Archive for the ‘ Dental Health ’ Category

Pop Quiz: Do You Know How to Handle a Lost Tooth?

Do you think you know what it takes to handle a dental emergency like losing a tooth? Let’s put your knowledge to the test! By answering these questions correctly, you just may be able to salvage your tooth if this situation should ever occur to you! 1. True or False: When you recover the tooth, […]

How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

Did you know it is recommended that you change your toothbrush every three months? Perhaps it is time for you to start looking into your next toothbrush! There are plenty of things to consider when you buy, but how do you choose which type is best for you? Here are a few things you should […]

The Facts on Flossing: Why It’s So Important

We can’t stress enough how critical flossing is to your dental hygiene routine. We know how tempting it is to floss only before your biannual dental checkup, but you may be causing major damage to your oral health in the process. Need more convincing? Consider these five important facts on how flossing can benefit you. […]

The Truth about Cavities: 5 Facts Everyone Should Know

With the holiday season in full swing, sugary treats are in abundance—which means your teeth just might be at risk for tooth decay. Before you begin to indulge in your favorite sweets, here are a few things you should know about cavities and how to prevent them. 1. Sugar really does “rot your teeth,” but […]

What Halloween Candy is the Worst for Teeth?

For parents, they know that Halloween is one of the biggest hazards to a children’s teeth, mostly from their own childhood Halloween candy binging. However, not all candy created equal in terms of the damage it can do to young teeth. In fact, while most candy is not great for teeth, there are some types […]

Chocolate: Is It Bad For Your Teeth?

Chocolate, and cocoa in particular, has made health headlines for years as experts debate whether it is good or bad for you, and especially your heart. However, cocoa’s potential effects on oral health have received less attention. There is no question that the negative effects of chocolate’s sugar content on oral health have overshadowed any […]

Top Trends in Dentistry Benefiting Patients and Dentists

Are you someone who shudders at the thought of seeing a dentist? If so, take heart. Thanks to several important changes in dentistry, visiting a dentist is not as scary as it was years ago. Just as the healthcare industry continues to change, so does the dental market. Because of major advancements in dentistry, the […]

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath odors vary, depending on the source or the underlying cause. Some people worry too much about their breath even though they have little or no mouth odor, while others have bad breath and don’t know it.

The History of the Toothbrush

Toothbrush design and materials have come a long way. Early forms of the toothbrush have existed for nearly 5000 years. Ancient civilizations used a “chew stick,” a thin twig with a frayed end.

Pros and Cons of Mouthwash

Advertisements for mouthwash brands often have the same message: making a great first impression, keeping a romantic moment going, and ensuring a radiant smile are only possible with regular use of mouthwash. But what’s really in mouthwash, and do its drawbacks outweigh its benefits? PRO: Mouthwash fights cavities and dental diseaseSwishing with a fluoride rinse […]