Category: Dental Hygiene

Oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene isn’t just a sign of a healthy mouth and teeth. It’s also indicative of overall health. Poor oral health may cause gum disease, tooth loss, and even jaw bone damage. Meanwhile, leaving mouth infections untreated can lead to health issues like heart disease and diabetes. You don’t want to suffer these consequences. So, […]

man flossing

We’re taught from childhood that brushing and flossing are the two most important things we can do at home in order to care for our oral health. This remains true for a lifetime–an effective brushing and flossing routine combined with good diet and hydration go a long way towards keeping your teeth and gums healthy. […]

lyme disease

Lyme disease is well known, but the popular understanding of the condition is often wrought with misconceptions and partial understandings of what the illness is and does. In particular, many of the long-term health complications resulting from Lyme Disease are often underreported. This applies to the complex relationship between Lyme Disease and oral health, which […]

Change Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush is perhaps the most important tool in your oral health arsenal. The humble toothbrush is your first line of defense against cavities, gum disease, and even bad breath. However, like many humble yet important things, we all tend to take our toothbrushes for granted. By learning the basics of toothbrush care, we can […]

dental hygiene and holidays

It’s the happiest time of the year for many of us, with celebrations of all sorts spanning the month of December and beyond. During this festive season, it’s easy to let the cares and worries of everyday life slip away as you celebrate. While that’s good for your mental health and spiritual well-being, it might […]

black tartar

Dental tartar is both unsightly and unhealthy and generally results from poor dental hygiene and neglect. Black dental tartar is often shocking; sometimes it appears out of nowhere and may leave you wondering what’s wrong with your teeth. While dental tartar is never a good thing, you can take some small comfort in knowing that […]

gum disease

Gum disease is one of the most pervasive yet undiscussed issues in American health, with a majority of American adults dealing with some version of it annually. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. Due to the variety of symptoms and degrees of severity and the wide variety of possible treatments, it’s difficult to get […]

coconut oil teeth whitening

Oral health and dental care are like so many other things in the world in that they have their trends, fads, urban legends, and “woo”. While some of this is harmless and much of it is entertaining, these rumors and fads are not generally effective when it comes to preserving and enhancing your oral health. […]

Oral Health and COVID

COVID-19 is the dominant issue of 2020, draining energy from other issues and causes as it forces many of us to reshape our lives and livelihoods. As it appears, the pandemic won’t be fading anytime soon, the role COVID-19 plays in other health issues is an important topic of discussion. The Coronavirus has been linked […]

dental tartar

Keeping your smile clean and healthy is an important job—so much depends on your oral health in terms of your overall well-being! One of the biggest parts of maintaining your; teeth and gums is preventing tartar buildup. Dealing with tartar before it becomes a problem can help prevent all sorts of oral health issues including […]