Archive for January, 2020

What Dental Plaque Is and How to Get Rid Of It

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
how to remove dental plaque

Using an electric toothbrush twice a day can help remove dental plaque.

Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly are all components of dental health. Being consistent with your brushing and flossing is not only essential for fresh breath and cavity prevention, but also the removal of dental plaque. Plaque consists of masses of harmful germs that live in the mouth and stick to the teeth. It can cause tooth decay and gum disease, so it is crucial to regularly brush to remove it and see your dentist for a deep clean on a regular basis. If you want to know more about plaque, how it forms, and how to remove it, read on for some helpful tips.  (more…)

Do These 7 Things Every Day to Protect Your Teeth

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
7 things to do every day to protect your teeth

Flossing is one of several things you can do every day to protect your teeth.

Managing your dental health can quickly become overwhelming. Remembering how often you should floss, use mouthwash, brush, change your toothbrush, and see your dentist can all become confusing. If it becomes too much, you can easily slack off and let your dental health falter. You don’t want to let that happen, though, as that is when cavities and problems find their way to your teeth! Fortunately, there are ways to remember how to care for your teeth. If you remember just these seven things to do every day, you can tackle your dental health one day at a time and protect your teeth from long-term damage.  (more…)

What Drinking Coffee Can Do To Your Teeth

Friday, January 17th, 2020
what drinking coffee can do to your teeth

Drinking coffee can lead to stained teeth, damaged enamel, and a clenched jaw among other things.

If you enjoy starting your day with a cup of coffee, it may be hard to break the habit. A nice hot cup of coffee is useful not only for warming you up on a cold day but also giving you the jolt you need to start your workday. But what is that nice hot cup of coffee doing to your teeth? Before you sip your next cup, read below to learn the effects the drink has on your dental health, and what you can do to mitigate any damages.  (more…)

Recognizing the Early Signs of Oral Cancer

Monday, January 13th, 2020
A dentist checks an X-ray for signs of oral cancer

Maintain regular checkups with your dentist in order to spot any early warning signs of oral cancer.

Oral cancer can occur inside the cheeks, under the tongue, or on the tissue lining of the mouth and gums. There are just over 49,000 new cases of oral cancer every year in the United States, which accounts for nearly 3% of all cancer diagnoses. The symptoms of oral cancer vary, so it can be difficult to notice immediately. However, if you experience any of the tell-tale signs for more than two weeks, you should consult with your doctor immediately. If you are concerned about your risk of oral cancer, read on to learn the symptoms as well as some preventative measures you can take to avoid this diagnosis.  (more…)

How to Prevent the Loss of Tooth Enamel

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
a person with strong tooth enamel smiles

Follow these tips for preserving your tooth enamel and maintaining a strong smile for years to come.

A key part of keeping your teeth healthy and strong is maintaining your enamel. The enamel is a coating on your teeth, which helps to protect them from decay and discomfort. Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but it is nevertheless quite fragile. Because your tooth enamel cannot be replaced once it’s gone, it is essential to know how to protect and preserve it. Following the suggestions below will help you protect this valuable component of your dental health.  (more…)