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When is the Right Time to Change Your Toothbrush or Brush Head?

The average person changes their toothbrush about two times each year. This is half the typical recommendation, which is to change your tooth brush (or brush head, if you use a Sonicare or similar) no less than four times per year. This is significant because a worn toothbrush simply can’t clean your mouth as effectively…

Flossing and Your Healthy Eating Goals: What the Two Have in Common

Your teeth can last a lifetime if you follow your dentist’s recommendations. Even after hearing a dental professional give sound advice about oral care, many people still walk away thinking that brushing their teeth is enough. Yes, brushing your teeth is very important, but it only handles a small portion of the job. Along with…

Eating Disorders and Your Dentist

The food you eat and your overall dietary habits play a big role in your oral health. We’ve all heard in the news, or from our health care providers, that eating too much sugar in our diets can lead to cavities, but it’s also true that eating other highly acidic and readily-available “diet” foods can…

Blood Thinners and Bleeding Gums Explained

There are many reasons why a person’s gums might bleed, and certain medications, such as blood thinners, may be to blame. Blood thinners are necessary for a number of conditions, and if you are taking blood thinners, it is important to understand how your medication can impact your overall oral health and your day to…

Dialysis and Your Dentist

What You Need to Know to Make Sure Your Dental Visits Go as Smooth as Possible If you, or someone you know have kidney disease, it’s a good idea to make your dental health a priority. For a person with this disease, keeping a healthy smile can take some extra effort. Kidney disease and dialysis…

Flossing: The Perfect Time to Check Your Mouth for Oral Health Issues

Like many patients, chances are you’ve been sitting in your hygienist’s chair, every six months or so, admitting that you don’t floss regularly. Flossing is an instrumental component in keeping your mouth healthy – free from disease and cavities. Because there is no instant gratification from flossing like there is from brushing, it’s often a…

Dental Scaling 101: Understand the Tools Used in this Common Dental Procedure

Dental planing and scaling, also known as deep cleaning, is a procedure done at your dentist’s office to rid your gums of harmful bacteria that causes periodontal disease. Plaque, a sticky layer that is made up of bacteria and food particles, will calcify over time becoming hard and irremovable at home through regular brushing. The…