dental blog

Oct
16

What’s Lurking on Your Toothbrush?

If you share a bathroom, then there may be something contaminating your toothbrush. According to a study done by researchers at Quinnipiac University, sharing a bathroom with a roommate or partner may mean that your toothbrush contains that person’s fecal matter. 60% of the toothbrushes that were collected in the study tested positive for fecal […]

Oct
3

Your Brain on Candy

While candy is a well-known culprit when it comes to tooth decay and cavities, it is also known as the downfall of many weight loss plans. When times get tough, we seem to always reach for the unhealthy treats, and it turns out that there is a scientific reason for us. With Halloween just around […]

Sep
26

Is There a Link Between Poor Oral Health and Cancer?

If you suffer from swollen gums, missing teeth, or other poor oral health symptoms, then you may be at a higher risk of contracting human papillomavirus. Known as HPV, the human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted disease that results in cancers of the cervix, mouth, and throat. If you have poor oral hygiene, you are […]

Sep
5

Should You Floss Before or After You Brush?

To floss before or after? That is the question! Whatever your style – flosser, string, AirFloss, WaterPik – you know that flossing is one of the best things you can do to maintain healthy teeth. Thankfully, we have moved past the question of why you should floss and have moved on to when. But even […]

Aug
15

Fluoride Facts

Many people have confusion or misinformation about fluoride and what exactly it does for dental health. Between fluoridated water, fluoride toothpaste, and in-office treatments, there’s a lot to unpack! Luckily, we’re here to help you understand everything about this useful addition to your oral care routine. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring cavity […]

Aug
1

What Medications Can Do to Your Oral Health

Taking certain medications can help treat disease and lead to better overall health. However, it’s important to be aware of side effects, as some medications can harm your teeth and gums. If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may need to take extra precautions to maintain a healthy mouth! 1. Abnormal bleeding Some medications […]

Jul
25

Longterm Breastfeeding and Cavities

Many pediatric health experts have confirmed that if a mother can manage it, “breast is best” when it comes to feeding her babies. While the American Pediatric Association recommends breastfeeding for up to a year, a recent study confirms that breastfeeding much longer than that can lead to dental problems for young children. In research […]

Jul
19

Why You May Have Developed a Gap

Have you noticed a little extra space between your teeth recently? If you’ve had perfectly spaced pearly whites for your whole life and have suddenly developed a gap, you’re not alone. Here are a few reasons why a gap could be appearing in your mouth. In some cases, the way that you swallow can be […]

Jul
11

What to Do If Your Child Damages a Tooth

It’s summertime, and that means children are spending their days outside. Good news for parents trying to reduce screen time, but bad news for teeth? With the longer days and warmer weather, the odds of kids taking a nasty spill are greatly increased. So, what should you do if your child’s teeth take a hit? […]