Posts Tagged ‘oral hygiene’

Protect Your Teeth From Bruxism and Seasonal Stress Grinding

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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Is seasonal stress grinding your teeth down? Don’t let bruxism damage your teeth permanently.

The holiday season will create a significant amount of stress for individuals over the next two months. While this time can have many enjoyable elements, the stress produced by gift-buying, school assignments, work projects, family, and more can all contribute to bruxism. What is bruxism? This is the condition in which you clench and grind your teeth throughout the day and night. This clenching and grinding can become disruptive and lead to body pain and tooth sensitivity. If you believe you suffer from bruxism, read on to learn more about the symptoms and treatments, and schedule a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

How to Manage Tooth Decay Risk Factors

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Do what you can to lower your risk for tooth decay and cavities.

Tooth decay doesn’t happen randomly but is the end result of bacteria feeding on the sugar present on your teeth and producing acid. High acidity then erodes your tooth enamel and creates the perfect environment for cavities and tooth decay. However, you don’t need to wait for cavities to form to address them. You can monitor the following four tooth decay risk factors to prevent cavities from developing.  (more…)

Tips for Preventing Halloween Cavities

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Learn how to avoid the candy that causes Halloween cavities.

Halloween is a great time to have some fun, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Both children and adults can indulge in a variety of candy, but what isn’t so fun is visiting your dentist and finding you’ve developed new cavities! Fortunately, there are a few methods you can use to prevent kids from developing Halloween cavities.  (more…)

The Components of Daily Dental Care

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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There are a few components that make up the recommended daily dental care routine.

Everyone wants to do what they can to keep their teeth healthy and strong. However, we may not always know what the best method is for doing that. How many times should we brush our teeth each day? What about flossing and using mouthwash? Read on to learn the recommended components of a daily rental routine.  (more…)

3 Ways to Treat Sensitive Teeth While on a Budget

Friday, October 9th, 2020
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You can treat sensitive teeth affordably with specialty toothpaste.

When you are budgeting for your health, you should never forget to budget for proper oral care. This includes factoring in routine checkups, as well as any daily care items you will need. If you want to treat sensitive teeth while staying within a modest budget, there are a few things you can do to take care of your pearly whites.  (more…)

5 Tips for Family Dental Care

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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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
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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
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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…)

How Cavity Fillings Work

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Learn how cavity fillings work and why they are beneficial.

When you have a cavity, you know it’s time to get a filling. However, you may not know how fillings work and what the dentist is doing when operating on your teeth. Understanding what happens during a cavity filling is useful for not just calming your nerves around the procedure but for understanding why fillings are important to have. Read on to understand how cavity fillings work and why you should not hesitate to get one when it’s needed.  (more…)

What 4 Types of Tooth Pain Might Mean

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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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…)