Dental Discoloration: Causes and Best Solutions

Making a Few Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Tooth Discoloration There are plenty of factors that can cause temporary or permanent tooth discolorations. First, there is the extrinsic discoloration, which means that your teeth get discolored because of external factors. For example, if you consume caffeinated beverages, red wine, cola or you are smoking – these…

How to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Receding Gums Can Wreck Your Oral Health Receding gums, as the name itself suggests, occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth wear away and the gums seem to recede backwards making a larger area of the surface of tooth more visible. If you do not contain receding gums, even the root of teeth may…

Homemade Mouthwash Alternatives

9 Natural Mouthwashes You’ll Feel Good About Using While Saving Some Bucks Believe it or not, mouthwashes have been around for a long, long time. In fact, the very first references that we have are from books in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine that list ingredients for a mouth rinse for the treatment of gingivitis from…

9 Ways Medicine Can Affect Your Smile

Many Medications Have Side Effects on Your Oral Health Generally speaking, medicines are designed to make you feel better. But all drugs, whether taken by mouth or injected, come with a risk of side effects, and hundreds of drugs are known to cause oral issues. Medicines used to treat cancer, high blood pressure, severe pain, depression, allergies…

Sealants Can Stop Cavities Before They Begin

This Simple Process Can Save You From Future Fillings Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of…

6 Ways to Fresher Breath in the Morning

Don’t Let Halitosis Ruin Your Day Love waking up to the smell of coffee? Think twice before you reach for a cup! Your daily dose of Joe and other habits that can easily escape your notice could be giving you a bad case of morning breath. But fear not! Bad breath, or “halitosis”, doesn’t have…

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Keeping Mom and Baby Healthy In between trips to the doctor, hospital tours and setting up the nursery, don’t let visiting the dentist fall from your pregnancy to-do list before your baby comes. Getting a checkup during pregnancy is safe and important for your dental health. Not only can you take care of cleanings before…

Breaking Down Burning Mouth Syndrome

What You Need to Know About This Painful Problem Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a painful and often frustrating condition. Some patients compare it to having burned their mouth with hot coffee. The burning sensation may affect the tongue, the roof of the mouth, the gums, the inside of the cheeks and the back of…

Not a Fan of Flossing? Try These Alternatives

Options to Assist in Cleaning those Tough In-Between Spaces When you brush, you’re really only cleaning about 60 percent of your teeth – flossing cleans the rest. It’s true that flossing is the ideal way to clean in between the teeth but, for some people, flossing is difficult and often impossible. People with limited dexterity…