Are Your Brushing Methods Harming Your Teeth?

Drinking a glass of ice water, sipping hot coffee, or even eating ice cream can often cause sudden sensations of pain. The good news is that you are not the only one who shares this experience. For every eight adults, one has to deal with the problem of tooth sensitivity. This kind of sensitivity is one which is not associated with cavities. Now, where does this come from? You might be shocked with the answer. Read More 

Four Types Of People Who May Need Help With Brushing And Flossing

Brushing and flossing every day are some of the most important things as far as dental care is concerned. However, not everybody can brush and floss his or her teeth effectively. Here are three examples of groups of people who may need help with this activity: The Aged Many aged people battle with gum recession, increased teeth sensitivity, dry mouth, and tooth loss (often handled by dentures or bridges). If you have an aged loved one, then these complications mean that you need to pay special attention to his or her oral health. Read More 

Identifying The Symptoms, Treatments, And Risk Factors That Differentiate Gum Disease From Gum Recession

People often mistakenly use the terms "receding gums" and "gum disease" interchangeably, but they are actually two different conditions. Yet one condition can lead to the other, and the two conditions can be present simultaneously. Before exploring the differences, the two conditions must be clearly defined.  What is Gum Disease? When a patient leaves plaque and tartar buildup untreated, it can develop into painful gingivitis, or the inflammation, bleeding, and swelling of the gums. Read More 

Put Your Best Teeth Forward: 3 Simple Steps To Whiter Teeth

Your teeth are the first thing people notice when you smile. That's why it's so important that you keep your teeth in the best shape possible. That includes keeping them their absolute whitest. Regular visits to your dentist's office will provide the deep cleaning that you need, but there are also some things you can be doing at home to keep them clean between visits. Take a look at this list of ways to put your best teeth forward. Read More 

Six Common Dental Myths

Proper dental care can give you a great smile and benefit your overall health. Modern dentistry has made some major advances in the last few decades, but a few popular misconceptions still abound.  Here are some dental myths, plus one statement that has dentists undecided. 1. Whitening Your Teeth Weakens Them Bleaching products, whether they be from the dentist or over the counter, are generally harmless. These products only work on the color of the teeth, not the enamel itself. Read More