Archive for March, 2017

How Did a Cavity Just Appear?!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

 

Man feeling toothache and holding his jaw with negative expression. Man wearing casual clothing. Focus on man. Horizontal composition. Image developed from Raw format..

Do you feel yourself getting a cavity?

It can seem inevitable. Even when you’ve been following all of your dentist’s recommendations – brushing twice a day, flossing, gargling and scheduling routine cleaning appointments – a day comes when you know you have a cavity. You’ve been so careful – how did this happen? Believe it or not, there are a lot of reasons a cavity can manifest, apparently out of nowhere. More often than not, the smallest changes in your daily routine are to blame. Take a moment to consider your normal habits – diet, brushing style and design of toothbrush and gargle – and then examine of few of these possible causes. Believe it or not, seemingly unrelated changes in habit can negatively affect your oral hygiene and cause multiple cavities. (more…)

Are My Wisdom Teeth Affecting My Dental Health?

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Woman with tooth pain

As you get old, you may begin to grow in your Wisdom Teeth — but how serious are they?

As we get older, especially if we make it a point to practice good daily oral hygiene for overall dental health, it’s sometimes safe to assume that we never have serious tooth problems. But one of the most common exceptions to that rule comes when wisdom teeth make their unexpected appearance along the gum line. Some dentists will recommend that adults have them removed after their first appearance, while others may claim that oral surgery is only necessary if chronic pain persists. So how serious are those wisdom teeth, and can they affect your long-term dental health? (more…)

Fitting Oral Hygiene Into Your Normal Day

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Father and son practicing good dental health habits

It’s not always easy to make oral hygiene a daily priority.

It’s always been recommended that you should be brushing your teeth three times a day, which — unless you’re comfortable bringing a toothbrush, toothpaste and a good mouthwash to work with you — is sometimes easier said than done. After breakfast before you start your day and again before bed is a little easier to work into your normal schedule, but are there a few basic ways to keep your mouth happy and health when life take you on the go? Absolutely! Here are a few simple tips for daily oral hygiene to keep your teeth sparkling and breath at its freshest throughout even the busiest workday. (more…)

Get Your Smile Beautiful for Spring

Friday, March 10th, 2017

As the warmer weather is coming, many people are beginning to consider how to brush off the cold and dryness of winter and gearing up for their annual spring cleaning. But aside from just finally getting rid of the clutter around your home, think about your own health and well-being — particularly the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and promised to maintain. Here are some important tips for using springtime as the best time to focus on good dental health! (more…)

What’s the Difference Between Gum Sensitivity and Tooth Sensitivity?

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
A woman with tooth sensitivity

Gum and tooth sensitivity are similar, but there are unique symptoms to look out for!

When your mouth begins to ache, particularly following a meal or drinking hot and cold beverages, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source. Most people will recognize the symptoms of a cavity, but recognizing if you suffer from a specific sensitivity can be a bit more tough to spot. The most common chronic ailments are gum sensitivity and tooth sensitivity, and while the symptoms are near identical, the root causes (no pun intended!) can differ greatly. (more…)