Keeping a Healthy Summer Smile

Summer is almost here, and while you and your kids may be enjoying the weather, swimming, playing and going on vacation, remember that you can’t take a vacation from caring for your teeth. In truth, nothing really changes about dental care even when the seasons change, but there are some things to keep in mind. You should start the summer... read more »

Don’t Neglect Your Oral Health When You Are Sick

Having a cold or flu doesn't just impact your body, but can affect your oral health too. Taking care of both is important at this time. You may not think your daily brushing and flossing routine is a priority while you are sick, but you'd be incorrect. In fact, cleaning your mouth while you are sick can make you feel... read more »

Do You Have a Cavity in Your Smile?

Dental decay arises when oral bacteria feed on sugary foods, they produce acids. The acids mix with bacteria, food particles and saliva to form plaque, that sticky film you can feel on your teeth before brushing them. Plaque wears down tooth enamel and creates tiny openings in the tooth. This allows the decay to thrive as it reaches the softer... read more »

Chewing Gum and How it Affects Your Oral Health

Chewing sugarless gum has numerous benefits for your overall health. Not only can chewing gum help slow the rate of heartburn and effectively neutralize stomach acids, but it can also help delay tooth decay and prevent cavities. Chewing sugarless gum after meals has been proven to be highly beneficial for your smile. After eating, your teeth are extra sensitive and... read more »