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Category: General & Preventive Dentistry

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

The Benefits of Chewing Gum

Indulging in a stick of gum isn’t bad for your teeth — that is, if you choose the right kind. Chewing gum dates back to ancient times. At a site in Sweden, archeologists discovered tooth impressions of children and adolescents dating back 9,000 years with bits of birch bark tar, indicating that they chewed gum.

Am I Allergic to My Toothpaste?

Although just less than 1% of the population has a contact allergy to toothpaste, you should still know the signs of an allergic reaction. With countless varieties of toothpaste on the market today, finding the right one can be tough. After all, you’ll want to take into account the flavor, brand, type, list of active

Can I Use My Own Plaque Scraper at Home?

You’ve probably seen plaque scrapers sold on the Internet. Maybe you’ve asked yourself, “Should you buy one?” The answer is no, and we’ll tell you why. Do-it-yourself may be fine for home projects, but is it right for your dental care? Although a diligent oral care regimen at home is essential for healthy teeth, some

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

Everything You Need to Know About Tonsil Removal

Today, many people get their tonsils removed for a variety of reasons. Read on if you’re getting a tonsillectomy so you know what to expect!  A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed. Tonsil removal can treat infections and inflammation, such as frequently-occuring tonsillitis. You may also need a tonsillectomy for