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Category: General 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

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

How Can I Still Eat Apples With Braces?

When you get braces, you have to give up some foods, including whole apples. Luckily, you can still eat apples with braces. You just need to eat them the right way. When you got your braces, your orthodontist probably went over how to properly care for them, as well as a list of foods you

Blue Or Gray Teeth: 7 Causes and 3 Ways to Fix Them

Everyone knows that anything from smoking to poor oral hygiene can result in yellow teeth. As such, having a blue or gray tooth can be scary. Here’s what you need to know. You probably know that everything from smoking to poor oral hygiene can result in yellow stains on your teeth. But what’s up with

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

Psoriasis and Your Teeth

When psoriasis develops in your mouth, it can lead to serious dental problems. Learn to identify the symptoms to keep your mouth healthy! Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin disease that tends to go through cycles with periodic flare-ups. People who live with it are familiar with its external symptoms, including the appearance of itchy,