Category Archives : General Oral Health

5 Easy Things You Can Do To Step Up Your Oral Hygiene Game

We all do our best to stay healthy and, for many, that means keeping up a routine of eating a healthy diet and exercising a few times a week. Sometimes, though, life gets in the way of our goals and we notice that habits we used to be diligent about may have started to fade […]

What Causes Canker Sores?

If you’re part of the 20% of the population that gets canker sores, then you know how painful they can be. These small round sores are often found on the inner cheeks, lips, tongue, gums, and roof of your mouth, and they can make it difficult to chew or even speak. Unfortunately, the exact cause […]

Get the Facts on Bruxism: 5 Things Every Patient Should Know About Teeth Grinding

There are approximately 40 million Americans who live with bruxism today. Could you be one of them? Here are a few things you should know about this relatively common oral health issue. 1. Bruxism can often occur in your sleep. Shockingly enough, you could be a teeth grinder and not even realize it! Most people […]

Is it Time to Throw Away Your Toothbrush?

Brushing your teeth is one of the most important ways you maintain your oral health. However, if you’re brushing your teeth with an old or dirty toothbrush, you might be doing more harm than good. Answer the following five questions to see if it is time to swap out your toothbrush for a new one! […]

How to Alleviate Your Fear of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is more common than you may think—about 9-15% of American adults suffer from it, in fact. However, avoiding the dentist as a result of dental anxiety can have serious impacts on your oral health. Therefore, consider trying the following methods to reduce your dental anxiety prior to your next appointment. Read […]

5 Ways to Know if You Have a Cavity

If you haven’t been able to visit the dentist for a while or you’ve noticed some abnormalities in your teeth, you might be wondering if you currently have a cavity. While the best way to diagnose a cavity is to see your dentist, there are a few signs you can look for in the meantime […]

Common Oral Health Issues in Seniors (And How to Prevent Them!)

As we age, there are a number of oral health issues that may crop up. The good news is that there are also ways to prevent these problems from causing long-term damage to your oral health. To help maintain your oral health at any age, make sure you’re taking the proper preventative measures against these […]

Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Refresh

The new school year is starting, and that means new books, new backpacks, and new clothes for your growing kids. But the start of the next chapter in your child’s life should also mean a trip to the dentist for their twice-yearly checkup. As you’re refreshing your little ones’ wardrobes and responsibilities, don’t forget to […]

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly? Your Questions Answered!

Chances are you’ve been brushing your teeth since you were a toddler. However, even with years of experience in this part of your dental hygiene routine, some questions can always crop up! Here are a few answers to common questions we hear about brushing your teeth. Q: How often should I buy a new toothbrush? […]

If You’re Asking Yourself Any of These 5 Questions, It May Be Time to Visit the Dentist!

We understand that sometimes it may be easier to ignore an oral health issue and hope it goes away. However, if you’re asking yourself any of the following questions, it is probably better to schedule a dentist appointment sooner rather than later! 1. “Why are my teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures?” If you’re […]