Just What is a Dentist Looking at/for When X-Rays are Taken?

It’s recommended that you see the dentist at least once every six months to receive a professional teeth cleaning and a dental checkup – and a big part of this dental checkup is taking X-rays of your mouth to get an updated look at your teeth. X-rays are typically taken every other dental cleaning to […]

How Can Swimming Affect Your Teeth

When playing sports like football, basketball and hockey, it’s common for dentists to recommend that athletes wear mouth guards. After all, a high stick, errant elbow or hard tackle has the potential to do a lot to your teeth if the mouth area isn’t properly protected. However, you may be surprised to learn that another […]

A Guide to Dental Care During Pregnancy

Everyone knows that pregnant women shouldn’t drink, smoke or engage in any strenuous activity. However, something as seemingly routine as just going to the dentist also has the potential to be more complicated. First of all, let us just say that visiting the dentist for a teeth cleaning or other dental work is, for the […]

Are You Using The Right Tools?

While it’s important to visit the dentist at least once every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and to address any other issues before they become too great, a big part of a good oral care routine is what you do at home. Most dentists recommend that this routine consists of brushing your teeth […]

What Are The Most Common Malocclusions?

In an ideal mouth, there should be a slight overlap concerning how the upper jaw rests on the lower jaw. However, when there’s either a greater than normal underbite or overbite, the condition is referred to as malocclusion or a situation where the teeth are not aligned properly. A malocclusion is often hereditary in nature, […]

The Harmful Effects of Hookah

Hookah smoking is becoming a nationwide fad, mainly among teenagers and college students, as it’s wrongly perceived as a healthy alternative to cigarette smoking. What is hookah smoking? Specifically, hookahs are pipe-like devices that consumers can use to smoke flavored tobacco products. Hookah pipes take this flavored tobacco and turn it into a vapor, which is […]

How a Dentist Can Help With Bad Breath

According to the Bad Breath Institute, it’s estimated that up to 45 percent of the total worldwide population have some level of bad breath, or halitosis – and we’re not talking about “morning breath.” In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that up to 80 million people experience some sort of halitosis. This has led to […]

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Brushing?

Getting into a good oral routine is critical to keeping your teeth and gums looking great, a big reason why dentists recommend that you should brush at least twice per day and floss at least once per day. Yes, we all know how important brushing is – but is there such a thing as overdoing it? […]

Types of Tooth Stains and How They Are Treated

There’s a reason why over-the-counter teeth whitening products and in-office whitening services have become so popular over the years – people want to improve their appearance and have a brighter smile. However, tooth discoloration and/or teeth staining can stem from a variety of causes, which include both issues with the tooth itself and reactions to the food […]

What is Colgate Optic White?

A white, sparkling smile can go a long way to making a positive first impression and boosting the confidence and self-esteem of any individual. It’s why so many people don’t just desire a mouth full of straight teeth, but a mouth full of sparkling white teeth, too. That’s part of the reason why teeth whitening […]