Archive for the ‘Oral Hygiene’ Category

5 Tips for Family Dental Care

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
family dental care

Investing in family dental care from the beginning will give your children excellent health habits.

Keeping your family’s teeth and gums healthy can feel like a full-time job. But if you start early, you can set a good example for your children while teaching them excellent life habits. Better yet, practicing regular and healthy family dental care can prevent future expenses related to fillings, gum disease, and chipped teeth. By following the tips below, you can ensure that your entire family maintains healthy oral care for years into the future.  (more…)

How to Carefully Store Your Family Toothbrushes

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
storing family toothbrushes

Learn how you can best store your family toothbrushes while keeping them clean.

Your toothbrush is your first defense against tooth decay and gingivitis, so it is critical to take care of this dental tool and store it carefully in your bathroom. Safe storage for your family toothbrushes isn’t too difficult, but you must also be mindful of avoiding germs and contaminants that may threaten your brushes’ cleanliness. Read on for a few critical tips that will help you find the perfect placement for your family toothbrushes.  (more…)

Why You Should Address Your Toothache Immediately

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
reasons to address your toothache immediately

Address your toothache right away to prevent more serious dental problems.

Toothaches can come in various forms, but one thing’s for certain that a toothache can easily disrupt your life. However, some people who may be opposed to scheduling a dentist appointment for a toothache in the hopes it will just “go away,” can benefit from treating their achy teeth. No matter what form a toothache takes—either cold sensitivity or throbbing pain—you should always immediately address your toothache. If you don’t, the problem may get significantly worse. Read on to learn how scheduling a dentist appointment today can relieve you of future pains.  (more…)

What 4 Types of Tooth Pain Might Mean

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
different types of tooth pain

Learn the potential causes of several types of tooth pain.

Tooth pain can quickly become unbearable and become a daily distraction. This pain can become even worse when you don’t know what is causing it, and if you don’t know what causes your pain, you won’t know how to fix it. Tooth pain does not always feel the same, however. If you are experiencing any of the following types of tooth pain, there may be specific causes behind each. Read on to determine which reason might be the most probable for your uncomfortable tooth pain.  (more…)

How to Treat Temperature-Sensitive Teeth

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
how to help temperature-sensitive teeth

Learn how you can help your temperature-sensitive teeth.

When your protective tooth enamel wears down, the layer of dentin underneath is exposed. Dentin can also become exposed on the surface of a tooth root once the gums start receding. Each tubule that makes up dentin is connected to a nerve ending within the center of the tooth, and they are incredibly sensitive. When hot or cold stimuli touch these exposed tubules, they create a pain response in our teeth. The best way to prevent temperature-sensitive teeth is to do what you can to keep enamel strong and gums healthy. If you already have sensitive teeth, there are also a few things you can do to alleviate your discomfort. The four methods below can help temperature-sensitive teeth.  (more…)

How to Clean Your Tongue to Avoid Bad Breath

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
clean your tongue with tongue scraper

You can clean your tongue with a tongue scraper for a thorough cleaning.

Even if you follow your dentist’s recommendations and brush twice a day and after meals, you may still suffer from halitosis or bad breath if you don’t clean your tongue often enough. Your tongue is a significant part of your dental health, so it is important to care for it as much as you do your teeth and gums. Read on to learn the best ways to clean your tongue and avoid lingering bad breath.  (more…)

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…)

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…)