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…

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…

Are You and Your Toothpaste Compatible?

Which One is Right for Me? So Many Options Make Choosing a Brand Tricky Visit any drug store today, and you will discover an overwhelmingly wide range of toothpastes available. It is no surprise that you find yourself asking, Which one do I choose? Perhaps you could decide based on the brand or price, or…

Are Hidden Sources of Alcohol Affecting Your Teeth?

From Medications We Take to Food We Eat, Alcohol is Everywhere When consumed in moderation, there are health benefits associated with alcohol. The Mayo Clinic reports that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the odds of developing heart disease including heart attack, may potentially minimize the risks of stroke, lower the chances of getting gallstones and…

7 Surprising Foods That Are Staining Your Teeth

And How to Keep Eating Them While Reducing Their Impact on Your Pearly Whites Wine, coffee and tea it’s the trifecta of tooth-staining foods that almost everyone knows to avoid in order to protect their pearly whites. These beverages, however, are just the beginning of a long list of foods that can sabotage your smile,…

10 Tips for a Happy Mouth in 2016

Healthy Resolutions for a Brighter Smile Failure to keep New Year’s resolutions is so commonplace these days that it has become an easy punch line for many jokes. Studies have found only eight percent of people actually keep their resolutions annually. But resolving to improve your dental health and actually making good on that resolution…

Dentists are Disease Detectives

Your Oral Health Speaks Volumes About Your Body Your mouth performs a range of important daily activities including eating, drinking, talking and smiling. But did you know that your mouth can also provide clues to other diseases? Dentists can act as disease detectives by simply examining your mouth, head, and neck for signs and symptoms…