How Cold Weather Affects Your Teeth

The brisk air of winter can be refreshing, but it can also cause discomfort for some people. If your teeth ache when the temperature drops, you’re not alone. Let’s talk about how cold weather affects your teeth and what you can do for relief. A Common Problem Dental sensitivity is a common complaint for runners, … Continued

Caring for Your Teeth When You’re Sick

A sore throat, stuffy nose, and that awful achy feeling; cold and flu season is here. Caring for your teeth when you’re sick can feel like a lot of extra effort so here are some tips to keep it simple and easy to maintain good dental health. Get a Fresh Toothbrush Toothbrushes often stay moist … Continued

End of the Year Dental Care

Dental insurance can have a lot of benefits. Unfortunately, many people don’t know about all of the benefits their plan offers, and often miss out at the end of the year. That’s why it’s so important to fit in all of your end of the year dental care before your insurance benefits expire. Let’s talk … Continued

Does Flossing Really Make a Difference?

We all know how important brushing is to keep our teeth healthy and our smiles bright, but does flossing really make a difference? Is it really necessary if you brush well? Continue reading to learn more about why flossing is recommended. What is Dental Floss? Dental floss is simply a long strand of specially made … Continued

Foods that Keep Your Teeth Clean

It’s important to brush your teeth after meals or snacks, but when you’re on the go that can sometimes be difficult. Did you know that there are actually foods that keep your teeth clean? Here’s how to spot these dental-friendly foods for smart snacking to keep your smile bright. Whole Fruits Apples have gained the … Continued

Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a condition that happens when bacteria causes inflammation of the gums. If not treated, gum disease can become serious and lead to infection and damage to the jaw bone and tissue that surrounds your teeth. Prevention is important, but if you think that you may already be noticing signs of gum disease, … Continued

One Way to Improve Gum Health

Gum disease is so common and often happens so gradually, most people don’t know they have it. It can also have serious long term consequences if left to progress unchecked, so it’s important to know what signs to look for and how to prevent it. Here is one way to improve gum health that’s surprisingly … Continued

The Benefits of Mouthwash

Brushing and flossing are great for your teeth, but is there more? Let’s talk about the benefits of mouthwash and why it can be a great addition to your oral home care routine. Here are 5 benefits of mouthwash and why they matter. 1. It Freshens Your Breath This is probably the most common reason … Continued

What is Tartar?

You may have been warned about tartar build up or seen advertisements for toothpastes labeled as being helpful for fighting tartar, but many people aren’t familiar with what tartar actually is. So, what is tartar and what causes it? Let’s explore some of the most common questions regarding tartar and what you can do about … Continued

Waterpik vs. Floss

A beautiful, healthy smile is more than just good looks, it’s hard work! If dental and gum health is important to you, you’re probably interested in the best and most efficient ways to maintain good oral hygiene. With all the new technology and gadgets out there, which ones are worth your investment? Read on to … Continued