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…

11 Tips to Help Protect Your Tooth Enamel

Tooth Enamel Erosion: Causes and How to Prevent It Tooth enamel is a semi-clear, hard, outer layer that protects your teeth from daily wear and tear. It also keeps you from feeling temperature extremes from the hot and cold things you eat and drink. Acids and chemicals that can damage your teeth are also fended…

Mystery Solved: The Story on Canker Sores

Information About these Sometimes Painful Oral Nuisances and How to Prevent Them Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. They can be painful and can make eating and talking difficult. Although anyone can develop canker sores,…

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…

Tips for Dental Care as You Age

Four Things You Can Do to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime Although good oral health habits should be a part of your young developmental years, consider the age of 40 the foundation of your overall health patterns for the years to come. We all know that as we age, we are susceptible to changes…