Regular Floss Not Doing a Good Job? Keep Your Teeth Clean With a Water Flosser

If you have problems keeping your teeth and gums clean after you visit your dental hygienist, invest in a water flosser. Water flossers clean areas of the mouth that may be too difficult to floss manually, such as close to the gumline and at the very back of your mouth. Your regular floss may not be as effective as you need it to be when it comes to cleaning hard-to-reach areas, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Read More 

Two Reasons Why Your Child Needs To See A Pediatric Dentist

Although the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children seen the dentist either within 6 months of their first tooth breaking through their gums, or by age 1, you might not see the importance in caring for your child's baby teeth.  You may feel like since they are going to fall out anyway, all you really need to do is basic teeth brushing at home.  However, if you believe this is true, you could be mistaken. Read More 

Why You Should Get A Dental Implant For A Lost Molar

Your back teeth are some of the most common teeth that you might lose as a result of oral decay. It's easy to get food and bacteria wedged in-between, causing cavities to develop that aren't visible. If you lose one of your back teeth, you might wonder if you should simply rely on your other back teeth. You are not alone, with 70% of Americans missing at least one tooth. However, besides aesthetics, there are many other negative effects of losing a back tooth and not having it replaced with a dental implant. Read More 

How 3 Health Conditions Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health

Research continues to mount that shows that various health conditions can negatively affect your oral health. In some cases,they can lead to severe dental disease. Here are three conditions and the negative effects that they have on your oral health backed by science: Sjorgen's Syndrome Can Result in Tooth Decay and Cracking. There are as many as four million Americans who have been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, also known as dry mouth. Read More 

How Typical College Life Can Affect Your Oral Health

College life can be both rewarding and fun, but it can cause serious damage to your oral health. If you don't take precautions to deal with the risks, then the ensuing damage may take many years, and a lot of money, to eradicate. Here are some of the unique challenges to oral health that college students face: Late Night Snacking If there is one art many college students have perfected, it is the inability to keep a regular eating schedule. Read More