Archive for July, 2016

What is Oral Cancer?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
oral cancer

It’s important to get regular dental check-ups so that you can be screened for oral cancer.

Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells, invading and damaging surrounding tissue. Oral cancer, by extension of that, is a growth or sore in the mouth that doesn’t disappear on its own. Oral cancer can occur anywhere on the mouth, cheeks, tongue, lips, sinuses, or pharynx (throat). Oral cancer can be life threatening, which is why it’s important to catch it early through regular dental check-ups. (more…)

5 Easy Ways to Get Kids Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
kids brushing teeth

Make brushing a fun experience you share with your kids.

Parenting can present quite a few challenges. And when it comes to brushing their teeth, kids are not always enthusiastic about doing what they’re told. Nevertheless, proper dental hygiene is a necessary skill for maintaining a beautiful smile and preventing future complications. If you’re struggling to get your kids to brush their teeth on their own, try getting creative with one of these kid-friendly tricks. (more…)

Dental Risks Associated with Oral Piercings

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
oral piercings

A tongue piercing can look cool, but comes with a few added precautions for maintaining proper dental hygiene.

Body piercings are a trendy form of self expression. And while oral piercings can look cool, they also come with a number of health risks that you should be aware of. Your mouth contains tons of bacteria, so an oral piercing opens you for risk of infection and swelling. Here are a few things you should be aware of before getting an oral piercing. (more…)

How to Floss the Right Way

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
flossing technique

Is your flossing technique up to par?

When it comes to good dental hygiene you can’t rely on your toothbrush to do all the heavy lifting. Flossing is necessary to reach all the deeper areas and tight spaces between your teeth. Bacteria that feeds on the bits of food stuck between your teeth can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. To truly reap the benefits of flossing though you need to make sure you’re flossing properly. Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure your flossing technique is up to par. (more…)