Posts Tagged ‘Oral Hygiene’
Dental Health Tips For Seniors
As we get older, we need tokeep track of our bodies far differently than when we were younger. This includes our dental hygiene. Prescription medications can have a big effect on dental health. They can lead to dry mouth which can lead to increased tooth decay. Below you will find some great dental hygiene tips…Read More
Smart Snacking For A Happy, Healthy Smile
We generally do not make smart, healthy choices when snacking. Snacking usually occurs at a moment of weakness between meals at a moment of hunger between meals. This often means choosing a sugary snack which can have harmful effects on our dental health. Sugary snacks may taste great and be filling at the moment, but they…Read More
Maintaining Dental Hygiene While Traveling
Summer is just around the corner which means school is out and traveling for many families. It is easy to overlook dental hygiene when on the road and forget to pack the essentials to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Below you will find some essentials to pack to ensure you keep up your dental hygiene while having…Read More
Can Tongue Brushing Improve Oral Hygiene?
A good oral hygiene regimen often includes tooth brushing multiple times a day along with flossing but did you know there is more you could be doing? While brushing and flossing are very effective adding tongue brushing to your regimen can kick your dental hygiene into high gear. Neglecting to brush your tongue at least…Read More
Facts About Maintenance Of Dental Implants
Many believe that once teeth are replaced with dental implants, they are there for good, and do not need to be cared for. Implants need to be maintained just like regular teeth. While dental implants are not susceptible to decay, they can break down down due to force, chronic inflammation, or infection, and begin to…Read More
Periodontal Disease in Women
Recent studies have shown an increased risk for periodontal disease in women. Why are women more prone to the disease, and what can be done to help decrease the risks? While there are many risk factors, which seem to be more prevalent? Female hormones seem to be the main risk factor. The study done at…Read More
Cough Syrup and Tooth Cavities
Here we are in that time of year when coughs, colds, and flu symptoms can make our lives miserable. Most people turn to over the counter medication to either relieve some of their symptoms or lessen their effects. Did you know that these medicines can result in tooth decay? Ingredients in Medications that Cause Tooth…Read More
Tongue Tied? Frenectomy Could Be The Answer
Frenectomy – is the removal of a frenulum (small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far). It can refer to frenula in several places on the human body. In dentistry, this procedure is routinely done for orthodontic purposes but can also be done for other functional reasons. Types Of Frenectomy…Read More
Periogen + Waterpik: Ultimate Weapon Against Tartar?
Periodontal disease can be very difficult to manage once it begins to progress past its initial reversible stage of gingivitis. The treatment of periodontal disease requires diligence on the part of the patient to maintain regular dentist appointments and routine home care. Professional dental cleanings go a long way to preserving your teeth and gums,…Read More
National Flossing Day!
National Flossing Day!! November 23rd, 2012 Daily flossing is a requirement for healthy teeth and gums. Thorough flossing removes the plaque and food debris between your teeth that your toothbrush may not. It also increases blood circulation in your gum tissue to help prevent periodontal disease. Flossing is a critical technique for a healthy smile,…Read More