Category: Better Hygiene

3 Tips To Improve Your Oral Hygiene

There is a common saying that you need 10,000 hours to master anything. If you spend less than ten minutes a day on your oral hygiene routine, you would need a lot of time to become a master. With that said, there are some tips that can help you improve even an already great oral… Read more »

Why Does My Breath Smell So Bad?

Do you feel self-conscious about your breath? Are you tired of people slowly backing away from you during conversations? Are you tired of being too afraid to make a move on that cute barista at the coffee shop because you know how bad your breath is? You’re not alone. In fact, about 25% of people… Read more »

Am I Flossing Right?

Are you dreading your next visit to the dentist because you haven’t flossed in ages? People tend to skip flossing because they think brushing does well enough by itself or they find the act of flossing too complicated to perform. Neither of these is true. While your toothbrush does a fine job cleaning the outside… Read more »

FAQs: Your Toothbrush

Patients often have a long list of questions for us about their toothbrushes and their dental hygiene habits. While questions about the length of brushing sessions and the type of toothbrush to purchase are usually first in line, we find that a particular variety of questions generally tends to follow. Rather than remaining in the… Read more »

3 Tips For Avoiding Sugar

Do you have quite the sweet tooth that – though you truly love indulging – is causing you some serious upset? As you know, the more sugar you consume, the more likely you are to find yourself dealing with tooth decay. The bacteria in your mouth love to eat the sugar particles on your teeth,… Read more »

Lesser-Known Tips to Prevent Cavities

Hopefully, you are already aware that brushing and flossing your teeth, and refraining from binge-eating on candy, are essential to preventing cavities. You might also know that routine dental checkups and cleanings are another vital part of that list. However, your teeth can face the threat of decay and cavities from a large number of… Read more »

The Cavity-Prevention Checklist

In dentistry, a cavity is an informal but appropriate term that describes a hole in your tooth, which is typically the result of the spread of tooth decay. Preventing tooth decay with good hygiene and dental care is the best way to avoid cavity development. However, cavity-prevention may still be possible in the earliest stages… Read more »

Do You Need Teeth-Whitening for Brighter Teeth?

Once you notice them, they can be hard to ignore or forget, but unfortunately, teeth stains and discoloration are often unavoidable. Because they are so common, and because they can so effectively diminish your smile’s brilliance, teeth stains are a frequent concern for many patients, making teeth-whitening the most popular cosmetic dental enhancement. Before the… Read more »

Does Fluoride Really Prevent Cavities?

Fluoride’s inclusion in many dental hygiene products, like toothpaste and mouthrinse, are not a secret; nor is its addition to most municipal water supplies. Nevertheless, the exact role that fluoride plays, and how it helps you prevent cavities, is not always as well-known. The secret lies in how the mineral interacts with the protective layer… Read more »