Practical Oral Health Care: Gingivitis Treatments and Prevention

Are you familiar with the word gingivitis and what it entails? Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease in which several symptoms can often be present alerting you to a downturn in your oral health in relation to gum tissue infections. If gingivitis is present, you will need to visit your dentist so that treatments can be used to... read more »

Protecting your Gums

We all know how important it is to protect your teeth. After all, we can live without them! However, did you know it’s just as important to protect your gums? Let’s take a look at exactly why that is. Gum health Obtaining the best oral health possible doesn’t just mean that your teeth are free of cavities and plaque. It... read more »

Why Plaque Removal is Important

You’ve probably heard about plaque before--especially if you’ve ever visited a dentist--but do actually know what it is? Do you know what you can do to keep plaque at bay, stop it from forming, and the effect plaque can actually have on your smile? As you may know, plaque is a substance that can build up on your teeth. If... read more »

How to Treat Tartar

What is that colorless, sticky film you can feel on your teeth after you eat? Even though you can’t see it, you can definitely feel it! This is plaque which forms when the harmful bacteria in your mouth react with sugar and starches from the food you eat (and beverages you drink). Plaque creates acid that can erode your tooth... read more »

Healthy Gums Require Regular Flossing

Your oral health is a keystone to excellent physical health, and your daily brushing and flossing routine is a key to maintaining your healthy smile. In many cases the health of your gums is directly related to how often you floss as well as how effective your technique is. Every time you eat food particles inevitably become stuck in your... read more »