Posts Tagged ‘ Dental Health ’

Benefits of Flossing…Consequences of Not

As your dentist begins your cleaning, he or she never fails to ask – “have you been flossing regularly?”  The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Typically, we have no problem brushing twice a day. The flossing is what falls to the […]

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Photos in this blog Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you find yourself wincing in pain when you brush your teeth or drink something hot or cold, chances are you have sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth are the result of the exposure of the softer, inner part of your tooth called “dentin” that lies under the tooth enamel, […]

Common Foods That Stain Your Teeth

How many times have you knocked over your drink and spilled the dark liquid over your clothes, or dropped a forkful of spaghetti onto your brand new white shirt?   Too many times than you’d like to admit, right?  They cause embarrassing stains, and depending on how dark the stain is, can be a hassle to […]

Don’t Wait for Pain to Fix a Cavity

The average person doesn’t spend long periods of time thinking about the health of their teeth. They may visit the dentist every year or so, but even then, they don’t give their teeth too much thought. Occupying far less space on their minds is whether or not they have a cavity. I brush my teeth […]

Damaging Effects of Sugary Drinks

Dextrose, fructose, glucose, and maltose; it doesn’t matter what the fancy and sometimes hard-to-pronounce ingredients are called on nutrition labels.  Those are all names for sugar.  In terms of maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding sugar is advised.  Then again, the “But it tastes so good!”  You might exclaim.  Or, “Well, I chose diet soda with […]

What is Gingivitis and What Causes It?

What is it? Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and is the first stage of periodontal disease. While it is the easiest to treat, it can also cause numerous problems if ignored. Periodontal disease is an infection that destroys the gums, the tissues supporting the teeth, the periodontal ligament and the tooth sockets, or […]