Category: Oral Hygiene

October: National Dental Hygiene Month!

The entire month of October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Keeping up a good dental hygiene routine can keep your breath smelling fresh, your teeth looking bright, and your smile healthy. Good hygiene can also lower your risks of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious smile problems. Let October be a month where… Read more »

Tips To Avoid Bad Breath

Bad breath is not usually a subject that people enjoy talking about. While it is not exactly a serious affliction, bad breath can be embarrassing in social situations, and at the worst, it could be a sign that there might be a sign of something serious. Unfortunately, wearing braces can contribute to having bad breath. The… Read more »

Avoid Cavities During Orthodontic Treatment

One of the biggest concerns during orthodontic treatment is the increased potential to develop other oral health problems while fixing the alignment issues. With improper oral hygiene, whether or not you are in the middle of orthodontic treatment, the chances of tooth decay and gum disease increase. However, there are ways to avoid developing cavities… Read more »

Do I Need To Clean My Tongue?

In your efforts to keep your mouth healthy, you are probably paying close attention to your teeth and gums. Have you thought about your tongue’s role in your oral health? Your tongue is body’s strongest muscle and it helps you to speak clearly and to eat properly. Your tongue can also be home to many… Read more »

Can You Improve Your Flossing?

Flossing can sometimes seem like the awkward, nerdy sibling to brushing your teeth. Everybody understands the importance of using a toothbrush, but nobody really appreciates how vital flossing is to maintaining your oral health While your toothbrush does a fine job cleaning the outside of your teeth, flossing is the only way to remove the… Read more »

Improve Your Brushing With These Tips

Your teeth play a huge role in your overall health. They chew your food so you can easily digest it and stay energized, they help maintain your facial structure, and they let you express yourself with a nice big smile. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that… Read more »

A Good Hygiene Checklist

Although your teeth are protected by your body’s hardest substance, tooth enamel, they are also susceptible to extensive disease and destruction when enamel is compromised. Even the most devastating dental issues, however, can largely be prevented, or at least managed, with good oral hygiene. As part of our dedication to our patients’ excellent oral health,… Read more »

Dental Care Tips for Invisalign Wearers

Feeling excited and motivated at the beginning of a project and slowly watching that enthusiasm dwindle away is one of those personality quirks that many people seem to share. For example, the exercise routine you feel gung-ho about on Monday morning might seem like a troublesome chore by Friday. In a similar manner, many Invisalign… Read more »

Eating Healthy with Orthodontics This Holiday Season

Many holiday traditions involve feasting on heaps of delicious foods and eye-catching confectioneries while spending time with family and friends. However, if you have braces you may find it difficult to enjoy the wide variety of delicacies in fear that you may compromise your treatment. Eating healthy with orthodontics is fairly easy, as long as… Read more »

Tips to Keep Your Braces Clean

Having braces can be a little annoying, and you probably want to complete the treatment as soon as possible. Did you know that practicing excellent oral hygiene while you have braces can actually reduce the amount of time it takes to complete the treatment? By keeping your braces clean, you will maintain a healthy environment… Read more »