Category: Dental Advice/Tips

How to Avoid Serious Tooth Damage

As the most-used parts of your body, your teeth go through a lot every day. Fortunately, they’re designed to do a lot without sustaining any damage or becoming significantly worn down. This is important not only to your bite’s function, but also to the long-term state of your oral health. When a tooth becomes damaged,… Read more »

How to Make Your Teeth Even Stronger

Good dental hygiene is such a well-known staple of maintaining good dental health that most people already recognize its importance. However, some people also believe that all they need is a good hygiene routine to properly protect their teeth, even if they aren’t always exactly consistent with it. The truth is that your teeth have… Read more »

Why Waiting to Fix a Chipped Tooth Is a Bad Idea

Ideally, you would address any concern you ever have with your smile as soon as you notice it. In real life, however, you have a lot more to worry about than just your oral health, and sometimes, even obvious problems might not seem as high a priority as other concerns. For example, chipped teeth are… Read more »

Are These Habits Harming Your Teeth?

Hopefully, you know now that brushing and flossing your teeth every day is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth. Dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease typically stem from poor dental hygiene, and if not attended to, either illness can lead to dire consequences for your oral health. However, even if your… Read more »

The Keys to Successful Cavity Prevention

Until you develop one, a cavity may not seem like a serious issue. However, once it forms, the discomfort in your tooth will grow increasingly worse until treated, and the longer you hesitate, the more extensive treatment you’ll need. The good news is that nearly everyone can successfully prevent cavity development and the discomfort it… Read more »

The Best Ways to Prevent Bruxism

Bruxism isn’t like cavities or gum disease; there’s no guaranteed hygiene routine to prevent it from occurring. That’s because bruxism, or constant teeth-grinding, can result from a number of issues that don’t always relate to your ongoing dental hygiene. For instance, if you experience excessive stress in your daily life, or if your teeth and/or… Read more »

Am I Flossing Right?

As an essential part of a good hygiene routine, flossing your teeth every day is the only way to remove the plaque and food particles that accumulate between your teeth. Otherwise, the oral bacteria in plaque, which feed on these food particles, can lead to chronic issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Yet even… Read more »

What Is Your Bad Breath Trying to Say?

When your breath isn’t fresh, it can do more than embarrass you. It can also be trying to tell you something, like maybe you should brush and floss your teeth. When bad breath doesn’t go away, its message might be more serious, like your dental hygiene has been lacking for too long, or you have… Read more »

2 Reasons to Never Ignore a Toothache

If your tooth hurts enough to disrupt your daily activities, like eating and drinking, then you might not hesitate to seek treatment at your dentist’s office as soon as possible. But if your tooth only feels a little sensitive and doesn’t throb or ache severely, then you might be tempted to write it off as… Read more »

Your Dentist’s Tips to Beat Bad Breath

Breath mints, breath strips, breath spray, mouthwash, sugarless chewing gum – other than brushing and flossing your teeth, these are among the most popular methods of freshening bad breath on a moment’s notice. Unfortunately, they’re not always as effective as you might wish, depending on the cause of your persistently bad breath. Most often, bad… Read more »