Archive for the ‘Oral Hygiene’ Category

How To Prevent Future Dental Problems

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Learn how to prevent future dental problems.

Learn how to prevent future dental problems.

The best way to ensure your teeth stay healthy for years to come is to take care of them every day! A great smile takes a little bit of effort, but it is easy to take small steps in your daily routine to prevent future dental issues and keep your teeth happy and strong. Continue reading for a few tips for preventing dental problems. (more…)

4 Ways To Lower Your Risk Of Oral Cancer

Friday, October 19th, 2018
Check out these four important ways you can lower your risk of oral cancer.

Check out these four important ways you can lower your risk of oral cancer.

While visiting your dentist is important for your oral health, it is also crucial for detecting signs of oral cancer early. At Affinity Dental, we perform oral cancer screenings at every visit to ensure you are safe from this very serious disease. In addition to getting cancer screenings, here are a few ways you can lower your risk of oral cancer. (more…)

Do Alternative Oral Care Products Work?

Friday, September 21st, 2018
Do alternative oral care products really work?

Do alternative oral care products really work?

You may have heard about natural toothpaste or alternative oral care products, but have you wondered how well they work? Charcoal, coconut oil, and baking soda have all been said to help clean teeth, but dentists may not completely agree. Continue reading to learn how well alternative oral care products really work to clean teeth and prevent cavities. (more…)

How to Use Dental Floss: The Proper Technique

Friday, September 14th, 2018
floss with braces

Learn the proper technique to using dental floss.

Flossing is an essential part of everyone’s daily oral care routine, but do you know the proper technique? Unfortunately, if your technique is wrong, the floss will not effectively remove plaque from your teeth. Continue reading to learn about the proper flossing technique to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy! (more…)

How Back To School Stress Can Affect Your Child’s Oral Health

Friday, August 31st, 2018
back to school

Learn how back to school stress can affect your child’s oral health.

It’s back to school time in the U.S, as kids of all ages are getting ready for another year of classes and extracurriculars. As we know, school can be extremely stressful for kids, as they not only have to keep up with homework, but also with sports, activities, and having a strong social life. What you may not know is that stress often triggers a physical response that can affect oral health. Continue reading to learn more about how stress affects oral health and how you can help your child cope with stress. (more…)

History of Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Learn more about the fascinating history or toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Learn more about the fascinating history or toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Have you ever wondered about how toothpaste and toothbrushes came to be part of our daily routines? Toothbrushing tools and toothpaste have been around for a very long time, and are always being upgraded to be as efficient as possible. Continue reading to learn more about the fascinating history or toothpaste and toothbrushes. (more…)

What’s In Your Toothpaste?

Friday, August 10th, 2018
What’s In Your Toothpaste?

Choose a toothpaste based on your personal needs!

When it comes to your dental hygiene routine, toothpaste is a major component. The right toothpaste helps remove plaque and promote gum health, so it’s important to understand what’s in it. Different kinds of toothpastes can help with different conditions. If you find yourself thoroughly confused it may help to ask your dentist for a recommendation at your next visit. (more…)

Why Are My Teeth Sore? Common Causes Of Painful Toothaches

Friday, July 27th, 2018
 Learn about the common causes of painful toothaches.

Learn about the common causes of painful toothaches.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, there are a few common causes as to why you have aching teeth. Toothaches can become worse if you don’t attempt to fix the problem, so be sure to talk to your dentist to figure out the cause and how to stop the pain. Continue reading to learn if your toothache is a result of one of these common causes. (more…)

4 Healthy Dental Habits For Ages 60+

Friday, June 15th, 2018
Check out these healthy dental habits for ages 60+.

Check out these healthy dental habits for ages 60+.

Healthy dental habits are important for life, not just when you’re young! Adults over 60 can still have many dental problems, including cavities and tooth decay. Prescription medications can also affect oral health, as dry mouth is a common side effect. Take a look at these essential dental habits for adults to ensure you maintain healthy teeth for life! (more…)

How Does Swimming In Chlorine Pools Affect Your Teeth?

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Learn how chlorine can affect your teeth.

Learn how chlorine can affect your teeth.

It’s almost June, which means that families everywhere are opening up their pools and getting ready for a summer full of swimming. However, you may not know that the pH balance caused by chlorine and chemicals in the water can be hazardous to your teeth. Continue reading to learn more about how chlorine affects your teeth and how to protect your teeth this summer. (more…)