Category Archives : Dental Health

The Science Behind Tooth Decay: How Cavities Form

Tooth health is a topic many of us often overlook until we experience that unexpected twinge of pain. Despite advancements in dental care, untreated tooth decay remains a significant concern, affecting around 26% of adults aged 20-64. Learn how and why cavities form so you can better understand and care for your teeth. The Process […]

How To Prevent Dry Socket

Dry socket is a painful dental condition that happens in about 1-5% of all tooth extractions and 38% of wisdom tooth extractions in the lower jaw. It happens when the blood clot protecting the socket dissolves or becomes dislodged before the wound fully recovers. This can expose the bone and nerves in the socket, leading […]

6 Toothpaste Ingredients to Avoid

Most people know that tooth brushing is essential to oral hygiene, but many do not realize the crucial role toothpaste plays in keeping their teeth healthy. The gentle abrasive qualities of toothpaste help remove food debris and bacteria from the surface of your teeth, while fluoride remineralizes tooth enamel and helps repair small cavities. High-quality […]

How to Stop Receding Gums

Receding gums is a common issue for children and adults. Close to 45% of people 15 to 60 years old have receding gums. There are many causes of gum recession, from traumatic toothbrushing habits to gum disease and misaligned teeth. If you are suffering from receding gums, you are at a higher risk for tooth […]

4 Fun Dental Hygiene Apps to Download Today

From calls and emails to online shopping to scheduling your pet’s next vet appointment, you can manage nearly every aspect of your life from your smartphone. Did you know that you can even use apps to support better dental hygiene? Dental hygiene apps are great for kids, teenagers and adults alike! You can use a […]

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid Halloween Cavities

Halloween festivities are undergoing tons of changes in 2020. New social distancing and sanitation procedures may mean that trick-or-treating looks and feels much different – but one thing that hasn’t changed is Halloween candy. Candy is a booming business. In 2019, Americans spent almost $2.6 billion on trick-or-treating candy alone! Every kid looks forward to […]

Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

Each and every one of your 32 teeth is unique. Enamel does not grow and can be damaged. Plaque can cause decay. If your teeth are yellow, they might be decaying. Saliva is more important than you may think. It washes away all the bad bacteria in your mouth. Did you know any of these? […]

Which Mouthwash Should You Buy? 3 Types to Consider

For being such an innocuous item, mouthwash seems to be highly divisive. Those who incorporate it into their oral health regimen will swear by it, and those who choose to forgo this extra step tout it as superfluous and unnecessary. While it’s true that diligent brushing and flossing should be enough to keep your mouth […]

How to Know When Your Teenager Should Go to the Dentist

As teenagers grow older, they have more and more obligations—club meetings, track practice, play rehearsals, standardized testing prep, the list goes on. It can be hard to follow which appointments need to be made and when. We’re here to help! Read on to make sure you’re not missing any possible dentist appointments that your teen […]

Do I Have a Cavity?

You get an ache in your tooth throughout the day; you bite down on something sweet and feel a sudden shooting pain; you see a small pit in your tooth that wasn’t there before – could you have a cavity? What is a Cavity? Many people think that only children get cavities, but anyone can […]