What Winter Holidays Can do to Your Mouth (and How to Save it)

The holidays are gearing up, which means it’s time for parties, presents and mistletoe! Although oral health may be the last thing on your mind, ‘tis the season to be thinking about it. With the drastic weather changes and holiday

6 Detrimental Effects Alcohol Has on Your Teeth and Mouth

Alcohol consumption has become a regular characteristic in our society. Whether you’re enjoying a few beers while watching the game or throwing back cocktails at a holiday party, it’s generally accepted that drinks will be available at any celebratory event.

5 Of The Best Remedies For Dental Pain

We’ve all been there. It’s the weekend, or you’re traveling somewhere, and you get a toothache. The dentist’s office doesn’t open until Monday! Yikes! What do you do? How do you relieve your pain long enough to wait for a

Do You Have A Nightly Grind? Teeth Clenching

Do you find yourself sitting in a meeting at work or working on your computer, only to realize you’re clenching your teeth? Do you wake up refreshed and ready to start the day, or do you wake up with a

Do Water Flossers Get The Job Done?

“You need to do a better job flossing.” We’ve all heard this during our dental visits. Most of us are not good at pulling out that long string of dental floss every day to get the job done. Water flossers

Dealing With Your Fear Of The Dentist

Dentists recommend periodic checkups at least every six months to maintain optimum oral health, but millions miss these visits each year because of serious anxieties about visiting a dentist. While it’s true that few people look forward to a visit,

How Do Dentists Feel About Natural & Organic Toothpastes?

Natural and organic toothpastes are growing in popularity as consumers look for an alternative to sodium lauryl sulfate(SLS), flouride, glycerin, and other chemically-created substances. But are these toothpastes safe and effective? Do dentists recommend them? Many dentists do recommend organic products.

So You Have A Mouth Sore….

We’ve all had that uncomfortable feeling of eating something spicy or drinking something hot, only to discover a painful mouth sore. Mouth sores are very common and occur on the gums, lips or tongue, or inside the cheeks. There are

Caring for Canker Sores

If you feel pain on the inside of your cheek or lip, you may have a canker sore. These mouth ulcers have a white center, and while quite painful, they are not contagious. Canker Sore Or Cold Sore? They are

Tips For Making The Most Out Of Your Braces

If you need to wear braces in order to straighten your teeth or prevent future problems from developing, you probably think of the metal bands on your teeth as a burden. That’s not surprising, especially given that braces come with