers love to chew on trees, right? Though it's more than likely that you've never seen a beaver in the wild—they are nocturnal and prefer to be far away from human activity—it's easy to tell where they've been from the freshly cut trees, dams, and lodges. They use their famous teeth every day to chomp through wood and even build themselves two room houses in which to living happily near the water. 

How is it that beavers can maintain teeth strong enough to chew through trees when they don't even brush, floss or use fluoride, and something as small as chewing on ice is frowned upon for us humans?

Read More »

Pregnant? Congrats! Now don't forget to keep your teeth clean!

When you're thinking of trying or are already pregnant, there are a lot of things on your mind. You may be dreaming about what your baby might look like, or planning what changes to make in your home for a new baby. Along with the excitement, there are stresses involved with the coming changes, too. With all of this emotion, your teeth and gums are likely the last things on your mind.

Read More »

Don't Just Say 'Cheese!' Eat Cheese!

Eating cheese for good oral health sounds almost as ridiculous as cheese being linked to the cause of nightmares. However, according to a study performed by the Academy of General Dentistry, consuming cheese could aid in the fight against cavities.

Read More »

The Dark Side of Teeth Whitening

One of the latest must-have celebrity fads to catch on isn’t your regular fashion accessory. In recent years, teeth whitening treatments have seen a rise in popularity as fans try to match the pearly whites of their favorite stars. However, the pursuit of the perfect smile could be doing long term damage to your teeth. Here we cover the facts surrounding teeth whitening and look into the possible side effects.

Read More »