Category: Dental Hygiene

Tips to Manage Orofacial Pain

Tips to Manage Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain is usually attributed to dental issues, so the good news is that it’s very treatable! Orofacial pain can be quite debilitating, even interfering with your ability to do everyday tasks. The pain may be felt in the mouth and jaw, in front of the ears, from the eyes downward, and even in the
Keep Your Lips Safe This Summer in the Sun!

Keep Your Lips Safe This Summer in the Sun!

You probably already know the importance of covering your arms and legs with sunscreen, but did you know that it’s just as essential to protect your lips from the sun? It’s summertime! Time to enjoy the outdoors. When you pack for the beach, you know to bring sunscreen to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

Soft, Medium, or Hard Toothbrush Bristles?

Does the firmness of the bristles matter? Yes! Here’s your guide to picking the right toothbrush.  You brush your teeth twice a day and floss each night. However, there may be an integral part of that oral care routine you may be overlooking — your toothbrush! The toothbrush you choose is just as important as

Are You a Diabetes Patient? Here’s How to Maintain That Healthy Mouth!

Diabetes doesn’t only affect how your body processes sugar. It can also impact your teeth and gums if you don’t take care of your oral health! Diabetes affects your entire body — including your mouth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34.2 million Americans (roughly one in 10) have diabetes, a disease

How to Combat Mask Mouth

Yes — there is such a thing as mask mouth, and you’re not alone! But there are ways you can combat it.  The COVD-19 pandemic normalized wearing masks around the mouth to stop the spread of the virus. Although some COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, masks are still required in most settings, especially public indoor

I Just Got a Filling. What Now?

Getting a filling is one thing, but what happens when you leave the dental office? Get tips on keeping your mouth healthy beyond the dentist’s chair. We all know that maintaining oral health is important, but despite that, very few people escape needing tooth fillings at some point in their lives — particularly in childhood.

Dental Tape vs Dental Floss

When it comes to flossing, you have options. Dental floss and dental tape are effective tools for cleaning between your teeth — as long as you know how to use them correctly. You’ve probably been hearing that you should floss each day since you were a child. From your parents to your dentists, everyone seems to

How to Check for Gingivitis at Home

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from periodontal disease. Checking for gingivitis at home can help catch and prevent it from progressing into periodontitis. According to the CDC, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from periodontal disease. Gingivitis, a mild and common form of gum disease, commonly results from

Why Do My Teeth Feel Itchy?

Are your teeth itchy? Anything from tooth damage to fungal pathogens might be responsible. Learn more about the common culprits behind itchy teeth and the home remedies to resolve them. If you’ve recently been bitten by a bug, the area around the bite probably itches. If you have dandruff or head lice, your scalp may
Break These 7 Bad Habits and Improve Your Dental Health

Break These 7 Bad Habits and Improve Your Dental Health

These seven bad habits can promote plaque, injure your teeth, and worsen your dental hygiene. Break them today to improve your dental health. You know there are ways to actively improve your dental health, but ever think about how you could worsen it accidentally? Unfortunately, there are many everyday activities that could seriously damage your