Fluoride and Why It’s Important

Fluoride and Why It’s Important

You may have heard about fluoride from your dentist or seen it advertised on products at the store like toothpaste and mouthwash. Why is it added to dental products? What are its benefits to your teeth? Is it a necessary ingredient in toothpaste? Fluoride can have a...
What’s So Sweet About Xylitol?

What’s So Sweet About Xylitol?

If you’re looking for ways to protect your teeth from decay and cavities, reducing sugar intake can be an important step to take towards that goal. In addition to keeping an eye out for sugar-free options, xylitol can be an alternative sweetener that may actually be...
5 Ways to Treat Dry Mouth

5 Ways to Treat Dry Mouth

Not only can dry mouth cause a lot of discomfort, but because saliva is your body’s way of naturally protecting and remineralizing teeth it can also contribute to conditions with your teeth and gums such as cavities, gum disease and more. Sometimes treating dry mouth...
Cough Syrup and Your Teeth

Cough Syrup and Your Teeth

When you’re feeling under the weather, it can be difficult to feel like doing much more than snuggling in bed. Everyday tasks like brushing your teeth just seem to take twice the effort and twice as long as usual. The last thing you want to worry about is taking cough...
When Should You Call Your Dentist?

When Should You Call Your Dentist?

If you’re experiencing symptoms with your teeth or mouth that are causing you discomfort, it can feel confusing to know whether to take a wait and see approach or if you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. So, when should you call your dentist? Here are some...
5 Ways Diet Affects Oral Health

5 Ways Diet Affects Oral Health

There are many benefits to choosing to eat healthier, among them the ways diet affects oral health. Eating foods low in sugar and other carbohydrates and starches and high in nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus might not only help...
Can Chewing Gum Help Oral Health?

Can Chewing Gum Help Oral Health?

You’ve done a quick breath check after your garlicky lunch. You’re short on time to run back to the office. It can seem like a quick and easy stand in for brushing to pop a stick of gum in your mouth to freshen your breath, but is chewing gum helpful or harmful to...
Which Mouthwash is Best?

Which Mouthwash is Best?

Perusing a wall of dental products can be overwhelming, but there are ways to narrow the choices. So what is the best way to determine which mouthwash is best? What Is It For? Firstly, mouthwash can never replace brushing or flossing. Although it is a very good...
Teeth Grinding and Braces

Teeth Grinding and Braces

Teeth Grinding, or Bruxism as it is also called, can be a frustrating habit that can cause damage to your beautiful smile. While your braces work hard to align your teeth, bruxism can work against that goal. So how do teeth grinding and braces interact? What Are the...
7 Reasons to Choose Invisalign

7 Reasons to Choose Invisalign

To choose invisalign or not is a big decision, and an important one to discuss with your dentist and orthodontist. If you’re wondering if Invisalign is right for you, here are 7 reasons that may help along the conversation with the dental professionals in your life,...