Happy Kids with Healthy Teeth

Are You Someone Who Never Flosses Their Teeth?

How often do you floss between your teeth? The answer can range from flossing each day (perhaps even more than once) to never flossing. If your flossing habits are of the never variety, it's time to make this critical part of your oral hygiene a daily habit. Chances are your dentist has been reminding you about the importance of flossing during your regular checkups. A Little Blood You might have given up on flossing due to the results, namely blood.   Read More...

Top Things You Should Know if it's Been a While Since You've Been to the Dentist

You probably know that you're supposed to go to the dentist at least a couple of times a year for an exam, but for some reason, you might not have done this for the past few years. There are many reasons why people don't go to the dentist as often as they should; they might have a fear of the dentist, they might not know which dentist to go to, or they might not have insurance or the financial ability to pay for dental appointments.   Read More...

Is Your Toothpaste Harming Your Teeth?

Some toothpastes are designed to be abrasive. This might not sound like it should be compatible with your teeth, but when a toothpaste is marketed as charcoal-activated, containing micro-beads or featuring whitening micro-crystals, then it's definitely going to be abrasive for your teeth. But despite the fact that this abrasion serves a purpose, is it really such a good idea for your dental health? A Specific Purpose You've probably chosen an abrasive toothpaste for a specific purpose.   Read More...

What A Dentist Can Do When One Of Your Child's Permanent Teeth Didn't Develop

Teeth emerge from the gums, grow vertically (ideally, anyway), and eventually reach their full size. This natural process has a rather dramatic name, which is "eruption." Teeth don't in fact grow—they erupt. Or at least, they should. Some young adults might find that an isolated tooth has failed to erupt; it formed, but remained submerged in the gums. If one of your child's teeth refused to erupt, what can a dentist do to help?   Read More...

How Drinking Water With Meals Helps To Prevent Tooth Decay

Most people know that drinking water is good for their health. When you keep yourself hydrated by drinking water, your organs function more efficiently, you have better protection from infections and your joints stay well lubricated. Drinking water also helps to protect your teeth from their worst enemy — tooth decay. Drinking water during meals is especially effective at keeping tooth decay at bay. Water washes away bacteria and food debris   Read More...