Oral Hygiene

When Talking Toothbrushes, Softer is Better

  Brushing Hard Is Not the Same As Brushing Thoroughly   You cannot overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene – not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. From the time we […]

Do You Know What’s in Your Oral Hygiene Products?

7 Things to Know About the Ingredients in Over the Counter Oral Hygiene Products 1. Most Oral Hygiene Products Contain Abrasives Abrasives help remove stains from the teeth. Initially, the abrasives added were quite rough in texture, but today’s abrasives are comparably gentle. They primarily consist of hydrated aluminum oxides, dehydrated silica gel, and calcium […]

When Talking Toothbrushes, Softer is Better

Brushing Hard Is Not the Same As Brushing Thoroughly   You cannot overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene – not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. From the time we are […]

Do You Know What’s in Your Oral Hygiene Products?

7 Things to Know About the Ingredients in Over the Counter Oral Hygiene Products   1. Most Oral Hygiene Products Contain Abrasives Abrasives help remove stains from the teeth. Initially, the abrasives added were quite rough in texture, but today’s abrasives are comparably gentle. They primarily consist of hydrated aluminum oxides, dehydrated silica gel, and […]

Tricky Treats: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Trick? Or Treat? Time for Pumpkins, Costumes, and Lots and LOTS of Candy.   Did you know that just over 25% of candy purchased in America each year is bought at Halloween? Halloween and candy go hand in hand, but sugary treats can do scary things to your teeth if you aren’t careful. The bacteria […]

To Floss or Not To Floss? That is the Question.

Should You Floss or Not? Just Floss…It’s Not Going to Hurt!   The U.S. Department of Health’s latest decision to not include flossing in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, coupled with the Associated Press’ recent report that the recommendation for flossing lacks evidence that flossing helps is creating a lot of confusion…but don’t throw out your […]

Summer Has Arrived – Tips for a Tooth Healthy Summer

Hooray for Summer! Summer is our favorite time of the year! It is great for slowing down and relaxing with friends and family, school is out, camps and outdoor activities fill the calendar, and vacations are planned. But it is not the time to take a break from good oral health habits. Here are some useful tips to […]

Today is Earth Day! How Green is Your Dental Routine?

Happy Earth Day!   Today is Earth Day. And on Earth Day, we are reminded of the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), the importance of being environmentally friendly, and decreasing our impact on the environment. But just how green is your dental hygiene routine? Here are 3 tips for making your dental hygiene activities a little […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month Sugar Wars: Win the Battle Against Sugar   Reports show that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems. And students who are absent miss critical instruction time, especially in early grades where reading skills are an important focus and the building blocks […]