You might have heard that you should be cleaning your tongue for good oral health. If this is news to you, then you’ve probably been brushing your teeth and gums for all of these years but ignoring your tongue in the process. Not to worry! This is not something you can’t change. Of course, we do encourage you to change it. “But I don’t like the feeling of bristles on my tongue!” you might respond. Rest assured, we can answer questions and guide you through the whole tongue cleansing process. Let’s go!
What’s your favorite thing about summer? Is it the plentiful sunshine? Swimming? Perhaps, like many of our patients, the snacks are on the top of your list! If so, we encourage you to take a moment to consider some things to watch out for throughout the warmer months of the year. They’re common and often regarded as time-honored ways to celebrate summertime but they can end up leaving you with oral health problems! Act with just a bit of caution, however, and you’ll be just fine.
Your toothbrush does quite a bit for your oral and overall health. It keeps your teeth healthy so they chew your food, which allows you to digest it and stay energized. Your teeth also help maintain your facial structure. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that starts with the daily act of brushing your teeth. Are you getting the most out of your toothbrush? There may be room to improve your brushing. Here are 3 things you should know about your toothbrush. (more…)
Have you ever complained to a friend that your dental crown drives you crazy because it doesn’t feel like it fits right? Did you accidentally drop your denture and ever since then, it’s just not fitting the way it used to? No matter the type of dental work you’re having a problem with, remember that if it fits poorly, it’s something you should address right away. Learn more with a little assistance from our dental quiz!
If you’re like any other dental patient under the sun, there are times when you start wondering about your toothpaste and your dental hygiene. You already know, of course, that you need toothpaste but what about all of those little details? For instance, are you using the right variety? Are you choosing the best ingredients? Are you doing something wrong or everything right? Fortunately, commonly asked questions (and our answers) will get you headed in the proper direction.
Of course, you might be a total pro with your dental floss at this point. Then again, you might just think you’re a master of this area of dental hygiene (but you don’t realize you’re overlooking just a few things that can actually have a significant impact on how well you’re doing). Instead of simply hoping for the best, we suggest you take a few things into consideration. If you’re doing them correctly, then good going! If not, well … it’s time to make a few little changes.
Did you know that while there are certain aspects of dental care costs that you cannot control, there are particular budget blunders that you can avoid to make the affordability of dentistry much better? It’s true! So, before you throw in the towel altogether and decide that there’s no way around spending a fortune on smile care, we suggest you take something into consideration: Your approach can provide you with an immense ability to avoid additional costs. Ready for some ways to protect your budget? Let’s go!
When you read all about tooth recontouring or hear about it from one of your friends, you might not believe what you’re hearing. There’s a solution to your esthetic concerns? And it’s actually quick, easy, and comfortable? While the excitement builds and swirls around in your mind, a small little sneaking voice may show up in there, too, causing you to wonder if you’re a candidate. Before your happiness turns to worry, rest assured: Most patients make fine candidates. As for the details, consider some major facets of qualification.
When you’re not in the middle of any type of oral health crisis, it’s generally the last thing on your mind. While we of course do not want you to constantly worry about your teeth and gums, we do suggest that you take a few preparatory steps to ensure you’re ready just in case a dental emergency occurs. Whether it happens to your smile or the smile of a friend or loved one, when you feel you know just what to do, it can make protecting your smile that much easier in the case of a sudden issue.
You know that a canker sore hurts and that it usually goes away by itself. However, you probably have some questions about this occasional occurrence in your mouth. It’s never welcome, it’s never enjoyable, and it can cause you some unnecessary stress if there are some details you’re unsure about. As always, instead of scouring the web for answers, we encourage you to get the facts straight from our team! We’ll give you a head start with a Q&A session but remember to come in if you’re still in need of assistance.