Tag Archives | how to care for your teeth

Tooth Whitening Products and Procedures

There are many different tooth whitening products and procedures available, including whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products obtained from a dentist. However, whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow-ish teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Which Kind of Floss is Best?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once a day to achieve optimal oral health. By flossing daily, you help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. But with so many different types on the market, which kind of floss is best? The simple answer is that […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

What Kind of Toothbrush is Best?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the toothbrush has been around for nearly 5,000 years. ‘Chew sticks’ of bone, wood, ivory and hog bristles all were used in the past to clean teeth, and the nylon bristled toothbrush that we now use wasn’t invented until 1938. We’re taught that using a toothbrush regularly is […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

What Happens If You Stop Brushing?

Can’t ever find the time to take care of your teeth? According to the American Dental Association, about half of Americans don’t floss daily, and one in five don’t brush twice daily – so you’re not alone. But you may want to reconsider. It’s easy to start wondering why brushing is so important, which leads […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Preventative Care

No matter your age, your oral health is important.  Regular dental examinations coupled with good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease.  (See our blog on Home Care for more information about oral hygiene.) Some people need to visit the dentist only once or twice a year for preventative care; others may need to visit […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Home Dental Care

Good oral health is achieved through collaboration between yourself and your dentist.  Routine, daily care on your part, combined with regular checkups with your dentist, can ensure that you have strong, healthy teeth throughout your life. The two most important elements of your daily home dental care routine should be Brushing and Flossing. BRUSHING Brushing […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }