Oral Health Tips

October 26, 2015

Dry-MouthDry mouth means not having enough saliva (spit) to keep your mouth wet; this condition can make it hard to eat, swallow, or talk, and can lead to cavities or infection. You don’t have to live with it, though, you can talk to your dentist to find out what options are available.

October 1, 2015

Decay-formationPlaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that adheres to your teeth. It uses sugar to produce acids that eat away at tooth enamel, so consuming sugars and starches feeds that plaque.

September 8, 2015

flossingTeeth have 5 sides, but your toothbrush can only reach 3 of them, which means if you’re not flossing, you’re only cleaning about 60% of your total tooth surface.

August 18, 2015

soda-glassFor whiter teeth, avoid drinking dark-colored sodas, coffee, red wine, or black tea, and avoid smoking cigarettes or cigars.

June 23, 2015

Visit your dentist at least every 6 months, or more often if you have significant dental needs.

June 17, 2015

Sipping on sugary or carbonated drinks is bad for your teeth because it raises acidity levels over a long period of time. Drink through a straw, or finish the drink quickly to protect your teeth.

June 17, 2015

child_mouthguardChildren suffer more than 200,000 injuries to the mouth and jaw each year, and many could be prevented by wearing mouth guards.

June 17, 2015

Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, sooner if you have been sick or if you notice that the bristles look frayed or damaged.

June 17, 2015

use-fluoride-toothpaste-1Fluoride is essential for developing healthy teeth and gums during childhood. If your water supply doesn’t contain fluoride, talk to your dentist about getting a fluoride supplement.

June 17, 2015

Sealants are a simple and inexpensive way to prevent childhood dental decay and cavities and can be applied to all your child’s molars in a single visit.