Archive for the ‘Oral Hygiene’ Category

Difference Between Alcohol-Based and Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Learn about the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash.

Learn about the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash.

While you may not give much thought to your mouthwash, it’s an important part of your oral care routine, and you should know the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash. Alcohol-free mouthwashes offer a more comfortable cleaning experience, as well as many health benefits! Continue reading to learn more about the two types of mouthwash. (more…)

What Can I Do About My Tooth Sensitivity?

Friday, February 1st, 2019
Learn a few ways you can treat your tooth sensitivity.

Learn a few ways you can treat your tooth sensitivity.

Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity to sweet, cold, or hot food and drinks? If so, you aren’t alone- over three million Americans have pain when eating things like ice cream or sugary treats. While there are a few treatments for tooth sensitivity, it’s important to talk to your dentist as soon as possible to get advice on what will work best for your teeth. (more…)

3 Common Dental Myths and The Truth Behind Them

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Learn about the truth behind three common dental myths.

Learn about the truth behind three common dental myths.

You may have heard a few statements about the dentist and oral health that are simply untrue, and it’s important to have all the facts! Continue reading to learn about a few common dental myths you may have heard and the truth behind these statements. (more…)

4 New Year’s Resolutions for A Healthier Smile

Friday, January 4th, 2019
Check out these four New Year’s resolutions you should put on your list for a healthier smile!

Check out these four New Year’s resolutions you should put on your list for a healthier smile!

When making your new year resolutions for 2019, don’t forget about your smile! Oral health is very important, and the beginning of a new year is perfect for a fresh start to care for your teeth. Continue reading for four New Year’s resolutions you should make this year to ensure your teeth are happy and healthy! (more…)

How To Prevent Dry Mouth While Sleeping

Friday, December 21st, 2018
 Learn how to prevent dry mouth while sleeping.

Learn how to prevent dry mouth while sleeping.

If you wake up with feeling extremely thirsty or have a burning sensation in your mouth and tongue, it is likely that you have dry mouth. Many people suffer from dry mouth, and it can be frustrating to wake up every morning feeling parched. Chronic dry mouth can also be painful, and may lead to tooth and gum disease if left untreated. Continue reading to learn more about dry mouth and how to prevent it while sleeping. (more…)

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…)