Oral Hygiene and Heart Health…What’s the Connection?

Our mouths are the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria! The moisture in our mouths creates the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. Did you know that on average, a typical human mouth contains about 7 million bacteria, exceeding the number of people who live on earth? We don’t know about you,…

Make No Bones About It…Dental Care is Important!

If you have Osteoporosis, you’re not alone. In the United States, more than 53 million people are affected by the disease! Osteoporosis is a condition in which the body is unable to keep up with new bone creation when older bones are damaged or fractured. This disease affects both men and women, mainly affecting bones…

Oral Hygiene and Heart Health…What’s the Connection?

Our mouths are the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria! The moisture in our mouths creates the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. Did you know that on average, a typical human mouth contains about 7 million bacteria, exceeding the number of people who live on earth? We don’t know about you,…

The Effects of Oral Hygiene on Overall Health

We’ve all heard that neglecting proper oral hygiene could result in bad breath, pesky stains, and a build-up of tartar and plaque. However, did you know that proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining your overall health, and ensuring other organs in your body are healthy and strong? Implementing proper oral hygiene into your every-day…

How does dental health affect the immune system?

Oral health is more important than most people realize! According to the Mayo Clinic, an unhealthy mouth may increase your risk of serious health problems, which can weaken your immune system. Do you know our mouths and are full of bacteria? If untreated, this bacteria can cause disease, inflammation, and/or pain. Regular checkups and professional…

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity happens when the enamel, or the protective layer, on your tooth is broken down. Extreme temperature changes can cause the tooth to expand, which in turn creates microscopic cracks. This leaves the tooth vulnerable, allowing cold or hot food items to get to the nerve, causing tooth sensitivity or pain.  Prevention: Change your…

Teeth Grinding: A Bad Habit

Grinding or clenching your teeth every once in a while is normal, but can turn into a bad habit if not properly addressed. In fact, most people are unaware they have this problem! This habit is mainly caused by the clenching and grinding of teeth while asleep. The most likely causes of teeth grinding are…

The Right Foods To Eat For Good Oral Health

Proper dental hygiene and the management of your oral health does not simply stop with regular brushing and flossing! In order to fully commit to keeping your teeth beautiful and healthy, it is important to understand what sort of diet promotes a healthy smile. Avoiding Sugar The first factor to maintaining oral health is to…

Soda Versus Our Teeth

As delicious and refreshing as an ice-cold soda may be, the health risks associated with sugary beverages just aren’t worth the risk. Consuming beverages with a high sugar content, such as soda, is one of the leading causes of cavities and general decay of the teeth. In order to prevent damage to the enamel of…

How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush

In the past few decades, public knowledge of proper dental care has increased significantly. We are constantly searching for new ways to take care of our smiles and keep them healthy. Something that is commonly overlooked is changing out the toothbrush you are using. While it may seem like a small detail, the toothbrush you…