The Importance of Mouthguards

As you may know, it is highly recommended that athletes wear mouthguards during high-contact sports. Other sports may seem like you won’t need a mouthguard—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear one. As you know, mouthguards protect your smile and teeth, and as a general rule, should be worn during intense physical activity. Fortunately,… Read more »

Flossing: Answers to Common Excuses

Flossing your teeth at least twice a day is very important for your oral health. Dr. recommends that you floss your teeth at least once a day. Many people find excuse to not floss as they should. Our dentist has simple solutions for all of the common excuses, like: I Have Trouble Reaching All of… Read more »

What Causes Halitosis?

Halitosis is the clinical term for bad breath, and it is commonly found in poorly cared-for mouths. If you suspect your breath is foul, first try brushing your teeth or taking a breath mint. However, persistent halitosis can also be a side effect of one of these conditions: – Dry Mouth: Dry mouth is a… Read more »

The Advancement of Toothpaste

Brushing and flossing the teeth is imperative to oral health. Did you know that people have been cleaning their teeth and caring for their smiles since as early as 5000 BC? Let’s take a look at toothpaste through history. The Egyptians started using a paste to clean their teeth around 5000 BC. Other ancient civilizations… Read more »

Don’t Let Plaque Get the Best of You

Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, but it is also susceptible to decay. Plaque is the enemy, a clear, sticky bacterial film that coats the teeth and gum line. Bacteria in plaque reacts to acids from sugar in the mouth that erode tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay and gum disease…. Read more »