Archive for March, 2020

How Water Flossing Compares to Traditional Flossing

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
water flossing or traditional flossing

Should you stick with traditional flossing? Or try water flossing? Read to find out what makes them different.

No matter what you eat, flossing must always be a part of your oral care routine. But if you find yourself tired of traditional flossing, water flossing is a new technique that is gaining in popularity. If you think water flossing might be the ideal choice for you, read on to learn how each type of flossing compares.  (more…)

How to Make Dental Care a Fun Habit for Kids

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
dental care for kids

Learn how to make dental care a fun activity for your kids.

Are your kids resistant to brushing and flossing their teeth? If so, they may fail to develop a strong dental hygiene routine that lasts with them into adulthood. Children’s teeth are prone to damage and decay as much as adult teeth are, so kids must take an active role in their dental care. But how do we get them interested in brushing and flossing? The following three methods can help you make tooth brushing enjoyable, or even exciting, to your children.  (more…)

What Causes Morning Breath and How You Can Fix It

Friday, March 13th, 2020
morning breath causes and solutions

If you understand the causes of morning breath, you can take steps to eliminate the worst of it.

We have all had bad morning breath at one point or another. It can be quite annoying to wake up and smell the unpleasant odor morning breath can create. This happens when the natural bacteria found in the mouth break down food particles, which results in the release of chemicals. These chemicals have a pungent odor and comprise what we call “morning breath.” Fortunately, there are ways you can quickly amend your bad breath in the morning. First, it helps to know what causes the worst morning breath. Then, you can remember tips for keeping your breath fresh every day. Read on for these causes and solutions to pesky morning breath.  (more…)

How to Protect Your Oral Care Supplies While Traveling

Monday, March 9th, 2020
oral care supplies while traveling

When traveling, do not store your oral care supplies next to each other. Each toothbrush should have its own case.

It can be difficult enough to make sure that your oral care supplies like your toothbrush and toothpaste are staying clean and well-cared for, and it can be doubly challenging to do so when traveling. It’s not easy to keep these items clean when you are moving from place to place, with your toiletries placed in bags and containers in which they usually wouldn’t be. If you leave your oral care supplies susceptible to dirt and damage, your oral health can suffer the consequences. Affinity Dental and our expert team of dentists suggest remembering the following tips when traveling to maintain your oral hygiene (more…)

The Top 7 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
foods that damage your teeth

Soda and soft drinks can easily damage your teeth, along with these six other popular foods.

A crucial part of a healthy oral care routine is to regularly avoid foods that are going to cause damage to your teeth. If you can avoid causing damage and bacteria buildup to begin with, you can prevent extensive dental procedures as well as the pain and discomfort that come with cavities, cracked teeth, or other painful results of poor oral hygiene. But what are the foods that are most damaging to your teeth? Read the list below for several of the foods that will cause the most damage to your teeth.  (more…)