Posts Tagged ‘oral care’

Does Tooth Whitening Toothpaste Really Work?

Friday, November 16th, 2018
Learn if tooth whitening toothpaste really works to remove stains from teeth.

Learn if tooth whitening toothpaste really works to remove stains from teeth.

Whitening toothpaste is good for removing surface stains caused by food and drinks, but it won’t change the natural color of your teeth. The toothpaste can’t lighten a stain that goes deeper than the tooth’s surface, so it may not provide the results you are looking for. Continue reading to learn more about tooth whitening toothpaste and other whitening treatments. (more…)

What Is Invisalign and How Does it Work?

Friday, November 9th, 2018
Learn about Invisalign and how it works.

Learn about Invisalign and how it works.

There are many different methods that people use to straighten their teeth and achieve a better smile. There is the classic method of using braces and there are also removable aligners. The aligners have been growing in popularity because of their convenience and (sometimes) affordability. If you’re considering your options for straightening your teeth, here’s an overview of Invisalign and how it works. (more…)

Are Dental X-rays Safe For My Child?

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Learn if dental X-rays are safe for your child.

Learn if dental X-rays are safe for your child.

X-rays are valuable tools to help dentists spot signs of tooth decay or disease, but you may be reluctant to expose your child to the radiation. A dentist will only use X-rays when it is necessary and has reason to suspect that your child may be at risk of tooth decay. Continue reading to learn when dental X-rays are safe for your child and how you can minimize the need for X-rays. (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…)

How To Keep Your Gums Healthy

Friday, October 5th, 2018
Learn about how to keep your gums healthy.

Learn about how to keep your gums healthy.

Even if you have a white smile and straight teeth that are cavity-free, there is still a chance of developing gum disease. While brushing your teeth and keeping them sparkling white is important, gum health is also an essential part of oral care! Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and how to keep your gums healthy. (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…)

How Is Invisalign Different Than Traditional Braces?

Friday, August 17th, 2018
 Learn how Invisalign differs from traditional braces.

Learn how Invisalign differs from traditional braces.

Invisalign is an invisible, custom-made aligner used to help straighten teeth. The aligner is interchanged about every two weeks and may be needed for six to eighteen months, depending on the severity of teeth misalignment. Invisalign has proven to help patients achieve straighter teeth for a beautiful smile they can feel confident showing off! Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign and how it is different than traditional braces. (more…)