What is Plaque?

Plaque is a thick buildup that occurs throughout the body and prohibits certain aspects from functioning properly. Plaque buildup that occurs in the arteries does not allow proper blood flow to and from the heart, leading to significant health issues. Plaque buildup that occurs inside the mouth leaves your entire oral health susceptible to infection, decay, disease, tooth loss, diabetes, …

Caring For Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush was designed to help you clean your teeth. Can you remember the last time you replaced your toothbrush? Do you know how old your toothbrush is? If you answered no, then it is time to get a new toothbrush! Below are tips for caring for your toothbrush in order to keep it as clean as possible between replacements: …

Your Diet and Your Teeth

Many people correlate their dietary choices with their general health and their weight. While their diets definitely have an effect on these, there is another area that is commonly overlooked when it comes to dietary choices: the teeth. When you stop and think about it, it makes sense that your dietary choices affect your teeth because every food and beverage …

Tooth Restoration

Your permanent teeth are meant to last you a lifetime, yet there are many circumstances in life that interfere with the achievement of this goal. Infection, decay, damage, injury, and trauma can all cause the health and the appearance of a tooth to be compromised. Tooth restorations are dental procedures done with the specific intent of correcting issues so that …

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

A stop on any drug store’s oral health care aisle will supply plenty of options for toothbrush colors, toothpaste flavors, and bottles of mouthwash. While your dentist has repeatedly reminded you about the importance of brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily, you may not have heard much information regarding mouthwash. Yet, with all of the options available …